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Opinion

Candy Canes & Coal (Dec. 21, 2018)

A Christmas-time edition of our popular weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

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  • Candy canes to the person who left me something on the wiper blade of my Mustang (I have veterans plates) a few weeks ago outside the Winners at Central City Mall. It is a Remembrance Day pin – a “Canada Remembers” pin to be exact, from Veterans Affairs Canada. I had never seen one before. I didn’t notice it until I got in my car. I got back out and retrieved this beautiful little package left for me. It had in handwritten pen on the backside saying, “Thank you for your service to our Country.” This little gesture has made my whole service worthwhile! I have had people say thank you before, and I’ve always been grateful but this is up there! I want to say thank you, and also you are very welcome! I would serve Canada again in a heartbeat. From a grateful veteran, ship loads of candy canes to you!
  • Candy canes to the saxophonist heard recently in Surrey Central Station. His rendition of Silver Bells was pure bliss. I wished I could have listened longer.
  • Sarcastic candy canes to our new mayor for allowing us to pay more taxes when he gets HIS new police force!
  • Coal to Mayor Doug McCallum, for dooming Surrey to be a bedroom community to Vancouver. SkyTrain extension serves commuting to Vancouver only. It offers nothing for the future of B.C.’S biggest city! Elected with only 40 per cent of votes from 33 per cent of eligible voters – he has no mandate to destroy Surrey’s future!
  • A big lump of coal to Canada’s prime minister. It is time to stand up and protest for things we Canadian’s know should be ours. We have a prime minster who keeps throwing our money around like it grows on trees. He knows his family will be looked after. Enough is enough. Yes, we are very polite and kind but let’s stand up and show the government that we deserve better. How much more are we going to take? Help our seniors, and kids but stop throwing our money away. Wake up Canadians!
  • Many candy canes to the gentleman we regularly see (Team Tidy) along King George Boulevard who is always picking up trash. Your work to improve our neighbourhood is very much appreciated!
  • A sink full of rotten tomatoes to the beauty salons that have very dim interior lighting. A person can’t see how their hair looks after a cut and it isn’t until they get home and look in their bathroom mirror that they see how uneven it is and have to trim it up themselves. After paying almost $50 for a cut one shouldn’t have to do that. Get some proper lighting! Then maybe the stylists can see what they are doing.
  • Candy canes to the customer service representative for resolving my Compass card issue. Thanks so much for all your help!
  • Coal to everyone who uses fabric softeners or dryer sheets. These, along with the perfume you douse yourself with daily, are so bad for our air quality not to mention the health of your endocrine system. It’s difficult to go for a walk outside when all you smell are these chemicals in the air.
  • Lots of coal to the staff at a clubhouse in Langley for not providing needed emergency first aid to a client in a timely manner. Even though they were trained and had the equipment at hand, they waited for the fire department to arrive to provide CPR. In an emergency, every second counts.


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