Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 1, 2016)

A Christmas version of our weekly gathering of random good wishes and gripes from Surrey Now readers.

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  • Many lovely candy canes to the Now for giving us a place to vent about things that bother us. It’s a great  stress- reliever and is much less violent than giving someone a black eye.
  • Candy canes to the people running the cat trapping organization. Thank you for stepping up to the task of helping cats who have been abandoned. It’s nice to know that there are some good people in this world who care about animals too.
  • Candy canes to the Ottawa Redblacks for winning the Grey Cup Sunday. Congrats guys, you deserve it! More candy canes go to the Calgary Stampeders for trying the best they can to win the Cup – good job to you too!
  • I was driving northbound on 152nd Street, across from Rosemary Retreat Centre, and a car going southbound had stalled. Several people were getting out of their vehicles to help push the vehicle up the hill and over to the side. In the pouring rain! All the candy canes for you all!
  • Candy canes to the people who say, “Thank you” when you hold the door open for them!
  • Candy canes and a big thank you to those who donate their time or money to those in need and help make someone’s holiday a little more merry.
  • Candy canes to our neighbours who always put so much effort and thought into their beautiful Christmas lights displays (not to mention Halloween).
  • Candy canes to everyone who says, “Merry Christmas!”

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  • A whole bunch of coal to our neighbours in our cul-de-sac who always have disgusting yards. Why should I have to look at your mess every day, while you get to look at our clean yard? Do something. Be proud of your home, it is the only possession you have that will increase in value. We have the worst cul-de-sac in this area and the church property is a mess also. You know who you are!
  • A craft table full of coal to the organizations that advertise their craft fairs online and don’t bother to cancel the ad from last year – or cancel the ad if this year’s fair has been cancelled or date changed. Twice recently I have made trips to these fairs (East Delta Hall – Nov.6, and Elgin Hall – Nov 26) only to find out the function is not happening. Get with it crafters – give proper dates if you want the participation. And also mention if there is an entry fee.
  • A carload of coal to drivers who can’t  seem to figure out where their turn signal  is – or they “discover” it when they’re halfway through their turn. Try to be  more responsible.
  • Coal to drivers who don’t know what  the white lines are for by stop signs. They mean that you should stop slightly  before the line, not on the other side of  it. Read your manual.
  • A lump of coal to the Surrey Impark attendant who ticketed me seconds before I paid for my parking. Can you at least give me a few minutes to get to the pay station before you ticket me? You guys are vultures.
  • Coal to all you Christmas humbugs! This truly is the best time of the year!

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