Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 11)

  • A bouquet of roses to passing motorists who came to my aid when I tripped and fell. Also to the ladies from Peace Portal Lodge, the paramedic who gently persuaded me to be taken to emergency, the staff there and the kind RCMP officer who called the ambulance and who offered to, and did, drive me home after I was checked out in emergency.

  • A beautiful mixed bouquet of longstemmed roses to Impressive Eyewear for their wonderful service. I stepped on my glasses, the lens popped out and the frame resembled a pretzel! I was so delighted that they were able to restore the frame to its original shape and replace the lens. What a superb job, and it was a freebie. Thank you for going the extra mile! I will pay it forward.

  • A bouquet of "salmon" coloured roses to the Sandpiper Pub, on East Beach in White Rock, for coming to the rescue of our "family reunion" Saturday, Aug. 23! One of the "family" brought an "uncooked" salmon to the reunion but we had no oven to cook it! Sandpiper to the rescue. The staff graciously offered to cook it for us! It was delicious. Thank you so much!

  • Roses to Wayne from security and two lovely ladies working at Chapters Indigo on Sept. 3. Thanks to these wonderful people and their quick attention to my distress, my stolen bike was tracked down and returned to its eternally grateful owner. -Cecilia

  • 697 gorgeous roses to the delightful lady who took the time to talk to me at the cruise ship terminal. She told me I could find comfort and encouragement from the Bible at Imagine my surprise to see it is translated into 697 languages, with over 100 being different sign-languages. Thank-you and God bless.

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  • A bushel of rotten tomatoes to some parents of young hockey players who won’t allow an 11-year-old to play rep hockey because of who and what his father does. They say they will pull their sons from the team rather than have them play with him! Absolutely disgraceful for adults to punish that boy for "the sins of the father." It’s a game and he is an excellent player, and has been playing for years. They are the ones who need to grow up!

  • A bin full of extremely rotten tomatoes to the ignorant, out-of-line jerk who was at the torchlight parade in White Rock. He repeatedly called me an ‘A’ hole for asking him to be careful while I was assisting a road marshal moving a barricade for a brokendown float. Get a life. Stop being so judgmental and try helping.

  • Rotten tomatoes go out to the stupid government, which is keeping us hostage in this stupid strike. Do you even realize what your doing to us students and teachers is against the law? Can’t we all just come to a compromise and get along? We all need to move on with our lives and just appreciate what we get from it instead of being selfish about it.

  • A dumptruck full of rotten, smelly tomatoes to a particular market in White Rock. They refused to let me exchange a very "not ripe" watermelon the day after I had purchased it. They insisted that they do not accept any returns, for any reason, when their receipt clearly says the customer has 24 hours to do so! When that was pointed out, they changed their reason for refusal to, "the watermelon was ripe." Very poor customer service. What comes around, goes around!

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