Beef to customers looking for an item at a supermarket or other retail store who approach an employee and blurt out the item they’re looking for, without any preamble or ‘please.’ We are all equals and should be respectful of one another. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, June 22

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BOUQUET To the firefighters who helped the tooth fairy deliver a special package to a little girl that lost her first tooth after a downed power line prevented the tooth fairy from delivering it herself.

BEEF To landlords who know not what their pupose is, other than to collect money while not providing safe, healthy homes.

BOUQUET A big thank you to Len at Rona for helping me with my planter boxes. He did it with a smile and humour and it was very much appreciated.

BEEF To the beefer who does not believe in boycotting the department store for selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing. Boycotts are often effective. How these ideas “contributed to the destruction of many First World countries” echoes Ivanka’s father’s erratic thinking.

BOUQUET My husband and myself are very appreciative of the excellent customer service we have received from Shannin at Connect Hearing. When my husband could not figure out his bluetooth hearing aid accessory to use with the TV, Shannin offered to come to our home and in a matter of a few minutes she had it working perfectly for him.

BEEF Why in Nanaimo don’t they have hardly any merge-start-up lanes turning onto Highway 19A from most roads and mall exits?

BOUQUET To Jase at Longwood Brew Pub. You made my husband’s 72nd birthday very special with your wit and exceptional service and we thank you. We will be back.

BEEF To Rocky Point residents for burning not one or two outside lights, but six, during the day and all night. No wonder electricity is so high with waste like this. Please use motion lights or only turn on outside lights when you need them.

BOUQUET To Dana and the other special people at Kia. Dana went above and beyond to resolve a problem in a very creative way for me.

BEEF To the car and motorcycle drivers who stop at the Smugglers Hill Drive corner, rev engines and then scream up Departure Bay Road. You pass two schools.

BOUQUET To Greenrock Liquor Store for their second anniversary customer appreciation day. I was greeted by lots of cheerful staff bearing trays of beverage samples, received a free goodie bag and an entry for one of several prizes.

BEEF Why do people think it’s acceptable to literally throw their puppy into the lake to teach it to swim? Did someone just throw them into the deep end when they learned to swim? Is this how they taught their children to swim?

BOUQUET to the dearest and best neighbours for amazing help and support when hubby was sidelined with emergency surgery. Our friends and family are so thoughtful and kind. We are truly blessed.

BEEF To all protesters, period. I am so sick of having to listen to protests every day on the news. I don’t listen or pay attention to them anymore. Protesters, please go donate your time volunteering, it will do more good for humanity.

BOUQUET A very thankful bouquet to Scott at Advantage Vacuums for very quickly fixing a senior’s vacuum hose. He is a very clever, honest and kind person.

BEEF To retired people who have all week to mow their lawns, but wait until evening, when you’re sitting in your yard trying to enjoy some peace and quiet, to power up their lawn mowers and pass along your fence line, kicking up noise, exhaust and dust.

BOUQUET To Sarah, bank clerk at Canada Trust on Dufferin Crescent. She went above and beyond to help me in rectifying a glitch in a wire transfer for a very large sum of money.

BEEF To the RCMP for listening to criminals and making false arrests of law abiding citizens. Who’s in a gang?

BOUQUET To Steve Marshall Ford for kindly opening up their showroom space after Elections B.C. took over the Tidesmen Chorus’ regular Monday evening practice location, Costin Hall in Lantzville.

BEEF To the phonies on the newscasts who add their two cents at the end of every news story to transition into a commercial break. It’s forced and painful to watch.

BOUQUET To the mysterious person who has been faithfully dropping off our Bulletin two times a week. Much thanks.

BEEF To self-ordained city council ‘watch dogs’ and representatives of special interest groups who show up at every council meeting to try and redirect policy and the expenditure of my tax dollars according to your view of the world. I don’t recall voting for you as my representative.

BOUQUET To Harbour City Animal Hospital for their compassion and extra kindness when we lost our beloved Toby.

BEEF To Andrew Weaver for not doing the math regarding the speaker of the house position. Weaver will get schooled in math when the next election comes in months and people see how manipulative and opportunist he is.

BOUQUET To the nice, helpful and generous security guards who work day and night at Terminal Park Mall who don’t mind when I collect beer cans and tidy up around the trash cans after everyone else has gone home.

BEEF To the Green Party for climbing into bed with the NDP.

BOUQUET To all those BroomBusters who are cutting down that invasive species on Third Street.

BEEF To customers looking for an item at a supermarket or other retail store who approach an employee and blurt out the item they’re looking for, without any preamble or ‘please.’ We are all equals and should be respectful of one another.

BOUQUET To Ryan N., a very fast cashier at Thrifty Foods Port Place Shopping Centre. He is beautiful and he has a very nice personality.

BOUQUET To all blood donors for giving the gift of life when you donate.

BOUQUET To the kind guy who called my phone after I dropped it in a field trying to fly kites.

BOUQUET To NDSS teachers Gunnar, Bobbie and Zed, who keep their students outside being active. Teacher hall-of-famers.

BOUQUET To the kind person who witnessed and reported the hit and run of our Rav4 in the University Village Mall parking lot. You not only reported it but left us a note with the police report number and met with an officer to give a statement. Thank you so very, very much.

BOUQUET To my wonderful neighbours on Amblewood Lane who have been so helpful during my recent illness.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo tax office for handing out position numbers to allow taxpayers to chat over coffee while waiting to pay.

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