Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (June 11, 2015)


  • A big hug to my wonderful, hardworking daughter Chelsea on graduating Grade 7. I am so proud of you. I look forward to having an amazing summer with you. Love daddy.

  • Black and orange roses to my Tadpole Giants. We had some ups and downs on the diamond this spring but your coach is proud of you all. See you next year!

  • Red roses to two sets of Good Samaritans. Thank you so much for stopping and helping me push my car off the road, taking the time at 9 p.m. to help an older women push her broken car as others drove past and swore at me, also thanks to the guy who let me use his cell phone to call for help when the 7-Eleven would not. Good Samaritans are still in Surrey.

  • Bouquets of roses to the wonderful bus drivers on the HandyDart system. They make it possible for me to receive the therapy I need and are always cheerful and encouraging during each trip.

  • A big bouquet of roses to the lovely young man who shared his cab with three "quite elderly" ladies last Saturday night. We were coming from the SkyTrain and had been waiting for a while. He was up for the next cab but insisted we take it. We said that he should share since we were going the same direction. He insisted that we be dropped off at each of our houses and then insisted on paying for the whole cab trip. Your mother has raised a true gentleman. Thanks again.


  • Rotten tomatoes to those who use this ridiculous column to complain and argue about the most insignificant things. This column is a waste of newspaper space and beyond ridiculous. Do you even hear yourselves? Doesn’t anybody have any real lives anymore? How about finding better things to do with your time? Do any of you people not have jobs to go to? Oh well, guess I’ll give myself a few rotten tomatoes for wasting my time with this garbage.

  • Rotten tomatoes to those who complain about bus riding baby crying passengers, noisy budgies, loose dogs, barking dogs, dog fur in parks, dog poop, noisy teenagers, parking wars, noisy birds, too much rain, not enough rain, blah, blah, blah. Be productive instead of complaining about such trivial things and if you really don’t like something, find out how to change it instead of complaining about it. As for the person who complained about the baby crying on the bus, may 50 bus loads of rotten tomatoes be dumped on your head, do you really think that mother was letting the baby cry just to annoy you? It’s amazing what you’ll say when it’s anonymous, isn’t it?

  • Rotten tomatoes to my neighbours and their four barking dogs. I go to bed at 10 p.m. and my neighbours let their dogs out at 11 p.m., all four of them barking their heads off. Then they let them out again at 1:30 a.m., same thing – barking noisily. How about trying to be decent neighbours and keeping them muzzled if you must let them out at night?

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