Beef to the fellow at the store’s lunch area, continually coughing without putting his hand over his mouth. I guess some people just don’t care about the others trying to enjoy lunch. These are trying times.

Beefs & Bouquets, April 8

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BOUQUET To the amazing staff of NRGH ER. I suffered a life-threatening health issue and they were fast, efficient and incredibly kind and soothing to a very frightened woman. From admitting to the doctors and nurses, to the RTTs, the cardiologist, ultrasound techs and the CT techs I felt safe and very well cared for and I am very grateful to be alive today.

BEEF To offspring believing your parents are to support your lifestyle/habits after the age of 19. A parasite is one that takes and exploits others, giving nothing in return.

BOUQUET Thank you so much to my wonderful neighbour Duncan for shovelling snow for his senior neighbour several times this winter.

BEEF To B.C.’s finance minister. The 2020 B.C. budget looks most impressive on paper, but I sense an election.

BOUQUET To the RCMP special drug squad for closing the drug house on Hammond Bay Road.

BEEF To the RDN for an unexpected $1.5-million expense. Have any protesters out there disputed your decision?

BOUQUET To Dr. G. Petricca at Periodonatal and Implant Clinic. An excellent doctor. I would recommend him to anyone who has problems to make you feel at ease.

BEEF To whoever placed their two pizza boxes on the hood of our car on Oar Road. The garbage can was five feet away. Shame on you.

BOUQUET To the lovely woman who gave me her 40-per-cent-off coupon for my purchase.

BEEF To the city councilman using his position for his pet projects. Focus on garbage, water and sewer. That is what you were elected to do.

BOUQUET Thanks and laughter to all members of Nanaimo Theatre Group responsible for the recent play Lend Me a Tenor. Hilarious entertainment and wonderfully acted.

BEEF To the fellow at the store’s lunch area, continually coughing without putting his hand over his mouth. I guess some people just don’t care about the others trying to enjoy lunch. These are trying times.

BOUQUET Thank you to my husband Tristan for saving my life, if he hadn’t insisted that I go to emergency I wouldn’t be here today. He is my life, my love and the most amazing person that I know.

BEEF To those lining up outside the big box store and everyone buying excess toilet paper and cleaners. There is no shortage, except your common sense and ability to think for yourself.

BOUQUET To all the staff at all the grocery stores in Nanaimo. You have done a great job dealing with the current toilet paper frenzy. Beef to those who are buying supplies that many people need and selling them online.

BEEF To store managers who allow panic buying on specific items creating shortages for the less greedy.

BOUQUET To Bentley, 7 and Ada, 4 who arrived at our door that snowy morning with shovels. They asked if they could shovel our driveway. As we are seniors we loved this thoughtfulness. Thanks kids!

BEEF To the people who still continue to spread false lies and are trying to make a fast buck from the coronavirus.

BOUQUET To Amber at U-Haul on Terminal Avenue. You did so much research and you saved me over $1,000. If anyone needs to rent a U-Haul, go see her. Thanks again, the world needs more people like you.

BEEF To the grocery store managers who are not increasing staffing levels in this time of crisis. With increased sales (equivalent to Christmas time I’m told) support your hard-working staff. Don’t make big profits to bolster your budgets on the backs of your already-stressed workers.

BOUQUET To Bryan and his staff at B.D. Mitchell orthotics. Bryan’s thorough, meticulous care and knowledge has kept my 98-year-old father safely walking in comfort.

BEEF To the hoarders of hand sanitizer and masks. All of us who are unable to acquire any would like to shake your hand while coughing and present to you the Selfish Citizen of the Year Award. And as far as I know, those masks are only some use if worn by the infected or potentially infected person, not a healthy person. I was trying to get them for my daughter who passed through three airports to get home and wanted to minimize any chance of passing the contagion on to others.

BOUQUET To the dedicated staff at the city bylaw office. We appreciate all you do around Nanaimo’s trouble spots. Your efforts around Piper Park and the military museum are very much appreciated.

BEEF To the senior administrative staff at the store. You treat your staff and customers with little respect and dignity. Try stepping into their shoes to see how it feels to be treated that way. It’s 2020, time to treat your staff with the respect they deserve.

BOUQUET To Trading Post Feed and Tack across from the airport for having Cantaloupe the horse statue dressed up in a pink t-shirt with a little horse standing on his back, also wearing a pink t-shirt, and a sign saying ‘lift each other up’ for anti-bullying day.

BEEF To our provincial and civic governments for aiding and abetting Nanaimo’s criminals.

BOUQUET To Melanie, managing director of Kiwanis Village, and all staff. Your clients are very appreciative of the extent of the effort you have gone through to protect us during this time. You are always happy and pleased to see us, which is very helpful right now.

BEEF To whoever made the threat. If you dislike school, just leave and let the real students get an education.

BOUQUET To Frank at the Vacuum Doctor for the excellent service at a great price.

BEEF To the RDN 2020 financial plan. How can you justify the very extreme expenses with higher taxes on the already over-taxed Nanaimo taxpayers?

BOUQUET To all the homeowners on Yellow Point Road who keep their property clean and tidy.

BOUQUET Thank you to the staff on the fourth floor of NRGH who took great care of Norm. God bless you all. Be safe.

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