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Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 17

A fun bouquet to Casino Nanaimo for their Monday night Ladies’ Night. This week I had my nails “blinged”, a giant appy and a beverage for $15 – best deal in town! I can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.

A huge bouquet of cruise tickets and yellow roses to Terri at Expedia CruiseShipCentres for going above and beyond, helping and caring.You are No. 1.

A huge Thank You bouquet to the Nanaimo Fire Rescue Station 3 fire chief who stopped on his dinner break to help with an injured owl on Vista View Crescent. Your time making phone calls to have the owl rescued was greatly appreciated by us. I’m sure the owl feels the same.

a bouquet of yellow roses to Franca at the Departure Bay ferry terminal. Thank you for going out of your way to help me through the confusion of my medical transportation over to Vancouver. It’s people like you who put a smile on other people’s faces. Because of you, I will have a better long weekend. Your kindness will always be remembered.

Bouquets to the Stewart Avenue family that decorates and brightens the neighbourhood during all seasons.

A Bouquet of doggy bones to the staff at Dog n’ Suds for having all your staff trained in Dogsafe K9 First Aid. You are clearly the daycare of choice when it comes to looking after everyone’s dogs.

A nice clean garbage can to the worker who put our garbage can back on the grass after my last beef. We really appreciate it. Keep up the good work.

A huge, fragrant bouquet of sweetpeas to Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and all the participants and prize donors in the Great Pumpkin Dive held recently at Neck Point Park to raise funds for the Kidney Foundation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Bouquets of sharp healing needles to Clayton Willoughby of Island Community Acupuncture. My doctor told me there is no effective treatment for tinnitus. Clayton manages to control that and another stubborn condition that defies conventional treatment. Ahhh relief.

A huge bouquet to the person who turned in my calender and personal papers at the north end Shoppers Drug Mart.

Garden bouquets to our hospice volunteer – she has been a  “Rae” of sunshine in our lives.

a bouquet of forget-me-nots to Jan, our home care nurse, for all the coaching and support over the last few stressful weeks.

a caring bouquet to Dr. N. Schulson. You are the greatest doctor one could ever have. Thank you for going above and beyond the line of duty.

a big thank you to the Rutherford Dental Centre for donating dental hygiene items to the ICCS.

Huge bouquets to the members of the Nanaimo Concert Band for the wonderful concert at the Port Theatre last weekend. They truly are incredible musicians. The drummer is a star. In fact, they all are and they deserve accolades for their brilliant performance.

A Very Big Thank You to Shane Moscrip from ABC Precast for his generous surprise to three couples at the Keg one recent Saturday. We were blown away by your thoughtfulness and wanted to say thanks. We will never forget what you did for us and neither will our stomachs.

Thirty-six big hugs to A-Line Roofing Company for the awesome job making our new roof. We lived for almost four years with a tarp and many leaks. Now we are safe and dry. Hugs from the staff.

A huge bouquet of cellphones to Jeff at Rogers at Nanaimo North Town Centre. You have been a tremendous help every time we have gone in there (especially lately with all the issues with our daughter’s cell). We appreciate your knowledge, patience and smiling face.

A special thank you to Jacob Lajennesse of Alpha Doors LTD for repairing our broken garage doors on very short notice. A great firm and an excellent repair job by a polite young man.

A gold bouquet of roses to Bill at Bastion Jewellers for checking my old Harley watch battery. It’s working and not missed a second yet.

A Beef to the lady who recently sent out the mass e-mail telling us who to vote for in this upcoming municipal election and to forward the e-mail to everyone we know. Isn’t this our right, to make our own choices when voting? Shame on you for trying to take this away. I hope that people make their own choices when voting this weekend.

A cow-sized beef to the Nanaimo RCMP. At least once a week you set up speed traps and seat belt checks in front of my house. That would not normally be an issue except for the fact that you block my driveway every time. I am unable to leave or come back to my house because you never move when I need in/out.

a Stinky beef to the person who complained about their family’s cat being killed by a car. I hardly think you would put a family member out on the streets who may be scared and apparently with no street sense. The reality is you need to blame someone else.

A NOSY BEEF to my neighbour, who threatened to have my brother’s truck towed last week. He cannot sell it if people cannot see it. Since you pounced on me the day after the plates came off, it’s obvious you’ve had a problem with us for a while. Act your age.

Beefs to all customers who come into a store and expect immediate service, budging in front of customers who are already being served. These are pushy and selfish people and I suspect they are not even aware of their lack of manners.  Professional service is on a first-come, first-serve basis and people need to be patient, pay attention and wait their turn.

A HUGE beef to the newspaper carrier who only delivers a paper sometimes to our north Nanaimo home. We expect it and want it every time it is published.

A beef to those who want a holiday weekend in February and want to get rid of Thanksgiving to do so. B.C. Day came about simply because we didn’t have a holiday in August. I don’t think religious holidays should be tampered with for our conveniences. I know most people think Thanksgiving was invented so we could have three straight days of football, but it’s a religious holiday. We’ve gotten along quite nicely up to now without a February holiday, and I’m sure we’ll continue to survive without one.

A huge beef to the lady in the parking lot in Ladysmith who told my daughter she should be ashamed of herself for parking in a disabled spot. My daughter has been battling cancer and she is weak. Just because she’s young, you assumed she was just taking up a space. You should be ashamed of yourself. You really upset her. She’d like nothing more than to be able to walk.

a Scrappy beef to my north-end neighbour who has a shipping container parked in his front yard. Please clean up your yard, I’m tired of staring at the mess. Another beef to the city for spineless bylaws.

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