Beef to my dad who made me lend something to my brother.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 29

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BOUQUET To the kind lady who paid my bill at Country Grocer on Bowen. Thank you so very much.

BEEF To the man who comes into the fast food restaurant every morning and is extraordinarily rude to every staff member.

BOUQUET Thank you so much to the awesome guys who gave me a jump start at the gas station. Very much appreciated.

BEEF To the person complaining about the Drag Queen Storytime. Not sure what you thought this event was, but it was geared towards children, though people of all ages were there. Stories were read, songs were sung, the kids loved it. Don’t know what “research” you did, but maybe next time you should attend it so you know what you’re being so judgmental about.

BOUQUET To Kal Tire on Old Victoria Road and to Cedar Tire. Thank you for being fair, honest and treating me with respect. Beefs to those businesses that are out to gouge their customers. Do you not know that word of mouth is the best advertisement you can get?

BEEF To the beefer questioning Drag Queen Storytelling, You sure put a lot of effort into being negative. Imagine if you channelled that effort into being positive. I bet you didn’t let your kids watch Sesame Street growing up either.

BOUQUET Thank you to Shelley and to the Ansells for your generous donations to the Coins for Kids charity.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for the paving job on Victoria Road.

BOUQUET To the ladies who work at Great Clips. You always make our dog Reilly so happy with the banana treats that you give him. Thank you or woof woof from Reilly.

BEEF To the neighbours on St. Andrews, your concerns are good, but your threats have been reported to the RCMP.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who held the door for me at the dollar store and then carried my purchases to my car for me, refusing any compensation. Chivalry rides again.

BEEF To my dad who made me lend something to my brother.

BOUQUET To Wanda at Steve Marshall Ford service department. She is always overflowing with joy each time we come to see her.

BEEF To the adults who stop on the side of Old Victoria Road to eat their lunch, then after finishing, they toss the garbage out of their car windows onto the road. Shame on you all.

BOUQUET To Makepeace Property Maintenance, who trimmed all 40 of my bonsai and did other yard work. Cleanup was awesome. Very friendly, polite and affordable. Would highly recommend.

BEEF To the business for using Kian Place as your after-hours parking lot. Park your hideous oversized company vehicle in your own massive parking lot and stop being an eyesore in our neighbourhood, or at least park it in your own driveway.

BOUQUET To Heidi R., fitness instructor, and Devon B., yoga instructor, at Nanaimo Athletic Club. Heidi and Devon are both excellent instructors, plus they connect meaningfully and genuinely with everyone in their classes.

BEEF To the driver of the brown pickup truck with the husky on the parkway who doesn’t know what a merge sign is, and took it one step further and started reversing on a merge lane. You shouldn’t be driving.

BOUQUET To all the supporters, even those who came out to golf in the rain, to raise awareness and funds for an Alano Club in our community. Teamwork makes the dream work.

BEEF To wire theft. Was there not a provincial ruling that those firms that purchased these wires had to report them and/or refuse to purchase them? If thieves could not get money for the wire they would not be stealing it.

BOUQUET To Industrial Plastics for their sign board contribution to the July 1 Harewood party. Thanks also to Nanaimo Foundation, Buy-Low Foods, Country Grocer and Quality Foods. The Harewood community salutes you!

BOUQUET To Costco staff in Nanaimo. Considering the bad manners that staff put up with from some members, they deserve appreciation and thanks for all they do.

BOUQUET Thank you to the City of Nanaimo. I phoned and requested tree trimming of trees on a property line that obstructed an intersection; the person who took my call was courteous and efficient and the trees were all trimmed the very next day.

BOUQUET To the young teller at the Bowen Road Coastal Community Credit Union. He is new to this city. He was friendly and helpful. My business was taking a while and I was a bit confused. He was patient and explained everything in a clear way. The credit union made a wise decision when they hired this young man.

BOUQUET There is no gift on Earth that can measure the gift of life. Thank you, daughter-in-law Gail, for saving my son’s life. Also thank yous to paramedics, doctors and nurses in Nanaimo and Victoria. Forever thankful to you all.

BOUQUET A big thank you to Proline Property Management for putting on a strata information session at Beban Park. It was very informative for people living in stratas.

BOUQUET To the trainers at Driven Performance Fitness for being amazing in all aspects. They actually care about you and help you with whatever your fitness goal is. As soon as you walk through the doors you can tell it is a positive, non-judgmental environment and everybody’s high energy is contagious.

BOUQUET To the staff at the Northridge A&W. Clean premises, good food made fast and always served with a cheery smile.

BOUQUET to our libraries for always being there to teach and guide us when sometimes books and teachers are all kids might have for support in their life. Teaching acceptance of our human species is essential if we are to evolve peacefully.

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