What do I think about the “Surrey, The Future Dies Here” shirts? I’m glad you asked!

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Photo – Metro News

So, someone is making shirts that play on the official city logo and poke fun at Surrey’s crime rate eh? This should surprise no one. Surrey has a crime problem, Surrey has a murder problem, Surrey has a robbery problem, look up the stats. Surrey has a bad image and it’s there for a reason, there is more crime committed here per capita than in our big brother Vancouver. Do I like the shirts? You know what, they’re kind of funny and kudos for to Mr. Don Pitcairn for having the stones to make something like this considering he actually LIVES IN SURREY! Would I wear one? Hell no, they’re ugly.  I’m sure the Main Street/Gastown hipster crowd will love them though. I proudly wear my Surrey Is The Bomb shirts because I like living here.

I’m sure you guys thought this was going to be a ranting, raving post full of finger pointing but it just isn’t worth it. I tried to promote Surrey but all I found was people who don’t consider themselves Surrey residents, they’re either from somewhere else or they say they’re Vancouverites. The cease and desist order put forth by the City of Surrey is toothless as far as I can tell, they might have a minor copyright infringement case but it’s pretty thin.

I’m as surprised as you are that I’m so indifferent about this, life’s too short to pretend everything’s made of roses and sunshine and unicorn farts you guys. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go sit on my couch in my affordable home while I sip fine single malt Scotch and think about how easy my morning commute is now that they’ve replaced the Port Mann Bridge. While you chew on that remember this simple fact proud Vancouverites, it’s pretty hard for people who live in a city that has a place as dark and disturbing as the Downtown Eastside to throw stones at anyone, then again most Vancouverites avoid the DTES more than they avoid Surrey. Cheers.

Scott.

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6 thoughts on “What do I think about the “Surrey, The Future Dies Here” shirts? I’m glad you asked!

  1. Yes it’s a not so nice that he’s taking advantage of , well were we live, but facts are facts, stats are stats. Next year will be Abbostsford or somewhere else. But don’t go pointing the finger to DTES. I work there , it’s a great community. People make money any way they can & will continue to do so, legally, so they say.

    • I love the DTES, always have. It is unique to Vancouver to have a neighbourhood that poor in a city so rich and it sickens me that it is ignored by the greater population.

    • Btw it kinda sucks that you have to log into WordPress to comment or “like” something on your blog. You are probably missing a lot of feedback from people that don’t have an account, or can’t be bothered to log in.

      • WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform by far, I’m pretty sure I’m not missing much. Even you figured it out! Haha! Sites like Huffington Post and a lot of major new outlets require a log-in to comment too.

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