Readers thankful for the kindness of strangers; upset with those who judge them by their trekking poles

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RAVE To the caring and thoughtful person who found my license tab in the Fred Meyer parking lot and placed it on my bumper for me to find and install properly. Dear sweet spouse put it on with scotch tape.

RANT To all the rude people who point, giggle, stare and laugh at us while my husband and I take our suburban walks in Edmonds using trekking poles. We are old and arthritic and the poles make it possible for us to walk much farther. Most older people would seem to benefit from using them, so why are we made to feel foolish?