Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Anyone Read Craigslist Rants and Raves?

Okay, so the idea is to rave about something you love and rant about something that gets your goat. Here are mine:

RAVE: the plumber who came right away, was courteous and professional, did good work at a reasonable price. The man down the street who saw my wife struggling with a large yard waste container and helped get it to the curb for pickup. The nurse that helped me recover from surgery. The rave is for all the people I come into contact with that are kind, generous, humble, service-oriented and...human!

RANT: The bulk of the postings on Rants and Raves, the advertising and talk shows on television and radio, the vitriol and self-importance, the people that judge others harshly and continually. The people who say things to and about others that used to be so unusual that you'd get punched if you said it to another person, and the people who feel that they are near god-like in their prescience. We are losing all civility, and I can't help but thinking that if this trend continues the policies, beliefs and values that we are all shouting and insulting each other over will be lost in the shuffle of rudeness, judgement and self-righteousness.

To treat others as we would like to be treated is referred to as the Golden Rule. This emerging anger, hat-drop insults, judgement and ire is going to change the color and value of the rule, and we'll be living under the Brown Rule - treating ourselves and everyone else like crap.

Is that how the rants and raves section works?

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