Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 15, 2015)

ROSES

  • A big bouquet of roses to "Mike" who owns a granite company in South Surrey. On Christmas Eve, our regular delivery driver was not able to deliver our bird seed and the replacement driver was struggling to unload his truck. We were struggling to push our skids of seed into our barn (two girls and a senior citizen) when Mike and his friend stopped to help. Thank you so much and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  • Red roses to Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps for saving her city $100K per year by not hiring an executive assistant. How about it, Linda?

  • An overflowing wheelbarrow of roses to the volunteers at South Fraser Imagination Library. My children are delighted by their monthly books and our family bedtimes are enriched by your commitment to promoting literacy in our community. Wishing you a successful 2015.

  • Beautiful red roses to my colleagues Kim and Angela, who make my everyday work environment fun. You are both a breath of fresh air every day!

  • Two grateful seniors send dozens of roses to Tara, Lisa and Beulah, who took time out to assist them when their car hit black ice on 138A Street. A special thanks to Tara who took charge of the situation from beginning to end.

  • Roses to the passionate residents and advocates in our communities who take the lead in confronting our city’s huge challenges with crime, poverty, etc. I realize that when you do stand up, you are often accused of things like fearmongering and rabblerousing, etc. Please keep up the good work!

  • Roses to all the selfless volunteers in our city. Without you, our community would be nothing! You inspire us all.

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ROTTEN TOMATOES

  • Rotten tomatoes to Surrey First for raising taxes after lying to us in the recent election. Residents, 55 years and older: check out how to "defer" your taxes.

  • Rotten tomatoes to parents who let their teenagers associate with the wrong crowd. It’s not uncommon for drugs, poverty, mental health and easy money to contribute, but after all is said and done it results from poor parenting. Unfortunately, some parents play the victim card instead of accepting responsibility for their children’s actions.

  • Rotten tomatoes to people who let their toddlers walk in the middle of parking lots and roadways. The world is not responsible for your child’s safety.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the person who complained about personal attacks in this column. People have every right to free speech, so if you don’t like what you read, go buy yourself a blindfold and maybe some earplugs. That way you can live in your utopian fantasy world of rainbows and unicorns.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the person who closed the doors on me while I was trying to enter Central City Shopping Centre. Have you no manners? You’re not the only person who wants to get into the mall, you know.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the inconsiderate neighbours across the street from me on Sussex Crescent. They installed a double floodlight/spotlight outside of their kitchen window, fully aimed at our bedroom and ensuite windows. Is this harassment or voyeurism?

  • Rotten tomatoes to Christy Clark and the Liberals for cutting funding to graduated adults who want to upgrade their courses to enhance their employment options. G.A.s – sign up for a free course before May 1 or pay for one after that date.

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