Beef to Hollywood movie and video makers for making violent, explicit movies. Bigger beef to those who support violence by going to violent movies and buying violent videos. Notice what witnesses say after a shooting, they always say, ‘you only see this stuff in the movies.’

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 25

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BOUQUET To all drivers for giving me room to walk. To the remaining few, there’s no traffic in sight, yet you try to get as close to me as possible; you will not even move an inch.

BEEF Potholes, increase in theft, home invasions and so much more. Why would anyone want to live here? We are moving.

BOUQUET I was lost in heavy fog. A young lady in a white truck said, ‘follow me,’ and went miles out of her way to get me to Benson View hospital and then offered to carry my sick pet in her carrier into the hospital. May God bless you for your kindness.

BEEF To people who whistle in public. Please stop. You sound like a songbird being eaten by a cat.

BOUQUET To the girls at Whispers – you are all amazing.

BEEF To the accountant for trying to take advantage of a widow who has done business with you for years.

BOUQUET To Taylor, Phil and Ben, employees of Bekins Moving and Storage, for the fantastic job moving my house contents from Nanaimo to Coquitlam; they were very accomodating and had a very pleasant manner.

BEEF Apparently the city’s chief administrator is not agreeable to the results of the Goldner report being released, although other parties involved are. Why is this?

BOUQUET To the dark red-haired young girl that works at the north-end plaza Tim Hortons. You gave me excellent service. I enjoyed my food and drinks very well, and your kind-hearted smile.

BEEF To those of you who pick up free breads at the thrift store or elsewhere near downtown stop dumping them on the ground in the bags. Why waste and litter them, open it up at least for the birds. I saw eight bags today.

BOUQUET To Dr. Keith W. Jones of Sow’s Ear Clinic for fixing my family’s injuries and ailments for the past eight years. Always able to book an appointment right away and never spent more than five minutes in the waiting room. Happy retirement!

BEEF To pedestrians who walk in the crosswalk at Boundary and Nightingale near the hospital wearing black especially when it is dark or rainy or foggy or all three. You need to be aware that it is difficult for drivers to see you until their car is actually there and it may be too late to stop.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who gave the documents I dropped to the staff at Central Drugs in Lantzville and to Michelle for phoning to let me know they were safe. Thank you.

BEEF To the people who built the exclusive rental apartments. They are beautifully appointed with the exception of one thing: no storage lockers. What does one do with those extra items such as luggage and Christmas decorations, etc.?

BOUQUET To foot care nurse Gwen. She diagnosed what two GPs and one podiatrist could not. The senior is now on the mend, with time and TLC.

BEEF A warning to the person or persons responsible for continually dumping a large and heavy bag of garbage outside our fence on collection day. Authorities have been notified and the next time you decide to leave your trash here you will be under surveillance and will pay a fine.

BOUQUET To Dr. Damon and Dr. Domegan and the staff at Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital for helping us through a difficult time with our sweet doberman, Visa. We very much appreciate the jobs you do and the care you put into it.

BEEF To those who judge others without getting all the facts. Many people do this and assume they know what’s right for other people. Live and let live.

BOUQUET To Friesen Rentals, which came immediately when called out on an urgent matter, responded efficiently, and were so thoughtful and kind in dealing with a distressing situation.

BEEF To the city for allowing downtown to be overrun by degenerates and fiends. At least twice a week I sit in the window of the downtown library studying and witness an endless entourage of addicts walk past and loiter outside. No wonder families and young people are nowhere to be seen.

BOUQUET To RCMP member K.H. as well as the others for going above and beyond duty and checking in hourly with myself and my friend when our sons were missing. Thank you so much.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for the very poor speed bumps on Oliver Road. They are not high enough to slow anyone down.

BOUQUET To the Wood Bug. Thank you so much for the load o’ wood. The Cedar PAC raised more than $600 thanks to your generous donation and your lumberjacking skills. Thanks, too, to Leah in the office for selling all those raffle tickets.

BEEF To Hollywood movie and video makers for making violent, explicit movies. Bigger beef to those who support violence by going to violent movies and buying violent videos. Notice what witnesses say after a shooting, they always say, ‘you only see this stuff in the movies.’

BOUQUET Thanks to Rob, the manager at Speedy Auto Glass, for his exceptional attitude and service. I would highly recommend this business.

BEEF To the spoiled activists who want to ban smoking everywhere. I will make a wager that many of you smoke pot, the second-hand smoke of which I find far more nauseating and sickening than second-hand tobacco smoke – and I’ve never smoked in my life.

BOUQUET To the manager at Southgate Rexall who took the time out of a busy day to research and find the proper foot pad for a chronic problem. Not only did you do that, you sold them to us at cost. Also, thanks to our care aide who went all over Nanaimo searching for the correct product.

BEEF to the mall for installing cyclone-level air exchangers over their entrance doors that are very loud and blow directly on patrons coming and going. When I told administration about my concern I was advised to enter through other doors. I won’t be going into that mall now unless absolutely necessary.

BOUQUET To the McDonald’s manager at Terminal Park Nanaimo – may your new crystal vase overflow with beautiful flowers as you please. Again, many thanks.

BOUQUET Would like to thank the person who found my glasses in the parking lot at Country Grocer on Dufferin Crescent. May you have a great 2018.

BOUQUET To all the folks that volunteer their time and donate to our many local charities, and to the businesses who give generously to projects and fundraising efforts. Our community’s support is invaluable to the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust and all the other organizations you help too. Thank you.

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