Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 4)

  • On Sunday, Aug. 3, I was in a car accident at Thrift and Stayte Road in White Rock (known as 14th Avenue and 160th Street in Surrey). Dozens of roses to everyone who came to see if my mother and I were OK. There was one woman who told me she did not see the accident because I was behind her. I am hoping that this person could call me, as I was wondering if she had crossed at the crosswalk right before the accident. Thank you. Nancy, 604-805-3507.

  • Beautiful bouquets of roses to the people helping me while I am unable to help myself: Miss Bea, Darcy, Bev and Mike. I am humbled by your kindness!

  • Roses go out to the Wired Monk Fleetwood location for announcing on their Facebook page that they’re officially closing. I am sorry what happened to your wonderful coffee place. I wish you the best of success in the future. I will miss you.

  • A jewelry display cabinet of beautiful roses to my customer Lorraine. She discovered a little ring on her floor after removing her purchases from her bag. She made the effort to contact the store and inquire if anyone had lost a ring, suspecting that it had been put into her bag by mistake. My 15-year-old granddaughter had been helping at the store and it had slipped off her finger when she was packaging the purchase. What a lovely lady to take the time to track down the store, call and then return the ring. My granddaughter was very happy, and we were all moved by this act of kindness.

  • Roses and thanks to the kind lady who, with premeditation, left a paid receipt on our windshield, in stall #11 on the morning of Friday, Aug. 8 behind Peace Arch clinic on Russell Avenue.

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  • Rotten tomatoes to our provincial government. As the father of a Grade 12 student and husband of a teacher, I have been following the dispute closely. Your behaviour and tactics have been ridiculous and outrageous. I thought our provincial government was anti-bullying. As a citizen of B.C., I expect and demand that you respect our court’s decisions.

  • A bushel of rotten, local tomatoes to the big supermarkets and some farmers markets that insist on importing apples and potatoes from Washington State. When you go across the line, you’ll never find potatoes produced in B.C., so why don’t grocers here support our local farmers and economy?

  • Rotten tomatoes to the crazy old woman in the blue car who almost ran me over on 168th Street. You have been reported to the police. What goes around, comes around.

  • Shame on the young drivers who speed on residential roads when there are small children playing outside. What you believe is a brilliant engine scares young, innocent children. Where are our local police to issue speeding tickets?

  • A dumpster full of rotten tomatoes to the person or persons who threw a rock through the window of Penny Savers Thrift Shop. Get a life and do something useful. Make your life count.

  • A truckload of rotten tomatoes dumped into an apartment unit at 13775 74th Avenue, where men were partying in the wee hours recently and shouting obscenities on the balcony. The police had to come to calm them down. Even people in nearby buildings were disturbed from their sleep.

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