Beefs & Bouquets Aug 30

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a HUGE BOUQUET of thank you balloons to Bonnie and Bud for such a great country fair. The fly pass in honour of the Brits was the icing on the cake. You guys spared no expense.

A bouquet to Kal Tire on Victoria Road. I thought there was a hole in my tire, so you took it off, ran tests, found nothing and sent me away free of charge. I’ll be coming back for my tire needs.

A HOME RUN BOUQUET to the players and the coaches of the Nanaimo Hub City Paving Premier Pirates baseball club who took the time to pay a surprise visit and join us ‘Ol Boys’ at our wind-up barbecue recently at Serauxmen Stadium. This fine group of athletes came to acknowledge and thank our Ol Boys Pirate Booster Club for their yearly support and regular attendance at the ballpark. The Ol Boys, in return, appreciate this gesture and the Pirates’ fine performance and sportsmanship on the field this year.See you next year.

A HUGE Bouquet to the great guys at Mid Island Towing for their kindness and understanding while helping a stranded lady on a sizzling hot, frustrating day. Thank you and may fabulous good karma follow you all.

A HUGE bouquet of thanks to Rob at Vans Garage who fixed my car quickly, professionally, honestly and at considerably less than the dealer’s quote. He also found and fixed my muffler problem that the big-name muffler guys couldn’t even find.

A big bouquet to the man who, after seeing the story about my stolen green bin, tracked me down and returned a bin to me that he had found dumped in a nearby creek.

A Grand Slam Bouquet to Ardent Properties and Heath Law LLP for their generous support of the Nanaimo bantam A Pirates baseball team.

A heartfelt bouquet of appreciation to the entire staff at NRGH, especially the third floor for the competent, caring and compassionate treatment I received during my extended stay and recovery.

A bouquet to those who live in our beautiful surrounding countryside. It is a joy for us urbanites.

A Huge Bouquet of thanks to all my dear friends and good neighbours for all the kind wishes, baking, dinners, cards, flowers, the many visits and all their help. I’m very grateful to them, including my husband, for all the tender loving care after my hip operation. I could not have got through it without them all. Your kindness and concerns meant a lot to me. Many thanks.

A extra big bouquet of timing belts to Larry of ProMax Auto for his excellent work in saving my car when an other auto shop said the engine was a writeoff.

A bouquet to Dr. Colin Forrester for his kind and caring manner to his patients.

A huge bouquet of thanks to the staff and volunteers at the 7-Eleven on Blueback Road for the success of their garage sales in support of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Bless you all.

A bouquet to Marie Scott. The Governor General of Canada presented Marie the Caring Canadian award for outstanding contribution to the community. Marie has been a volunteer at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for more than 30 years.

Many thanks to the woman who paid for my potatoes at the Quality Foods store on Bowen Road. A very grateful pensioner.

A pretty as a picture bouquet to the family on Fourth Street. Your garden is the most peaceful place in this town. Thanks for the hard work.


Red, white and blue bouquets to the Brits. The Olympic opening was meaningful and inspiring. Well done.

Thanks to Matt and Bill at Rona for helping the crazy lady in the broken electric wheelchair by fixing it at no charge. Also, thanks to Rona in general for its generosity and kindess.

A truck full of patience to the person who had a beef about a mess in someone’s yard. This could be a elderly or disabled person’s yard. Please do not beef about this, go and use your energy to help these people who may be unable to do their yard. Have a good day.

A medical beef to the walk-in clinic. Thanks a bunch for letting me sit there for a whole hour and not seeing me because my doctor’s office was at another centre.

A beef to the beef that people who wear pyjamas at 4 p.m. don’t contribute to society. Ever consider many pyjama wearers are too tired from all their societal contributions to get out of pyjamas during their free time? Think before you beef.

A Big dog abuse BEEF to all the people I see daily in Nanaimo who have dogs and never walk them. You are just keeping your dogs in a big cage, your house and/or yard. This is so cruel for dogs that need to walk about, out in the world, daily – preferably with you. Imagine if you were confined to a large cage for life.

A huge beef to the organizers of the fair who have put up the entrance prices ($38 for two adults and two youth), the price of rides ($35 for one ride pass) and have decreased the entertainment and the availability of fun fair food. People want corndogs, not sushi and gourmet sandwiches at unreasonable prices. This is no longer an affordable family fair.

A beef to the person who had a beef about those who wear pyjama pants at 4 p.m. Just be glad I’m wearing pants at all.

A poop scoop of beef to all truck drivers who put their dogs in the bed of the truck for transporting.  Would you do this with your child? Tethered or not, this is dangerous and your dog will not make it if you have an accident.

A Beef to the people who bring their dogs to the Beban Park off-leash dog park. Do not bring a ball to throw for your dog if it is possessive of it. Other dogs will try and pick it up. We had an incident with a German shepherd that could have ended with our dog being seriously hurt.

A beef to the untidy homeowners on Railway Avenue. Please do not leave your old tires, wood and junk on the sidewalk. It is a real eyesore for everyone living on that street.

A False Advertising Beef to the vision department of a major department store which offers a two-for-one special on prescription eyeglasses. After paying in full for both pairs and receiving a detailed summary of my order, I was told when I went in a couple of weeks later to order the second pair it would be another $230. I am still waiting for a return call from the general manager of the store after leaving four messages.

A beef of leaky dabbers to the women at the bingo hall who have nothing else to do but gossip, complain and fight about chairs. You are too old to be acting like children. Grow up.

A beef to an unbelievable slob. I was walking through a parking lot near my home when I came across a used, disposable diaper. If you are supposed to pick up after your pet, you’d better believe you’re supposed to pick up after your baby as well.

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