Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 15, 2016)

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

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  • Fire trucks full of candy canes to all Surrey firehalls for allowing people to drop off toys there for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
  • Candy canes to our nice young neighbours for shovelling our double driveway after you got home from work without being asked. You guys are great. P.S. We are both over 80 years old and it is nice to live in such a nice neighbourhood. Merry Christmas!
  • During this busy week of installing snow tires, Ken and his staff at Fleetwood Fountain Tire deserve candy canes for coming to my rescue when I got a flat tire. A big thank you again!
  • Sending a dozen candy canes to the lady at the McDonald’s drive thru who paid for my order. It wasn’t a big order but the kindness was there. I would like to thank you! Goes to show even in the busiest time of the year, there are good people out there – you are one of them.
  • Candy canes to the Bolivar Heights neighbour with the red tractor who has been out and about clearing snow from our streets and driveways.  He’s been doing it for many years but, as a newcomer, this is my first year to benefit from such chivalry. Thanks!
  • Candy canes to the gentleman and his companion who stopped to help my husband when he fell on ice outside of Bianca Amor’s. Your gracious help was appreciated. Thank you so much.
  • Sending a whole Santa sack full of candy canes to the nurses at Laurel Place Hospice. We are very grateful  for the wonderful care and compassion you gave to my mother-in-law.

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  • Coal to the female driver who almost knocked me down while I was in the crosswalk at 20th and 148th around noon on Dec. 4. It was daylight so you have no excuse for not seeing me. Drivers in South Surrey need to slow down and look for pedestrians.
  • A ton of coal to the person or persons who stole our wicker chair with striped cushions off our front porch in Provinceton Heights just before Halloween night. You have a lot of nerve stealing from a senior who enjoyed sunrises with a cup of coffee. Shame on you. You should return it, no questions asked.
  • A stocking full of coal to my neighbour. Thank you for reminding me every day how awful you are. You are the most ignorant person that I have ever had the displeasure of coming into contact with. You think of no one but yourself.
  • Snow shovels full of coal to School District 36 for not clearing and salting the parking lots. When I phoned to complain they said phone the school and tell them. They know everyone was slipping and falling. If I didn’t do my job I would be fired.
  • A big bag of coal goes out to obsessive people who talk about useless pointless things that are of no use to talk about. Can you talk about more productive things for once? Grow up already and act your age!
  • Coal to all the drivers out there last weekend who had no business being on the slippery roads – I watched as countless cars couldn’t even get up a small hill. Do you not realize you are endangering others?


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