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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 27, 2018)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

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  • A big bouquet of red roses to the gentleman picking up garbage around his neighbourhood at 156th Street and 102nd Avenue. Thank you, sir. Surrey needs more people like you!
  • Rotten tomatoes to people who just drop their garbage anywhere. There are garbage cans everywhere – put your trash in them. Have some respect for the city! It’s our home, so keep it clean.
  • Roses to the young woman who graciously stepped forward to pay for my groceries when I was unable to use my credit card at the till. It is these gestures that make me believe community spirit still survives.
  • Rotten tomatoes to construction workers who leave their paper coffee cups, fast-food wrappers and other crap lying around on people’s property. Pick up after yourselves, you slobs.

  • Springtime roses to the great weather man in the sky for giving us these beautiful sunny days. Please keep them coming.

  • Rotten tomatoes to public schools that relentlessly gouge students’ parents with fees.

  • Big smiley roses to drivers who wave thanks when you let them in line before you. Stinky tomatoes to the self-titled who don’t.

  • Sour tomatoes to my neighbor who stares at me. Keep your grim face to yourself.

  • I was on a walk last night in Cloverdale and made it a point to say, a friendly “hello” to everyone who walked past me. It seems like people aren’t sure what to make of it when a stranger is kind… They seemed unsure of how to respond. How about a simple smile in return and a simple “hello” back?



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