Beefs & Bouquets, July 30

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BOUQUET To the person who returned my lost 6/49 ticket to the lottery kiosk in the Nanaimo North Town Centre mall.

BEEF To people who steal things from restaurant tables.

BOUQUET To all the wonderful people including Port Place Thrifty Foods staff who helped our mother and stayed with her after a fall. Your help was very much appreciated and will always be remembered.

BEEF It’s a shame our neighbour the U.S. does not have a flag with all the other flags in the lagoon.

BOUQUET To High View Optical. Always excellent customer service with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not only better pricing than the competition but above-and-beyond service.

BEEF To the people who spit, dump drinks and throw whatever garbage they don’t want at the bus stops. Fitzwilliam Street bus shelter is a disgusting disgrace.

BOUQUET To Rene at Popeye’s Supplements and the Nanaimo Pirates for hosting a tourney at Gyro Park. Great job to all from concession, groundskeepers, the girl who sang O Canada and the umps.

BEEF To financial bailouts. Greece still is not going to learn to stand on its own unless it very strongly applies 100 per cent economic control.

BOUQUET To the man who saw my money flying in the breeze under the bleachers. I don’t know how it got out of my purse but thank you so much for your honesty.

BEEF To this still continuing Colliery dams soap opera. I do hope that it doesn’t make the new fall season.

BOUQUET To Knappet Projects, which is handling the library reno. I am so grateful to Chris and Sean for helping me with my outdoor carpeting project. Their kind professionalism proves that no project is too big or too small.

BEEF To the people in my neighbourhood who think that Coal Tyee Elementary School is a dog park that allows your pet to wander and urinate all over the kids playground.

BOUQUET To Jamie at the Finishing Store for all the kind help and service to seniors.

BEEF To those drivers who think the words ‘garage sale’ are Latin for ‘stop on a dime, don’t signal, skip two lanes, back up on a main road, and park like you own the whole road.’

BOUQUET To dentist Brad Holman. So kind, gentle and has such high standards. He goes the extra mile for his patients and stands behind his work.

BEEF To the dealership for making our car experience very shady and not living up to its word.

BOUQUET Congratulations Bomb Squad.   Nanaimo’s U21 girls fastball team came home with the gold medal from the provincial tournament. Four games back-to-back in the hot sun on the final day. Keep having fun into the Westerns next month.

BEEF To the lady who put her bare feet on the back of my daughter’s theatre seat and in her hair even after I repeatedly asked you nicely to put them down. Way to spoil a nice evening out for my little girl.

BOUQUET As I was looking around a table, a gentleman asked if I had lost my wallet. He and his wife had found it. Having lost my wife that week I was so thankful.

BEEF Words cannot describe the coward of a man whose dog mauled a cat in my backyard. You left the cat there to bleed to death, then fled the scene without leaving any info.

BOUQUET To the neighbour on the waterfront for keeping her trees at a height so that we have a good view also.

BEEF To the drivers who lay on their horns at senior citizens driving. A disgusting display of utter disrespect. Is this really what we have become as a society?

BOUQUET To the kind person who left my lost car key with the staff at the aquatic centre. I have been having a rough week/year/life and your kindness made my day a little smoother.

BOUQUET To Shae at Telus. Thank you for your patience, from a difficult senior. Sorry I gave you those few grey hairs.

BOUQUET To CanWest Propane for turning off the fireplace pilot light for the senior lady on Sandpiper Place.

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