Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 8, 2015)

ROSES

  • Sweet roses to the cast and crew of the Betty Huff Theatre Club. Charlotte’s Web was fantastic! One would think they are all veteran actors but for many it was their first time on stage. Great entertainment right at our doorstep.

  • Roses to my beautiful wife for being a great friend – not just to me but to others as well. You work hard at your job and at home and always have time to do things for others. You are setting a great example to our kids!

  • Roses to Mrs. Bruce, my son’s amazing teacher at Hillcrest Elementary school. You have truly connected with your students, my son included. He is thriving in your class and loves going to school. My wife and I love your idea of having each student set a goal for the day, and then allowing them to decide at the end of the day if they achieved that goal. I also love your idea of keeping the lights low in your class. I have copied your idea for my office! Thanks again.

  • Roses to our neighbours for being patient and long-suffering last weekend when we may have been a little loud with the music late at night. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday a little too hard. Thanks for understanding that it only happens once (or twice) a year!

  • A rose for my handsome husband who made Christmas perfect for our family!

  • Roses to the people who always strive to see the good in people, even though it can be difficult to do in some cases. I appreciate being around these kinds of positive people and will strive to be more like this in 2015.

  • Roses for the great response from Surrey Fire Hall No. 2 to help determine the cause of some noxious odour. They returned twice on the same day with no complaint – all in a day’s work. Kudos.

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ROTTEN TOMATOES

  • Rotten tomatoes to the horrible old woman who verbally abused me and my family at Guildford Town Centre. No, we won’t "go back to India." I was born and raised here in Surrey and my parents have been permanent residents for more then 20 years. How dare you say such a thing to someone just because you thought they were in your way?

  • Rotten tomatoes to AirCare – and good riddance. What a waste of taxpayers’ money – just a cash grab. It was useless after 1996 when cars got cleaner emissions from the manufacturers.

  • Rotten tomatoes to our new mayor in Surrey who has yet to say what she will do about illegal suites in Surrey. But she did say that she would raise taxes. I say if you want money, get it from the ones who owe it first. Maybe you should enforce city bylaws.

  • Heaps of rotten tomatoes to the first two cyclists of the year I observed breaking not one, but three traffic laws in the 30 seconds I was watching them. I’ll be keeping track for all of 2015. Last year I estimated a 10 per cent rate of law obedience among cyclists (38 per cent among motorized vehicles), but this year I’ll have the statistics and GoPro videos to prove it.

  • Rotten tomatoes to my neighbours in East Clayton. We are aware that you think we are stupid, but it is really you who are the selfish, stupid ones. I would not wish on my worst enemy neighbours like you.

  • 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. It’s shameful.

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