Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 8, 2016)

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

CANDY CANES

  • Candy canes to Guildford Town Centre for playing all kinds of great Christmas music.  Much appreciated for the holidays!
  • Candy canes to all the volunteers and charities who are working hard to ensure as many families and children have an amazing Christmas this year. Thank you so much for all you do!
  • Lots of candy canes to the man who left $100 cash at Kalmar Restaurant in Surrey. He left it anonymously after overhearing our family talk with our waitress about losing our whole house and all our belongings in a fire on Dec. 2. You blew my family and I away with your thoughtfulness and generosity. Words can’t express how much we appreciate what you did for us at such a difficult time in our lives.
  • Candy canes to neighbours who do their best to keep their driveways and sidewalks cleared after a snowfall. It is appreciated.
  • Candy canes to retail stores whose employees don’t constantly “hover” while people shop. Let us browse in peace, please!
  • Loads of sweet candy canes to shoppers who don’t get all anxious and grumpy while shopping during the holiday season. Don’t take the joy out of Christmas.
  • Candy canes to Grandma Gwen for helping our little entrepreneur create his awesome “Stylish Stress Balls.” He was so proud to tell us that he sold out in no time! It must have made quite a mess making them with flour, balloons and glue, so thank you again!

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COAL

  • Coal to our neighbour who lets his German Shepherd bark all day and all night!
  • A large bucket of coal to the man who slammed his shopping cart into the elderly lady’s cart at Superstore. Yes you did say “excuse me” but maybe she doesn’t hear well or she didn’t understand you. In the future, please give the person a chance to retrieve their item from the shelf or walk a couple steps out of your way to go around. You should be ashamed of your behaviour.
  • Coal to all the pipeline protesters. Just where do you think our province is going to get revenue to pay for everything? Natural resource industries in our province are on the ropes and thousands of people are out of work in those industries. The truth is we have no choice because the province will go broke with no money coming in. You “rent-a-crowd” protesters can go back to the U.S. where you came from.
  • Coal to Mayor Hepner for again trying to invent a new parcel tax to be added to property tax. Raising taxes is all she thinks about. This has to stop and she has to go for sure. She should be acting like the Delta mayor, removing parking fees at the hospitals and enforcing city bylaws. I say no more taxes period. I can’t wait for the next city election because Hepner has to go. She should be giving out a tax break for anyone with surveillance cameras installed on their property to reduce crime in Surrey.
  • Lumps of coal to arrogant religious people in our communities who talk down to other people. Religion alone does not make you a good person. It’s your behaviour.

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