Dedicated to the general sights, news and funny happenings in the wonderful city of Windsor
Last night I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a post on a Windsor buy and sell page. It was a Maltese puppy that needed to be rehomed. I was interested, so I messaged the lady inquiring about it. She said the puppy was a 12 week old male Maltese, potty trained & friendly with kids and other pets. I then noticed that the initial post on the buy and sell page was taken down, so I asked her why. She said that she deleted it cause she doesn't want many people because it's legit and wants a serious buyer. That's when I thought, well that's fishy... why wouldn't you want multiple people interested? I then asked her how much the puppy was & she said $300. Umm yeah right loll that kind of puppy is well around a couple thousand dollars & puppy's are in high demand right now, so that's another red flag. I asked her where the puppy came from & she said she's the owner. I continued to ask, so you're the breeder? And she said yes. She said she has paperwork of his updated vaccinations and that he got them at Walker Road animal hospital. I then asked her if I could see photos of the Mom & Dad dogs, because if you're a breeder, you must have the Mom & Dad there too. She ignored those messages for hours. She then messaged me at 2am and said hello. When I woke up I replied and asked her if she still had the puppy. I knew it was a scam at this point. I asked her what her address was. She gave me her address and told me it was a house. I googled the address and it was in Windsor housing, therefore it isn't a house. She told me I could pick her up at 8pm tonight cause she gets off work at 7pm. I told her I would be there at 8pm tonight. She then continued to say that I needed to make a deposit to secure the purchase of the puppy because a lot of people are interested and then I would pay the rest in cash. There was no way in hell I was about to do that ahah so I said I don't have etransfer so I can't. She then asked me if I had PayPal. I said nope, I will give you cash and you give me the puppy. She agreed. I asked her if the puppy was in good health and she ignore my message. My dad then drove by the address that she gave us and called me to tell me that that address doesn't exist. The address she gave us was 2275 Sierra Drive Windsor ON, 29E 2Y9. My dad drove by and saw every address leading up to that but not that address. There was just a big empty lot. I messaged the lady and said the address she gave me isn't a house. She then blocked me. I kinda had a feeling from the get go that it was a scam, there were so many red flags, but I wanted to have a convo so I could post it on here for everyone to see. It's honestly sad. She got photos of a Dog from google and tried to scam people out of there money. Happens everyday folks. Beware. Please do not fall for this. Please Share. This lady's name is Rokibat Jayeoba. I attached photos of the woman, the dog and screenshots of our conversation. Please share!
Spotted: on January 3rd, my husband went out to shovel the snow this morning and was surprised to find this special delivery outside. What a wonderful gesture of kindness. Thank you so much to LuLu and Lana (and family), who we've never met, for the beautiful card and gift. This truly made our day. ❤️
To the man that pulled over to help me when my car slid off the expressway on new years day, thank you so much for your kindness. I have never been in an accident before and was very shaken up, despite there being no damage to my car or myself (thank God!). I really appreciate you waiting with me and calling a tow truck. I wish I got your name but I was so caught up in the moment that I never asked. Thank you again!!!!
I would like to say thank you very much to the gentleman in dark Jeep Cherokee with the personalized plates. Around 10:15pm December 30th at the Tim's on tecumseh rd ( next to red lobster ). You had paid it forward. What seemed like a thoughtless gesture to you, made my complete night. You had bought my tea and lunch as I was on my way into work. You gave me hope in the human race again my friend! Happy New Year Sir!
Your gesture has not gone unnoticed!
The Tired PSW in the silver car behind you. :)
I just saw something that warmed my heart..
A young man giving what seemed to be a homeless man sitting on the curb at Tim Horton's a nice hot coffee and a warm smile
To that young man at the Tim's on Goyeau by City Hall THANK YOU for being a decent human!!
You've given me some faith that there is still good in this world
In spite of all the haters, some people still make me believe there's more good than bad. Was at Superstore today for just a couple things so didn't get a cart. Well of course I bought about 10 things. I dropped them twice! And a wonderful lady told me to put them in her cart. Turns out I forgot something in her cart and paid for it. When I went for my wallet she said "No! Merry Christmas" Omg she was so nice! So I went thru Tim's drive through and paid it forward by paying for the car behind me. Spirits instantly lifted. Faith restored. Thank you lady, you rock!
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation for all of the healthcare workers and hospital staff. I was recently at Hotel Dieu for some routine procedures and I must say I was met with the kindest and friendliest staff. Each person I came into contact with went above and beyond in making me feel comfortable, reassuring me and of course, taking proper COVID precautions. Being there, spending just a short time with these wonderful people has really caused me to sit and reflect on all the hardships they have faced this year. We discussed how many of the nurses, doctors and other staff won't be able to see even their immediate family over the holidays as they will be working tirelessly to care for regular people like you and me. It is my hope for the holidays that we all each take a second to thank a healthcare worker and acknowledge just how much we appreciate their sacrifices. Employees who are overworked, under paid and sacrificing so much of their lives to care for complete strangers, to hold the hands of patients who are scared, becoming family to those who's families can't be with them. It takes incredibly selfless and kindhearted people to do that. Words truly can not express how appreciative I am. Thank you to our Healthcare Heroes.
To the young man who was banking at the Windsor Family Credit Union on Dougall yesterday morning (Thursday December 17, 2020), please be more considerate and aware in the future. We all need to be a little more kind, particularly to our elderly and vulnerable neighbours. My 91 year old, legally blind, grandfather walked to the bank in order to avoid public transportation because of the risk of Covid-19. He completed his banking but was too tired to walk home. He asked the teller to order him a cab and then made his way to the only chair in the bank so that he could sit while he waited. You, an able-bodied young man, brushed past him and sat down in the chair before he could sit. My 91 year old grandfather was made to lean against the wall for the entirety of the wait. I hope you see this and I hope that next time when someone else less capable than yourself is nearby, you think more about how you can accommodate that person rather than make their life more difficult.