Beef to the person who scraped off the whimsical art adorning two ‘road hump’ signs on Oakridge Drive. One was turned into a humpback whale and the other a brontosaurus. Now they are just sad, scraped up, utilitarian ‘road hump’ signs. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, April 13

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BOUQUET To the Good Samaritan who turned in our walker to the pita restaurant at Country Club Centre that we forgot when we were loading our groceries into the car. Also for for the staff of Pita Pit to call us that the walker was at their place.

BEEF To the hair salon. Isn’t it illegal not to advise clients you are adding charges to their bill? Not a nice surprise to find almost $50 of added services.

BOUQUET Thank you to the taxi driver in car 22 for seeing that my special needs son got home safe and sound.

BEEF So much for user-friendly downtown. Went to pick up my tax forms and had to pay $1.25 to park for two minutes. No wonder no one goes there.

BOUQUET Thanks To Calvori Hearing on Bowen Road for having great customer service.

BEEF To the person who scraped off the whimsical art adorning two ‘road hump’ signs on Oakridge Drive. One was turned into a humpback whale and the other a brontosaurus. Now they are just sad, scraped up, utilitarian ‘road hump’ signs.

BOUQUET To the city parks branch for installing a bench for us old folks on the back side of Westwood Lake trail. Should be lots of money for a few more thanks to the ‘no’ vote.

BEEF To inconsiderate neighbours who continue to harass a military veteran trying to live in peace.

BOUQUET To the young dad who showed gravitas. His son kicked the soccer ball in frustration, hitting me. Dad firmly requested his son apologize. A brilliant moment of positive parenting.

BEEF To me. For not coming up with at least a dozen to offset all those bouquets. Now known as Beefs and Mostly Bouquets.

BOUQUET To the new Bulletin editor. You have certainly smartened up this newspaper both visually and with more diverse and in-depth news from all over the Island. Kudos for the unbiased information on the recent referendum.

BEEF To the guy who walked into the store, put his old shoes in a shoe box, then walked out with stolen shoes right into the very expensive red car.

BOUQUET Thanks to Todd and his evening team at Laird Wheaton for the awesome car detailing and oil change. For busy people who work during the day, the evening service shift is a great idea.

BEEF To sellers on buy and sell sites that take photos with your dog/cat on the item you are selling. Move your pet, not everyone wants pet hair or thinks your pet is relevant.

BOUQUET To the gentleman at Slegg Lumber in the plywood bay, Steve. You definitely go above and beyond for true customer service.

BEEF To hydro for ruining the off-leash dog area under the powerlines beside Westwood Lake. They dumped crushed rocks all over the roadway, making it difficult to walk on without turning an ankle.

BOUQUET To Apple Auto Glass and its staff on Cliff Street. Thank you for the incredible customer service. You turned my horrible day into one of the best customer experiences ever.

BOUQUET To Dr. Carole Ann Brown of Departure Bay Veterinary Hospital. So knowledgeable and helpful. Glad we found her as newcomers to Nanaimo.

BEEF To those ignoring the squatter with a generator in the Old City Quarter. He has been there for nine months, blasting his generator.

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