Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (July 2, 2015)


  • A dressing room full of roses and ice cream to our grandson and his "Beast Mode" buddies. Congratulations on your silver medals! Special thanks to coach Steve for making sure all the boys got to play.

  • Roses – white, of course – to the 9U Cloverdale Spurs (white) who fought through a tough tournament schedule and a scorching weekend on the diamond in Newton to pull off an amazing second place showing. You played your hearts out and made your coach very proud. My favourite moment came in our final team meeting after losing the final by just two runs. That’s when one player humbly addressed the team and apologized for being selfish and headstrong after he hit a grand slam early in the tourney. We’re a team now boys – let’s go get ’em!

  • Roses to all the students who try their very best at school!

  • Big roses for the lady who gave me a bag to pick up all the pop cans I dropped on the street.

  • Sweet crimson roses to the inventors of chilly lagers, cozy hammocks and industrial-strength fans.

  • Roses to the lady at a local store who threw an item in my bag for free after her manager rudely spoke to me telling me I couldn’t purchase it for a ridiculous reason. Some people can’t help but be miserable, and your kindness did not go unnoticed.

  • Roses to parents out there who are raising their kids to use manners. It’s always nice to hear young ones say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ and especially wonderful to see youth open doors for people and offer their seats while waiting at restaurants and on the bus.


  • Rotten tomatoes to the person who was being rude to me, asking what I was doing when I was trying to photograph my school. Mind your own business!

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey for not enforcing secondary suite bylaws. What happened to the requirement that the owner must live on the property in either the main dwelling unit or the secondary suite? And what about the requirement to provide one additional off-street parking place? With parking on both sides of the street, the streets become one-way traffic and are hazardous.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey and other municipalities for the pathetic road patching and paving that has been going on for some time. It is very difficult to drive anywhere in Surrey and elsewhere without having to maneuver through the ridiculous paving jobs supposedly ‘repairing’ what has been dug up or replaced. I cannot believe the shoddy work that is being paid for by us taxpayers. Everyone’s vehicles takes a beating on the suspension and tires from this. Time to file a claim with Surrey for damages to repair my suspension.

  • Rotten tomatoes to my husband for complaining about my noisy budgies. Sheesh…

  • Tomatoes to the traffic goofs who stare straight ahead and pretend you’re not there when you’re politely trying to ask them if they’ll let you into their lane.

  • Icy tomatoes to the bicyclist who rode by me the other day, wearing a black turtleneck sweater. Are you for real? It had to be about 30 degrees out. You made me uncomfortable just looking at you.

Send your roses or rotten tomatoes to and watch for them here and in Thursday’s Now.

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