In the news:
Raves to wedding cyclers; rants to lousy driving and parking
Readers rave about a bicycling wedding party and rant about drivers who don’t stop for school buses.
RAVE Huge rave and my best wishes to the bicycling wedding party that pedaled to Seattle Peace Park. The bride and groom were beautifully outfitted and riding a tandem bike, followed by an equally marvelous entourage of beautiful friends. Love was truly in the air. You made my day!
RANT To the drivers who motor by school buses when they’re stopped to pick up children: What is wrong with you? There’s a sign on the back of the bus indicating that you must STOP when lights are flashing, and it’s there for a reason. You are jeopardizing the safety of everyone on that bus, including my kid, when you speed by. A few minutes of waiting won’t break your commute.
RAVE To the family gathered at Szmania’s after a memorial service, including a young child banging spoons on the table. They apologized for disturbing my birthday dinner and picked up our tab. We tried to refuse, but it had already been processed. When the family left, the widow apologized for the noise and said just pay it forward. I can’t even imagine thinking of anyone but my family on such a day of sorrow, so my heart and thanks to her, and yes, I will pay it forward.
RANT Why must I register online, give an email address, complete a survey, then return with a code to get a coupon for everything? I have news for businesses: I don’t want your daily updates! If I liked your store and/or product, I’ll come back.
RAVE For Smithsonian Museum’s free admission day to museums all over the country, and to EMP for participating. EMP is fantastic and the staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks, Smithsonian and EMP, for a great opportunity to spend a rainy day learning about music history.
RANT To the person who hit our truck in the Home Depot parking lot, leaving a large dent and no note. Thanks for leaving some of your car’s white paint. Hope we left even more of our gray paint.
RAVE To the kind lady who flagged me down to tell me my left back tire was nearly flat. Thanks!
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