The service you get from the telephone company needs a lot of improvement. I phoned the operator, I think she sleeps on the board. They told me I didn’t pay a bill in October 2013. I paid it once and then again last month.

Beefs & Bouquets, June 28

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BOUQUET To the person for handing in my paid item to lost and found, that I had left in the shopping cart. I have a good seat, because of your kindness.

BEEF To the driver who smashed into the side of my car in the Turner Road Quality Foods parking lot, not leaving a note or taking responsibility for the damage you caused.

BOUQUET A lost wallet, the sinking feeling, a phone call from an honest lady who not only found my wallet but brought it to my door. The mental relief to have my wallet was immense. Thank you will never be enough.

BEEF To Nanaimo for the most inconsiderate drivers and the laziest youth work force in B.C.

BOUQUET to the kind and compassionate couple who stopped to help me when they saw that I had fallen on the E&N Trail. They brought me to emergency and waited until I was attended to. People like them make this world a better place.

BEEF To the beefer about stores not answering or taking too long to answer your call. Customers who physically enter the store get priority over the phone. Leave a message, call back or better yet, come to the store.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo News Bulletin for continually doing a special delivery as we have no paper carrier for our area. Greatly appreciated.

BEEF To the mayor. Give your head a shake. What are you doing to our city with this tent city? I won’t shop downtown while it’s there. What about the cruise ships that visit? I resent the fact that I can’t afford to pay my taxes, yet these people draw welfare, don’t work and demand rights. What’s wrong with this picture?

BOUQUET To all the staff at Applecross Veterinary for showing such compassionate and tender care to our much beloved dog Henry in his final days. Thank you so much.

BEEF To the writer of the letter to the editor. Progress and moving forward to the 21st century is green energy, not expanding outdated toxic oil which destroys the environment.

BOUQUET To the ladies at the front desk of the clinic on Brickyard Street in north Nanaimo. They are so friendly and helpful, whether by phone or in person. Thank you, ladies.

BEEF To all our elected officials for allowing downtown Nanaimo to deteriorate to this level. I hope the next batch have vision and the fortitude to take a tougher stance on the activities that have turned the downtown into creep central.

BOUQUET To the girls who work in the library on Commercial St., who had time and patience to help an old lady use their computers to finish a course. I was very nervous but they helped me immensely. Bouquet to the libraries in general for free and easy use of their computers.

BEEF People, stop walking your dogs on the hot cement. Take your shoes off and try walking on the hot cement yourself – it burns.

BOUQUET To Andrew H. of Tiger Mountain Studio and Ian S. for organizing the benefit concert for Lantzville’s bus shelter. Thank you for the amazing music, the amount of work you put into this, but mostly for the heart of it. But then this is Lantzville –people looking after people.

BEEF The service you get from the telephone company needs a lot of improvement. I phoned the operator, I think she sleeps on the board. They told me I didn’t pay a bill in October 2013. I paid it once and then again last month.

BOUQUET To the fellow who found my camera battery in Neck Point Park. My family was discussing, he overheard us talk about a grey battery and he pulled it out of his back pocket and handed it to us. Serendipity moment. Really, what were the chances? Thank you so much.

BEEF To people who think Sechelt Drive Park is off-leash. It is not. Beef to the guy with the little black dog that he lets off-leash to chase the deer across Icarus Drive.

BOUQUET To the overworked members of the RCMP Bike Unit. We need more of you. Downtown Nanaimo can’t take much more. We need more police on the street. We downtown business people have run out of patience. Mayor and council: do something.

BEEF Thinking of having carpets cleaned? Don’t use the company I called. He only cleaned where there is heavy traffic. Didn’t get close to any walls.

BOUQUET To the cast and crew of Nomadic Tempest. Your breath-taking spectacle will live in a special place in my heart forever. Thank you for gracing the shores of Nanaimo Harbour with your art. The Amara Zee is always welcome back.

BEEF To the thieves who have now stolen two wooden, green-stained half-barrel planters right off the deck of the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club. They were full of flowers. If you know where they can be found, please contact the club.

BOUQUET To the young woman with all the tattoos who I watch almost every morning take her kayak out of her truck and disappear for what must be a wonderful solo paddle in Departure Bay. It’s nice to see people enjoying our beautiful piece of the world.

BEEF To the person who took my car keys from the counter at the convenience store and did not return them. A tow and keys cut was costly for someone on disability.

BOUQUET To all regional district residents who decide to take back pride in where we live by going out and picking up garbage on the streets adjacent to their homes.

BEEF To the chopper rider who tailed me along White Rapids Road and then attempted to pass me just as I was going to turn left onto a side road. Be thankful I am one of the few who still uses their signals.

BOUQUET Kudos to Kal Tire on Old Victoria Road for giving me such wonderful service. This is the type of business to support.

BEEF To all families who let their offspring tresspass all night to harass, steal, and destroy their neighbourhoods. The families of these offenders should do public community work. Public shame.

BOUQUET The best news for Nanaimo in a very long time is to have MLA Leonard Krog run for mayor. Thank you.

BEEF To the insensitive woman who wrote the beef in regards to giving money to the homeless. What a heartless human being.

BOUQUET To Corrine at Great Clips for doing a fabulous job on my new hair. Well done. We should have taken a before and after picture. What a change.

BOUQUET To all sponsors and volunteers connected with Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation. Hundreds of students receive bursaries and financial help.

BOUQUET Thank you to the honest person who handed in my wallet that I had dropped in the Save-On-Foods parking lot.

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