Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (May 28, 2015)


  • Bouquets of roses to all the people on Friday afternoon who took the time to help a frightened stray black dog on 82nd Avenue in Delta. Everyone from the young lady on her way to work, who stopped to try to offer water and called Delta Animal Services, to the lady out walking who gave up her water, staff at Bosleys and the ladies who followed and eventually corralled the dog in a front yard until it could be safely picked up. What could have been a tragedy ended well! It’s good to know that there are such caring animal lovers in the neighbourhood.

  • Here’s a rose: I hope it doesn’t take 20 years for Sam Dunn’s prediction to come true – that the Cloverdale Rodeo will be looked upon as a trendsetter for dropping the most controversial events. Yes, please, Cloverdale, tell your story! Dropping the cruel calf-roping, steer-wrestling, team roping and wild horse racing events resulted in a more successful fair. Yippee!

  • Roses to the neighbours in our area who take care to make their yards and patios beautiful. Some of our neighbours couldn’t care less, so thank you for doing your part in keeping our complex looking as great as it does.

  • Roses to our local groundskeepers who work so hard to keep our parks clean.

  • Roses to parents of kids in sports who are supportive of their children – and their coaches – in every way.


  • Rotten tomatoes to the parents who let their teenagers go to Whistler on the May long weekend and wreak havoc and violence. This is a real problem and these kids are giving your wonderful community a hugely bad name.

  • Rotten smelly tomatoes to the daycare workers at a Surrey elementary school who gossip about other teachers instead of doing their job.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the overgrown baby driving in his truck who swore at us when we were trying to merge onto a highway. We had the right of way.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the depressing media stories about the shootings in Newton. This garbage is nothing new and I’m tired of hearing about it.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the people who think it’s OK to change their baby in a food court. Where are your manners?

  • Rotten tomatoes to the neighbour across the street who peed on my tulips and killed them. Stay out of my yard!

  • Rotten tomatoes to the cab driver who threw his garbage out his window and onto the drive-thru roadway at the Cloverdale McDonald’s.

  • Rotten tomatoes to parents who bring up their kids to be disrespectful and show no responsibility for their actions. Call me an old fogie but today’s generation is going to hell in a hand basket.

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