Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 16, 2014)

  • A big bouquet of red roses to the nurses in the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre chemotherapy room. Their knowledge, skill and care made six months of chemotherapy bearable and kept me positive throughout. Many thanks.

  • A bouquet of roses to the State of Oregon for imposing a fine of $500 for distracted-driver offensives. We spent a week in the Portland area and saw only one person breaking the law – and guess where they were from? No surprise, it was British Columbia. Total disregard for the law at home and abroad.

  • A truckload of roses to the gentleman who stopped his white cube truck by our picket line at Hall’s Prairie Elementary on Friday, Sept. 12. The kind citizen spoke to me about how his son attended our little country school many years ago and is very successful today. His son attributes his success to the years he was educated at Hall’s Prairie. The gentleman then showed his appreciation by presenting me with $200 in gift cards to a local sushi restaurant. Thank you so much! You really gave our spirits a boost and we will definitely have some great staff luncheons.

  • On Sept. 10, I was rushing to present at Stenberg College at Central City. Naturally, I needed to pay for parking. Which I did… but forgot my credit card in the parking pay station. When I awoke the following morning, I had an email from one Caroline Engelstad stating she had found my card in the machine and she had returned it to the security kiosk. She apologized, as she had paid for her parking on my credit card; I suggested that is the least I could do for her honesty and hard work to find my email address. So, a big bed of roses to her and all the honest people in the world.

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  • A bushel of rotten tomatoes to the granny who rudely butted into the lineup at Shoppers Drug Mart. Just because you had left some of your shopping on the counter does not give you the right to bang your cart into others waiting in line before you got back to the cashier with whatever other purchases you had to buy and butt into the lineup. The polite thing to do would be to wait in line and then gather up your pre-dropped purchases. Too many seniors complain about the rudeness of the youth of today. Set an example, please. A very rudely spoken "excuse me" does not allow anyone to butt in, and it shows a lack of manners and common courtesy.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the people who are constantly griping about their neighbors in "trailer parks." Every week, it’s the same garbage in this column. Obviously you are people with way too much time on your hands. Maybe you would be better served to go out and find employment and become productive citizens rather than candidates for Jerry Springer’s show.

  • The biggest mouldiest rotten tomatoes to the jerks who are creeping around neighbourhoods in the night, coming into our yards and cutting wires and stealing batteries from travel trailers. We work hard to own the things we do. I suggest you get your butt out and find a real person’s job! May karma find you!

  • Rotten tomatoes to the thief who burgled my parents’ Cloverdale rancher. You missed some stuff – want a second chance? Their small dog’s barking seemed to have scared you so for your comfort we have replaced her with our dog. He is definitely not small, at over 100 pounds, ha ha. But his bark won’t scare you – he doesn’t bark. Ever. In fact, some might say he is on you before you have time to scream.

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