The good, the bad and ugly live here

Personally, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I hate Surrey.

Re: “Surrey’s dirty little secret,” Letters, The Leader, April 27.

Letter writer Mary Hauser no doubt has struck a cord with some and articulated well what many Surreyites think about Surrey’s decline in “manners” and social behaviour.  One can see this in different regions of the city.

Personally, though, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I hate Surrey.  I am disappointed that such careless attitudes prevail, which seem to be traced to a firm lack of self-respect, honour and personal dignity. Sad.

However, it would be remiss not to try and keep a balance in one’s perspective here. I have seen good manners, well-kept properties, pride and a sense of helping out one’s neighbour when the chips are down. I prefer to look and see the proverbial cup full, rather than empty. Life becomes much easier and undoubtedly, restful that way.


Brian Batke

Clayton Heights


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