Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 3, 2015)

Our weekly feature gives readers a chance to vent about things that enrage them - or to thank a certain someone who made their day.

Candy Canes

  • A police cruiser full of candy canes to the RCMP officer who stopped  his patrol car, put on his flashers, stopped traffic and helped a very elderly man cross King George Boulevard to go to Superstore. You are amazing!
  • Candy canes to staff at the dog kennel on 24th Avenue who helped after I hit a dog on a dark, rainy night. Even though we couldn’t find the dog or the owner, thank you for calling around to try to find the dog’s owner and thank you for helping me stay safe when I went looking for the dog.
  • Candy canes to Rotary Rec for Kids and their donation of bicycles to the Surrey Christmas Bureau’s Toy Depot. Thank you for making spirits bright this season for hundreds of children in Surrey.
  • Candy canes for our neighbours who get the whole community into the Christmas spirit with their amazing light displays on their homes. It must be a lot of work – and money – but it sure is appreciated.
  • Candy canes to my kids for making the ‘nice’ list again this year. Mom and dad are so proud of how you are both growing up. We love you so much!

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  • Coal to Mayor Hepner who wants to raise taxes to pay for police. Maybe you should try collecting taxes from people who owe the city years of unpaid taxes for illegal suits. Why should taxpayers who don’t have illegal suits pay the taxes of the people with illegal suites? As for crime, it is so bad most people I know don’t even bother to report it anymore because nothing is ever done about it.
  • Coal to drivers who don’t have their lights on at night. Are people so lazy or ignorant that they think their car does everything for them? Daytime running lights are not lights and don’t do anything for the back of your car. The basics of driving seem to be lost, like using signals and putting on lights at night.
  • Coal to myself for using so many profanities while putting up the Christmas lights on our townhouse.
  • Coal to Santa at Guildford Town Centre. While shopping with my grandson, I noticed Santa had arrived. There was a line up so I just took my grandson to the edge of the fence to see Santa but he was too busy talking with an employee to look over and wave. It would only have taken a moment and have meant so much to this small child but Santa chose to talk business instead.

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