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February 27, 2022 at 6:24 pm in reply to: Madison Middle School : Self-Appointed Law Enforcement Deputy for Dog Owners? #1028604
You’re right, I ignored your questions.
That’s because I find you obnoxious and entitled.February 25, 2022 at 8:47 pm in reply to: Madison Middle School : Self-Appointed Law Enforcement Deputy for Dog Owners? #1028511
This is the sort of post that makes the Seattle stereotype so hard to shake. Presumably you got told off for breaking the law, and instead of yelling back at the guy you came to anonymously whine on the internet?
Before you posted this I wouldn’t have had any sympathy for you getting chewed out for what you did. Now that you’ve posted this I don’t have any respect for you, either.January 21, 2022 at 11:35 am in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1025977
I am a bit confused why you are not asking these questions of your doctor or, at least, of a medical professional staffing one of the many Covid related call centers.
Asking random strangers on a small, local internet message board just doesn’t seem like the best way to let yourself be convinced of anything. While relying solely on authority is of course a fallacy in itself, it does seem like your questions should be posed to medical professionals (for a couple different reasons).
“(if you want to get technical, yes the car should have up to date tabs even if not used)”
You’re using the street to store a vehicle (with expired tabs) you don’t use and complaining you got a ticket.
“While I follow the rule of law”
And YOU did it, you grand US of A. Congratulations on getting Biden into the White House. I know it can’t have been easy for some of you, and I hope you don’t get triggered by this (LOL), but good job having at least a modicum of decency and rejecting the republican lunacy at the national level. I wish you the best–and good job, nation!November 1, 2021 at 10:33 pm in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1020011
The difference is that wseakell wasn’t just talking about residents 12 and older, and you are. If you look at West Seattle’s entire population the percent vaccinated is in fact lower than 80.
wseakell was clearly talking about West Seattle as a whole, not just those 12 and over:
“Also, 80% of West Seattle is vaccinated, so there aren’t many vulnerable folks left out there.”
I was just trying to clarify that, as stated, the 80% figure is not true. And while I don’t really have a problem with people regularly glossing over the difference between everyone and only those 12+, that difference does seem worth remembering–particularly when the conversation is focused on children. Again, not a big deal but certainly worth keeping in mind!October 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1019877
wseakell, it is not true that, as you wrote, “…80% of West Seattle is vaccinated…”
As for the rest of this nonsense, I must say that I also noticed what Anonyme reports: in my frequent walks around West Seattle I see kids happily masking when they don’t need to. This leads me to believe that many of them really don’t mind masking up at all.
You might find it unnecessary, but so what? If they don’t mind, and if it’s not hurting you, what do you care?
Some people might find shoes unnecessary–heck, they might argue shoes actually damage our posture, unnaturally constrict our feet, and mention that for thousands and thousands of years people went barefoot. They might argue that there is no reason for people to wear hot, stuffy shoes, that it’s overkill and it would be much healthier to take them off!
People wear things, and do things, for all sorts of reasons. They’re not hurting you, except for maybe your feelings, and they’re not hurting themselves–so let them be.
Yeah, some of them can really smell strong, too.
Hope the new one works out for you!
Most fabric these days is sprayed with various chemicals that do various things. Some are to meet fire-retardant standards, some are to ward off stains, and some just make the fabric look nicer when shipped (e.g., shinier and less wrinkly). Maybe this one piece got over-sprayed, and you’re smelling the results.
Air it out outside, if possible, and the smells should dissipate.
Or just send it back, I’m sure the store would be fine exchanging it.
It’s like aa said, do what works for you.
You want me to call 911 if I hear a knock at my door but when I get to my door there’s nobody there?
Or do you only want me to call 911 if there’s a knock at my door but when I get to my door I see a kid running away?
I… I just don’t think I’ll do that. Sorry if your flowers got trampled. I could Venmo you a couple bucks, if that’d help?
Well, this being Seattle maybe it is a bit surprising they got called out that directly. After all, wouldn’t one normally not even look the offender in the eye, and certainly not say anything to them (and then of course rush home to angrily complain on the local blog!)?
Thanks, Buttercup, that’s a good point.
Julie: it’s definitely a mutually beneficial relationship, and I am indeed quite grateful that Goodwill exists. But surely you can see it’s more convenient (for them as well as for me!) to find times when they’re not as jammed.
Thank you, Puppyluck! I’ll try for the Goodwill and if the line intimidates head over to Value Village, that’s a great idea.
If you are planning for it in advance how is it an emergency?
I think CarDriver is correct, at least about this small point: you will not get permission. But if it’s really an emergency why on earth wouldn’t you do it anyway and just swallow the fine?
One more thing I just thought of–unless there are already baby squirrels (have they built a drey?) then they probably will leave the attic during the day–so if you can find the entry point you might be able to catch them when they’re out and lock the door, as it were. Regardless-Good luck!!
I hope you connected with Puppyluck!
I’ll also second the mailing center suggestion–I’ve taken bags of bubble wrap, etc., to the Admiral Junction Mailing Center (California Ave @ Spokane) and they’ve accepted it. The guys who used to run it and have since retired seemed to appreciate it–the current owners accept it, but seem less enthusiastic so you might want to double-check with them (they’re lovely people, though).January 15, 2021 at 11:25 am in reply to: French drain basement interior recommendations/advice #997004
We’ve used All Seasons Waterproofing, and have been happy. They were professional and explained well what the options were. They didn’t try to upsell, and their work has held up.
The only thing I wish we’d done was do more of the basement–we had them install the drain system along two sides of our basement, but really we should have just done the whole thing.
Good catch, Ponderosa–I was going off of the Google satellite view, but another angle shows the crosswalk clearly there (going… to where, exactly, I don’t know!).
As for the merge/lane change debate, I didn’t mean to connect that issue to this discussion–I probably shouldn’t have brought it up at all since it clearly muddied the waters. I was writing about extremely early merging as a common Seattle behavior in general, not anything specific to do with this bit of traffic.
Sue, from what I can tell when driving south on WMW S both the gentle right (before the island) and the hard right directly after the island put cars into the same lane of the on-ramp to northbound 509. You can see my link to an image of the intersection in a previous post.
The presumable advantage of the dedicated lane (the one that turns before the island) is three-fold: you don’t need to stop for the signal, the turn is softer so you can keep a higher speed, and there is no crosswalk (fewer pedestrians to watch for) there.
I think the only times people would take the hard right is if they somehow didn’t get over into the correct lane at first, or if 509 was so backed up the dedicated right turn lane is stopped–in that case it might be faster to take the hard right to possibly get towards the front of the line. And it’s that last case scenario that people are considering cutting in line.
CarDriver, I think we are talking about the same place? Is it here: https://tinyurl.com/y2x9hst3
If it is we’re talking about the same place. I think KBear is right, but I’m not sure given the dedicated turn lane why that sharp right from what was the center lane (but becomes the right) is not prohibited.
I also wanted add that I agree with KBear regarding merging, and point out late zipper merges (or at least what Seattle seems to consider late) really are a benefit to traffic flow. No where else have I seen so many people get over so early to specific lanes, it’s just a really poor use of the roadway). End rant–sorry!
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I’d be curious about the answer to this also, for no reason other than that I’m now curious. For the record, CarDriver, you’re talking about heading south on West Marginal Way S, and the turn onto Holden/the onramp for 509? If that’s correct, I don’t see any signs prohibiting a sharp right onto S Holden, so maybe it’s legal? It sure feels like that turn’d be illegal… Hopefully someone knows!
Depending on the books and their condition, you could sell them either to Pegasus or Powell’s down in Portland (you can check their website for instructions, but last I heard they accept books via post).
If you want to donate them, there are little free libraries you could gradually fill, Goodwill accepts books, and, if you have books for younger readers, Mary’s Place would probably take them.