Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 8

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BOUQUET To the kind young man in the deli at Thrifty Foods Port Place mall. You went beyond the call of duty to produce the edam cheese for an elder during the mad Christmas Eve rush.

BEEF To the whining neighbour who has nothing to do but sit around spying on their neighbour then gossip, judge and criticize them as being lazy. Seems that you are the lazy one – get a job.

BOUQUET To all the kind, considerate and loving people who care for others.

BEEF To the driver of the gold Jeep who drove through a stop sign in the big box store parking lot. Pedestrians have the right of way. Is that what you expect the next time you walk from a parking lot somewhere?

BOUQUET To Bill at Island Breeze. My Dutch door wouldn’t close properly for two years. He fixed it in 20 minutes at no charge.

BEEF To the people who complain about police cars left running without knowing why they are left running. If the battery of the computer is low, it prevents it from crashing. What if your life depends on that cop?

BOUQUET To all staff at Dufferin Place. Thank you for the excellent care and compassion you showed to all the residents and family members.

BEEF A young boy jumped out in front of my car near Colliery Dam Park with a sign demanding $5 for “twerking.” I hit the brakes and tried to go around him, but he followed me into the road waving the sign. If this is your child please warn him of the danger of jumping in front of vehicles.

BOUQUET To 106.9 The Wolf radio station. Winning tickets to the B.C. Forestry Museum Christmas train will never be forgotten. My seven-year-old son and his six-year-old best friend said, “this is the best day of my life.”

BOUQUET To Kathy at Kowality Business Solutions for printing some gift certificates last minute for our business.

BOUQUET To Jan at Coast Optical on Bowen Road for excellent service. First time in 36 years of wearing glasses, I could put on a pair of glasses and need no adjustments and I’m still 100 per cent satisfied with my choice.

BOUQUET To the lady who gave me a gift card for McDonalds at Christmas time. Hope we meet again in 2015.

BOUQUET To the secret Santa who left a large Christmas stocking at the Wellington library for me. Thank you and I hope you had a great Christmas.

BOUQUET To residents of the 800 block of Dufferin Street for the prettiest collaborative light display we’ve seen in years.

BOUQUET To the doctors and nurses at NRGH emergency department. Busiest day of the year and we were treated with care and kindness that made the six-hour stay much easier.

BOUQUET To the lovely young lady outside Lantzville Market on Christmas Eve day. She handed me a bouquet of sparking crysanthemums and wished me a Merry Christmas. She helped to make my holiday perfect.

BOUQUET To Mrs. Claus, the dispatcher at AC Taxi on Christmas Day. Your patience and thoughtfulness on a hectic delivery day was jolly good and much appreciated.

BOUQUET To the Costco employee readers who weekly volunteer their time to support our students’ literacy skills.

BOUQUET To Brian’s Painting and Brian Rampanen for painting the entire interior of my house with meticulous care and detail in time for Christmas. You guys did a great job and the house now looks fantastic.

BOUQUET To Ice Nail Bar. I have been a customer for six years and they never cease to amaze me with their customer service. Dropped in with a problem just before Christmas and as busy as they were the ladies helped right away. It’s the kind of service that makes everyone return.

BOUQUET To the individuals responsible for decorating the tree in the bush in Cinnabar Valley. It brings a big smile to my face every time I walk past it. Thank you for taking the time for others enjoyment.

BOUQUET To the News Bulletin for putting Merry Christmas and a bible passage on its front page on Dec. 24. Too many places now are referring to Christmas as ‘holiday,’ afraid to use the religious term Christmas for fear of upsetting someone.

BOUQUET To the News Bulletin. Seeing the Christmas scene on the front page was so inspiring. Thanks for keeping up the Christmas message and not bowing to those voices who want it drowned out.

BOUQUET To Peter at Fortis B.C. for coming to our home on Christmas Day to investigate why our carbon monoxide alarm was ringing. He made a thorough check of all our systems and taught us a lot about carbon monoxide.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Theatre Group for its scintillating Christmas pantomime – extreme fun and happiness.

BOUQUET To all the volunteer drivers who delivered Meals on Wheels throughout the Christmas season.

BOUQUET To all of our Christmas Angels who helped us to light up families throughout Nanaimo. Words cannot express the gratitude for the incredible support we received in making this the best Christmas ever for the volunteers, staff and board at Volunteer Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To Ted Aeberhardt for raising money for Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization during your famous Christmas light up by giving hot chocolate and candy canes by donation. Your support and holiday cheer is greatly appreciated by NUKO and your community.

BOUQUET To Country Club Centre for its Christmas light display. This is the only mall in town that shows the spirit of the season.

BOUQUET To Brad, a young resident of a Departure Bay Road apartment building who literally jumped into the recycling bin on Christmas Eve to retrieve my keys which had caught on the bag just as I threw it in. Many thanks from this senior who is no longer able to save the day myself.

BOUQUET To Sonny’s Jewellers. The transformation you did on my useless engagement ring was magnificent.

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