Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (July 24, 2014)

  • A big bouquet of roses to all the people who jumped to assist me with my nephew when he stepped on a shell and sliced open his foot at Centennial Beach. From the camp group with their first aid kit to the nurse and paramedic who were enjoying a day off and still dropped everything to help. My faith in humanity is restored. Four stitches later and my little buddy us good as new. Thanks everyone.

  • White roses for Donna on your recent, tragic loss at Kennedy dog park. Your lovely companion will be dearly missed.

  • Refreshing roses to the woman on Columbia Avenue who used her garden hose as a misting station for the overheated road race competitors at the Tour de White Rock.

  • Red roses to someone who once wrote how behaviour interventionists are little more than special babysitters. Finally! Someone agrees with me.

  • A SkyTrain car full of roses to the very nice lady who shared her cab with me from the New West SkyTrain, and then picked up the tab. Ma’am, you made my day – I hope somewhere down the line I can pay the favor forward for someone else. More roses go to all those trying to get home to Surrey that night waiting for cabs who waved us forward to take the cab – you all rock!

  • Roses to Aurora and Chris who’ve moved into my neighbourhood after all these years. It puts a smile on my face to know they’re here. It must be hard for her living with that old scooter day after day but she never stops smiling!

  • A bouquet of roses to the two ladies in Cloverdale who stopped to help a boy who fell off his skateboard. It is wonderful to see people watching out for the children in our community.

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  • Rotten tomatoes to people who still whine about the whole pride flag issue. Enough is enough already. Let’s drop the subject and move on.

  • Rotten tomatoes to parents who brag about sending their kids to child care facilities. None of these child care workers truly love your children like you do. There is no one like a parent.

  • Rotten tomatoes to all governments for not putting an immediate stop to pesticides killing our precious bees. What are we waiting for?

  • Rotten tomatoes to users of Holly Park who are incapable of cleaning up after themselves, smoke by the facilities, and use the foulest of language. Red roses to the people who care about their park and the gift of a free summer outdoor pool. By-law officers and/or RCMP are needed to patrol, especially in the evening.

  • A dozen rotten tomatoes to people who bring uncontrollable dogs to public dog parks and fail to stop them from doing terrible things there.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the guy who owns a Hummer in Fleetwood and takes up two spots when he parks all the time. My wife and newborn are forced to park further from our house because of this. It’s a small issue, yes, but it’s also one of those infuriating nags that I see every day. The vehicle just tops it off for me too. So cliché.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the person who took two baby raccoons to Green Timbers Park in a green garbage can and abandoned them to fend for themselves. How did you think they could live in the wild at such a young age? They would have starved or been eaten by coyotes. There are organizations who care for our wildlife. You could have taken the poor little ones to them. Shame on you!

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