Do you have somebody you would like to thank? Or maybe something you want to get off your chest? Send your rose or rotten tomato to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep submissions under 50 words. Watch for Roses and Rotten Tomatoes in the Thursday issue of the now
A pool full of roses to you, my son, who played in a tournament on the weekend - I couldn't be prouder. Your coach is obsessed with winning and left kids warming the bench and you knew it wasn't fair. Being a team player, you faked a injury so everyone had the chance to play. I'm very proud of you and I look forward to the man you will become.
Rotten tomatoes to the heartless person who stole our candy cane Christmas lights from the front of our home. Really? Who does that?
Roses to the City of Surrey street sweeper for cleaning our street and lane. For 10 years I have cleaned our street, the neighbourhood lane and drains and made a lovely community garden. A curmudgeon thought I worked for the city. The lane has been a nightmare, but not anymore.
Roses to the angels - a small crowd of strangers and the RCMP officer - who helped Annabelle, my daughter's injured Bernese mountain dog. They stayed with her on the side of a busy Surrey street, and made the phone calls that brought us to her on a rainy night so we could rush her to the vet. She is now slowly recovering and so are we.
Exploding rotten tomatoes to the thoughtless hooligans who think they have the right to illegally set off fireworks anytime of the day or night. Our dog bolted over a gate in fear. Terrified and lost, she was hit by a car and could have been killed.
Fire truck loads of roses to the Surrey fire department for its speedy response to the fire at our building at 24th Avenue and 152nd Street. We are fortunate to have suffered no damage at all. Without their quick response, the damage could have been far, far worse!
Rotten tomatoes to the person who thought it was the mall's job to supply kids with Halloween candy. No one has to make sure your kids get candy. You can still trick or treat around the neighbourhood, but no, you don't want yourself or the kids to get wet. Kids used to put in effort to get their candy.
Roses to David W. for pulling my purse and its scattered contents out of a ditch. He plodded through muck and brought my stuff home to sort through and contact me. You are an angel. Rotten tomatoes to people who take purses/wallets from others. If you must take the money, throw the rest in a mailbox to make its way home! It's truly a heartbreaking feeling.
Two dozen rotten tomatoes to the moms with the doublewide strollers who plow through the sidewalk without giving any space to the other people walking. Twice I have had to step in wet grass because the mom pushing the stroller refused to move over. Showing your children how to share the sidewalk is a wonderful lesson in respect and courtesy.