Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 3

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BOUQUET To the mental health workers who go the extra mile for their clients.

BEEF To the lady at the health authority for her aggressive, rough and strange attitude to another person.

BOUQUET To my friends Christina, Elena and Mike for bringing me meals when I was ill. You are all angels.

BEEF To the big-box store. You guys let me down big time – had my pills on hand for 37 days. No phone call.

BOUQUET To whoever enforces the solo seats at bus stops so people can’t lay down.

BEEF To the toll bridge operators that charge service fees for not being registered with them.

BOUQUET To our realtor Kim Rhodes at Royal LePage. She was so knowledgeable and motivated in finding us a perfect condo. She was always pleasant and professional and she put in that extra effort sometimes required. Thanks so much.

BEEF To the all-consuming passion for computers. I’m a big fan of a certain TV franchise, as are millions around the world. There’s a new series coming out in 2017 that can only be seen on the internet. That’s a lousy way to treat the loyal fans.

BOUQUET To the wonderful coaches and board members that make the Nanaimo Track and Field Club such a huge success and pleasure to be a part of.

BEEF To the government for not opening up the Ucluelet Coast Guard as well.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Foundation for encouraging random acts of kindness.

BEEF To the food store offering a new and smaller bag of 12 raisin oatmeal cookies for just under $5 on special, when the regular and recently increased price for 24 is $7.99. Where’s the logic?

BOUQUET To the Canadian veterans for your duty and for your service to Canada.

BEEF To the aggressive driver on Cedar Road. At night it is dark, narrow and full of wildlife. The limit is 60 kilometres per hour. Go ahead, but don’t push others. You are dangerous and I will report you.

BOUQUET To 2 Burley Men in Nanaimo.   When my home sold, I had scheduled another moving company to do my move.  However, they left me stranded. One call to Mike with 2 Burley Men solved my problem. They got me out on time, and never slacked on their pace with off loading into my new place.

BEEF To those who put notices up on bulletin boards for a specific event date and then can’t be bothered to remove them after the event. Whom do you expect to take it down for you?

BOUQUET To Chester (and his human family) whose love is felt across the country; I’ll never look at a pig’s ear the same. Looking forward to dock jumping at Shawnigan Lake this summer.

BEEF To the Nob Hill bullies who try to intimidate and park in the driveways of others, because they choose to use their own driveway for purposes other than parking. I hope bylaw makes you rethink how much space you take up.

BOUQUET To Kennedy Street for keeping it real: kids, dogs, sarcasm, compassion – you’ve got it all.

BEEF To Nanaimo city council for spending tax dollars subsidizing the purchase of cleaner-burning wood stoves and then turning around and allowing backyard burning which creates more pollution. Banning the burning of garden waste would improve air quality at no cost to taxpayers.

BOUQUET To the former Torontonian who re-posts the Beefs and Bouquets section on his Facebook page religiously.

BEEF To inconsiderate neighbours who slam doors, leave a dog to bark all day, speak in loud voices to each other all the time and are impatient to the disabled.

BOUQUET To Tanya Assaf. Thank you for taking the time to offer extra help and support while I was in the West Program.

BEEF To the person who stole our Christmas laser light projector from our front lawn on Bay Street. We are pensioners, and I didn’t want to see my octogenarian husband struggle with traditional lights and the laser projector seemed like an excellent solution. So much for Christmas spirit.

BOUQUET To Jody at NRGH who put in a lot of effort to collect Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. You have a heart of gold.

BOUQUET To Chris at Quality Foods for helping me. I have learned a lot of new skills like how to slice bread, package foods and doing packaging in the deli. Thank you very much for the teaching for me.

BOUQUET To the lady who paid the extra $2 that my son was missing at the Subway beside Wellington Secondary last week. I hope he was thankful as I know I am to know that there are kind-hearted people out there. He and I will both pay it forward.

BOUQUET To Kerry at First Baptist. Thank you for everything that you do to make sure so many children have a wonderful Christmas every year. You always go above and beyond.

BOUQUET To my aunt Bridget Hall for all the help that she has given me over the six years since the accident. You have always been there for me, especially when times were tough and strenuous. You have always been a person to count on to stand up for me and have my back.

BOUQUET To Lynn Everitt. Thank you for being my friend over the years. You have always been there for me. You will always be my best friend.

BOUQUET To everyone at Value Village for allowing me to participate in a work experience. I learned so many valuable skills. Your community involvement is appreciated.

BOUQUET To the kind lady volunteer in Bowen Park for taking care of our beautiful park. I saw you in the rain lugging multiple bags of garbage out of the deep woods. Thank you so much, we need more people like you in our town.

BOUQUET To Randy at Quality Foods for helping me. I have learned a lot of skills from the store on how to clean and stock items.

BOUQUET To Kayla Bystedt. Thank you so much for being my friend and being there for me when I needed you. You will always be my friend.

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