Feb 5, 2015
commented on Watch Nancy Pearl and Me Talk About Books
Paul, you are now and have long been my favorite Stranger writer. If you recommend a book, I read it. If you recommend a movie, I see it. If you recommend a sandwich, I do too. Never enough Paul Constant.
You used to take a book to lunch and review both. If you don't want to revive this, would you consider being on Nancy Pearl's show weekly?
Aug 12, 2013
commented on Seattle Needs a Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Every time a driver does something that seems to you over and above his/her job description, send a compliment to Metro. There's a link on their site to an easy-to-fill-out e-mail form. Make note of the bus route, number (above the inside front window, direction bus was going, time of day. A compliment is noted in the driver's personnel file and goes to the supervisor, too.
I've done it for drivers who are exceptionally kind to disabled riders, to drivers who handle a touchy situation well or talk down a scary passenger, drivers who know other bus routes and can give directions to the lost, drivers who wait for someone running to catch the bus.
Maybe that's all in their job description, but still, expressing appreciation for a job well-done and, more important, let one's boss know that an employee does a great job is something you can do any time.
Mar 22, 2013
commented on Walk Hard
Paul, my fellow northern New Englander, does it ever annoy you about this "walk across the country" business that starts in New York.
New York! How about you start in Machias, Maine, there, Edward. Then I'll call you a Champion.
Jan 18, 2012
commented on "Words We Don't Say"
Hubby and Wifey and Mommy when used in comments.
"Dear Hubby went nom nom nom on this meatloaf."
"The Wifey abused my credit cards."
"Four-letter words bring out my Mommy-rage. Think of the children!"
Pretentious [or basically any word, literally], much?