Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (June 4, 2015)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our readers must have been cranky this week – which is why this week’s Roses and Rotten Tomatoes is a special ‘Rotten Tomatoes only’ edition. Email your submissions – including Roses – to


  • Rotten tomatoes to the person on the 323 Newton Exchange bus who told an innocent guy to get lost and sit somewhere else. Who are you to tell people where to sit? It’s not your public transit and, on the other hand, you don’t own it! If it bothers you so much, take a taxi and sit by yourself.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey for not having all parks in Surrey patrolled. Newton is getting all the attention. Try going down to the Bridgeview fishing dock at the foot of 130th Street. There is constant drug dealing and drug use down there, along with drinking and fires all the time. Dogs are never on a leash and there is all kinds of illegal dumping there, too. How about cleaning up that place so it is safe to go there and fish?

  • A classroom full of rotten tomatoes to the Surrey school board for its latest cost-cutting bombshell. It targets the most vulnerable and needy students. These students will be subjected to a severe reduction in the number of education assistants available to serve their special needs, thus greatly reducing the chance of achieving any life skills or exposure to receiving the maximum education they are capable of. We must stand up for the rights of those that can’t stand up for themselves!

  • Rotten tomatoes out to the irresponsible woman who was letting her screaming baby cry on the bus. You’re not the only one using transit, you know?

  • Rotten tomatoes to those who text while riding their bicycles, in heavy traffic yet. Are you, like, insane? Better rotten tomatoes than tombstones. Smarten up!

  • Rotten tomatoes to my wife’s budgies. They won’t shut up, not for a second. Driving me nuts.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the unwelcome stranger who snooped in our building and spied on our neighbours. Congratulations buddy, you have been reported to the police.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the blonde female cop driving a dark grey ‘ghost car’ minivan who had her cellphone up to her ear and was paying more attention to her computer console than the road. I guess distracted driving is only dangerous if you don’t have a badge. Unbelievable.

  • Rotten tomatoes to you irresponsible dog owners who are always losing your dogs, allowing them to get loose and terrorize the neighbourhood by chasing other dogs and cats.

  • Rotten tomatoes to our neighbours, who let their dog out on their sundeck and let him/her bark all day at everything that moves. Your dog has been barking since 7 a.m. this Sunday morning and it is now 10 a.m. Do you not hear him/her? You need to either keep him inside or teach him not to bark at everything that moves. How about having some respect and courtesy for neighbours who just want to get caught up with their sleep?

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