Random Reader Rant and/or Revel


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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

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  • gotryit

    Rant: shooting a block away 2:30am.
    Revel: moving in a few months

  • Rave/Rant: Inauguration!?

  • Rant: Trash collectors making an absolute mess of our alley in Petworth. It’s gotten really bad with broken glass and trash bins everywhere every trash day. I am shocked there’s no audit for this to not happen and it’s expensive when glass cuts my car tires.This would not happen in Georgetown.

    • Oh but it does happen in DuPont/Logan and here in the U Street/Meridian Hill neighborhoods as well. One of the crews working our neighborhood is excellent. The others seem to empty more trash and recycling onto the pavement than into the back of the truck.

    • Oh yes it does! I live in Georgetown and usually come home to find our trash cans tossed out in the street instead of left on the curb.

      Also I’ve noticed people on my block just leave loose bags of trash out on the sidewalk, which attracts rats that chew through the bags and leave food spilled out on the sidewalk. It’s pretty gross. I don’t understand how people live in multi-million dollar townhouses but leave their trash right out on the sidewalks for the rats.

  • It seems the trash has to be wrapped like a gift for the trash collectors to take it. I live in Columbia Heights and every time after trash day I have to call 311 to request an alley cleaning.

  • Rant: Went to The Coupe. Roast pork sandwich was a disgusting mess of vegetables and mayonnaise. Service was lackluster. I am not giving them any more chances.

    • Rave: You get a table immediately now, instead of having to wait an hour for bad service and bad food.

      • I read a lot of bad reviews about The Coupe, but decided to go ahead and give it a try anyway. i must have been there on an off night. The service was very good and the food, while not great, was good too. It was on a Wednesday night and not busy, but not empty either. I didn’t find the food or service to be any better or worse than most places in DC.

    • Lackluster service?!?! Wow, you really hit the jackpot! That’s a marked improvement from what I received the 4 or so times I tried to go.

      Completely agree with a poster below – there’s just no reason to go there for lunch or dinner given the other options in the immediate vicinity. I’m still torn about breakfast – other than IHOP, where can I get breakfast (not brunch, breakfast) in CH if I want something more substantial than pastries?

  • Agree on The Coupe. Went yesterday tried the new chicken wings, completely flavorless and greasy as hell. A hamburger was served on a old bread, and the fries had been cooked hours before. Sat at the bar which was totally empty yet had to flag down one of the two bartenders to get an order in. This place is such a disappointment.

  • Rave: I don’t have to hear the words “President Romney” for the next four years.

    • Rant: I have to hear the words, “President Obama,” for the next four years.
      Rave: Somehow the U.S. will get through, this… I think.

  • Rant: Saw a *DOG* caught on a sloping tile roof on Calvert right near Columbia on Friday night. Poor puppy! Who in their right mind let the dog out up there?!?

    Rave: DC’s finest (fire, police) came to the rescue. A large cheer went up from the crowd when they got the dog off the roof.

    • Emilie504

      That building has a door to the roof on the back that people use frequently. I don’t think it would be difficult for a dog to slip out.

      I was rather impressed with the police I saw during this incident (I saw all this from the back of the building). They scaled the high fence in the back and were practically on the roof before I could blink! Then word came that the dog was rescued. Good job police and firemen!

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