Beef to those who bring their dogs into Buttertubs Marsh. There are ‘no dogs’ signs at every entrance. Maybe you were spoiled as children, so now you have no respect for others, be it birds or other people. Please stop promoting the current entitlement trend; it’s very unattractive.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 27

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BOUQUET To Dr. Mander and the receptionists at Port Place Medical Arts Centre. They were able to get me into the nurses’ station right away instead of making me wait for the walk-in, to have half a tick removed from my back. Dr. Mander fit me in between his other patients to remove it, as I was quite alarmed at the situation. Thank you so much! Amazing staff.

BEEF For the City of Nanaimo to raise my taxes and then give money away for playgrounds and ferries that I never use. Where’s my handout?

BOUQUET Thank you to all the past and present volunteers who have made the NRGH Auxiliary so successful for 120 years.

BEEF To the man who stuffed items in his jacket at a Nanaimo dollar store, only paid for two bags of chips and left. The store clerk said this happens a lot and there is no security; the poor staff. This criminal activity and the lack of accountability is crazy.

BOUQUET To the service department at Mitsubishi – I have dealt with them for 11 years and they treat women with respect.

BEEF To parents who don’t understand that we don’t want to work; we all have choices and it’s your choice to work and not ours. So please, we didn’t ask to come into this world so it is up to you to support us. There are laws you know. And they’re on our side.

BOUQUET To Kevin and Jason of Mid-Island Mortgage Nanaimo for going above and beyond to help me when banks could not. Thank you for your expertise and help.

BEEF To the learning institution. Profiting off of menstrual products is shameful. Even worse, most of the time we put money in the dispenser and get nothing in return.

BOUQUET To the staff and management at Visions Eyewear in Woodgrove mall. While in Nanaimo I had occasion to ask for their help even though I was a client at the Victoria store. The customer service was absolutely the best I have ever received. Each person who dealt with me went above and beyond; thank you so much.

BEEF To big box stores that sells TVs but do not have a clue how to program them.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo public works department. I spoke to a very pleasant woman and explained the streetlight in front of my house was out. It’s a very dark stretch with several unoccupied homes so extremely dark and uncomfortable for taking the dog out for his last walk. The same day at 5 p.m. the light had been fixed.

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BEEF To the bouquet about Trump. In what world do you live in that you praise him for all his good work?

BOUQUET To all the Wet’suwet’en protesters. You have all the virtue-signalling leftists now seeing the cost of their false narratives. I love it and thank you.

BEEF To those who steal food and other things from patients at the hospital. Real sick.

BOUQUET To givers Justin Trudeau and John Horgan. Who is going to be the giver to Canadians when we have given so much we are a Third World country?

BEEF To drivers who pull into the drive-thru in the morning and hold up everyone else because they’ve just ordered breakfast for their kid’s entire soccer team.

BOUQUET To Dave in the seasonal department of Home Depot. He’s always super nice and super helpful. Home Depot is lucky to have him.

BEEF To those who bring their dogs into Buttertubs Marsh. There are ‘no dogs’ signs at every entrance. Maybe you were spoiled as children, so now you have no respect for others, be it birds or other people. Please stop promoting the current entitlement trend; it’s very unattractive.

BOUQUET A huge thank you to our Reynolds Road garbage pick-up person. He not only waves and toots his horn for the delight of our grandchildren, he went beyond his duty and stopped to give them a treat of candy. That really made their day a special one.

BEEF To people who phone during the late night, early mornings then leave the line open but do not speak. For anyone to phone between midnight and 6 a.m. it would have to be a family emergency, by the time you wake up enough, check call display and find non-existent numbers.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Curling Centre. We recently played in the Craft Bonspiel and we just wanted to say how much fun we had. Your club is very nice and everyone was super friendly. We travelled from Calgary and having played many other places, Nanaimo puts on a first-class event. Also a huge shout out to our hosts, Lindsay and Jason. We’ll be back next year.

BEEF To the Wellington parents who park on the ‘no parking’ side of Mexicana Road to drop off or pick up their children. There is a well-designed and safe drive-thru zone on the school side. You are slowing down the process and putting your kids at risk.

BOUQUET To the person who stole a giant ‘T’ from the ‘Fry St’ sign in front of our house, then returned it to its rightful spot on Christmas day. We stole those letters fair and square. Thanks for bringing it back and we hope you enjoyed it while you had it.

BOUQUET To K&M Moving Company. Thank you so much for moving my elderly mother last-minute as the movers we had booked cancelled on moving day as they overbooked and didn’t care that they left us stranded. Kendra had a truck to us within hours. Justin and Blair were so nice and polite and made the whole move a pleasure.

BOUQUET To Darcy and Tammy who dropped everything and helped a complete stranger in time of need. There are no words to describe how much your compassion and generosity meant to this single mom. Thank you.

BOUQUET To LD72Tech. I took my antiquated iPad into London Drugs with a problem which I figured was going to make my tablet obsolete. The tech had a look at it and told me that it was unfixable however he could put a piece of software on it which would make it still usable. Thank you very much; you totally made my day.

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