Beef to the woman who went into the trees in our yard to tinkle. The News Bulletin

Beefs & Bouquets, July 6

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BOUQUET Thank you to Broco Glass in north Nanaimo. Their customer service is awesome.

BEEF To the hardware store for advertising deck packages and having no idea what it consists of, and not trying to figure it out.

BOUQUET To Wayne and Frank who have continued to visit my father (who is housebound) on a weekly basis for almost a decade. You brighten my dad’s days, give him hope and someone other than women to talk to. I can’t thank you enough for your commitment.

BEEF We should honour our English language by spelling correctly ‘honour,’ ‘flavour,’ ‘colour,’ etc. Let’s celebrate Canada by honouring ‘honour.’

BOUQUET To Dan from Nu-Star Heating for being so determined to fix my problem, it works great now.

BEEF To our national day. I’m a very proud adopted Canadian. I love this country and am happy we have a day to celebrate our uniqueness. But ‘Canada Day’ is kind of difficult to say.

BOUQUET To all those who knew our dog, Manon, thank you for all the happy memories you helped create with her. After 17 incredible years, Manon has left us, and we are left to remember all the wonderful times we had along the way.

BEEF To to the secondary school for bringing special awards to the graduation ceremony. All the parents were very proud of their graduates as it was their well-earned and special day to celebrate. At the end of the beautiful ceremony, the mood was dampened by handing out two awards to one student. Recognizing one person is not the place at a graduation ceremony.

BOUQUET To Steve of Alair Homes and nurse Morgan of Ladysmith, two angels who came to my rescue at Nanaimo Country Grocer customer service checkout. They ensured that I, my groceries and my car all arrived home safely.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for holding advance voting at a church. As a queer person, I don’t want to visit a place that thinks I’m a sinner. We’ve got enough secular schools and community centres that are available.

BOUQUET To AC Taxi. Our driver recognized what a difficult day we were having when dropping us off at a memorial at Sands. He took it upon himself to cover our fare. When he picked us up to go home, he also said his boss covered our return fare. Your generosity in our time of sorrow was much appreciated.

BEEF To the electoral system. What is the point of voting if the winner can be kicked out by the two losers? This is such a stupid system and I am sure I will not be voting anymore.

BOUQUET To a beautiful cashier Catie C. at Atmosphere at Country Club Centre. Thank you for being so nice to the customers.

BEEF To men and women who drive trucks and think they own the road.

BOUQUET To Dr. Nick at the Central Island Vet Emergency Hospital. His sympathetic handling of the passing of our beloved Cassie was much appreciated. He helped to make this very sad event a little more bearable.

BEEF To the neighbours who own numerous rescue dogs that are left alone for most days to stick their noses between the curtains and bark ceaselessly and ferociously at any noise or movement outside. Your lack of consideration for others has spoiled my enjoyment and the peace my neighbours once had. Oh yes, the backyard now smells like pasture.

BOUQUET I am an 81-year-old senior who recently, after having a shower, was drying off when a varicose vein in my leg popped and the the blood flowed like it was coming out of a hose. Admiration for Lifeline, who are worth every penny and super efficient in getting help. The rest of our emergency service are magnificent and helpful.

BEEF To the woman who went into the trees in our yard to tinkle. She was undoing her pants as she was running from her car to the trees so it was pretty obvious what she was up to. Does she realize she is next to a 24-storey building with a clear view of her makeshift toilet? At least I hope she was only tinkling.

BOUQUET To the News Bulletin’s Rachel Stern for always going the extra mile to please everyone in the arts and entertainment community with her excellent articles. Awesome work.

BEEF To the younger neighbours in an older mobile home park who are allowed to conduct a business replete with yelling, moving lawn equipment, slamming doors etc. starting at 7:30 a.m. with no consideration for this being a seniors’ park.

BOUQUET Thank you to Meeghan, the singer at the waterfront, for finding my music cable that I left behind and turning it into the coffee shop so I could retrieve it. Your thoughtfulness and honesty were so appreciated.

BEEF To some of the irresponsible street people, please stop leaving your garbage on empty lots and in neighbourhoods. Have more pride for your city. Your co-operation would be appreciated.

BOUQUET Remembrance Day and Memorial Day in the U.S. aren’t religious holidays, but are meant to commemorate solemn occasions. Yet one movie channel in the U.S. marks both – plus Easter and Christmas – by often showing The Godfather saga.

BEEF To the group who tried to fly a huge flag of another country in the parade by Nanaimo volunteer organizations at Sway’ a’ Lana on Canada Day. This day was for Canada.

BOUQUET To the amazing landscape artists who tend the shrubs, grass and flowers around Northridge and Nanaimo North Town Centre. Your hard work produces pure magic which always gives me a lift as I drive by.

BEEF To the homeless man and woman who built a fort in the parking lot and even decorated it so that it was esthetically pleasing to them, I suppose.

BOUQUET To the person who beefs about mobile home park owners who give you rules but don’t enforce them but are there for their rent.

BOUQUET To the observant person in the Costco parking lot who left a note that our insurance decal was expired.

BOUQUET To a wonderful gift. Throughout my long life, whenever I had an often difficult emotional or physical trauma, there were always children around to help me get through it. Thank you.

BOUQUET To Kennedy Street neighbours. Smiles and waves, adorable little kids out playing, cats, dogs, impromptu visits. Thanks for making a street feel like a community.

BOUQUET Thanks to the young man who helped push my jeep off of Terminal Avenue when it broke down. Your help was appreciated.

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