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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Dec. 1, 2017)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

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Rotten tomatoes to the writer in the Nov. 24 Now-Leader who wrote about a miserable-looking guy walking his dog. Be careful not to pre-judge somebody by how they look ­— you don’t know what is going on in their life. I am miserable-looking because I have had a miserable year. I have lost my father, my uncle and my close friend of 55 years – and my wife has been battling cancer. Don’t feel sorry for my dog, she is very spoiled and very well loved, and would never leave my side by her choice. My smile will return one day hopefully. For now, I rely on the smiles of others to brighten my day. I look forward to your smile the next time we pass.

Rotten tomatoes to the person griping about the dog-walker who “never smiles” and is “miserable-looking.” People don’t have to smile all the time just to appease your snowflake sensibilities. That man, as well as many others, may have a very good reason not to smile at your entitled face as they pass you.

A bushel of rotten tomatoes to the person who complained about the “grumpy old man” who doesn’t smile when he walks his dog. How dare you be so judgmental about this man? As far as you know, he may have lost his spouse, or child, or sibling, or job, or his house – maybe his dog is all he has to live for, and barely has enough money to feed them both. Did any of that occur to you, or do you just enjoy pointing fingers and judging people to feel better about yourself? I’ll bet if you made eye contact with this gentleman, smiled at him and said hello, maybe offered his dog a biscuit, he’d surprise you with a smile.

A huge bouquet of sweet smelling roses of remembrance to Dave Hayer on the anniversary of his father’s death. Few people have given everything to speak up for the ones who are victimized. Unfortunately, Tara Singh Hayer and his family paid the ultimate price. Dave has continued his good work and has helped many people and organizations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Huge bouquet of roses to the Surrey planning committee for the wonderful Seniors 150 Concert. It was so well planned and the musicians were all so excellent. All in all, a wonderful day for seniors. Thank you!

Roses to the City of Surrey for the beautifully lit stars that have been put up along 152nd Street. It brightens everything up during the long, dark nights.

A garden full of roses to the King George Art Knapps’ Plantland for hosting the best ever customer appreciation day on Nov. 19. Excellent food and drink, music, prizes, rides, and sales. And the staff were also awesome.

Rotten tomatoes to the drug dealing dope heads who park their cars and hang around 83rd Avenue. There are families with young children living here.

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