Beefs & Bouquets, March 14

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BOUQUET To the person that donated a computer to Footholds Therapy Centre. I did not get your name and I wanted to let you know how appreciated your generosity is.

BEEF to the city for letting the old Island Highway and Nanaimo Parkway get so dirty with mud along the inside of the roads. It used to be cleaned up pretty good, but this year it’s like it’s been forgotten about. Hope to see it cleaned up soon.

BOUQUET High praise to Sean at Sleep Country Canada for his exceptional pre-sale assistance and after-sale support, and to Nick, Aiden and Robin for their fast, careful and friendly delivery and setup of our new folding beds. Sleeping like a baby and happily dreaming of your excellent discount and free add-on items.

BEEF To the lady in the grey-checked jacket at Superstore who opened a packet of bok choy, taking out only good ones. You did not even have the decency to close that packet.

BOUQUET To the teacher(s) who so kindly helped me on a very dark, rainy night when I drove my car onto an island when turning off Metral Drive. I was very upset and your kindness and help meant so much to me. Many, many thanks.

BEEF To the gym for the overly dramatic message about increases to the minimum wage. I would rather pay a tiny bit more each month and know people are being paid a living wage. My research into gyms to join continues. I want one with management that cares about people and its employees.

BOUQUET Thanks to the Nanaimo News Bulletin and to Turley Florist for the lovely gift bouquet that we were awarded. So very thoughtful of you.

BEEF To the people who live on Cedar Road who leave and have left their poor dog tied up for years. We drive past every day, that is not a pet that is a prisoner; he looks so sad and neglected.

BOUQUET To Dave at Simonholt. Wow! You went way above and beyond and made us steady customers for your restaurant. Thanks so much for your excellent service.

BEEF To the one complaining about processed foods. Maybe if produce and unprocessed foods (especially organic) weren’t so expensive, the choices would be better made by most.

BOUQUET To Amie for helping my mom set up her computer, even when she is so busy taking care of her young baby.

BEEF To all the drivers who are too lazy to clean off their vehicles when the snow falls. Not only is it dangerous when you can’t see out of your windows but it also poses a hazard for other drivers when the snow flies off your vehicle in chunks.

BOUQUET Appreciation for Scott and his team from All Weather Landscaping. Very professional work ethics and standards. Jobs well done, simply one of the best.

BEEF To transit for blowing off my complaints about speeding buses though Metral Drive’s Pleasant Valley school zone. This beef also goes out to the moms and dads who speed to drop off their kids at the school. Are you exempt from following the rules because you are late?

BOUQUET To Dwight L. on your letter regarding fixing supportive housing problems: “Yes, help those in need but not at the expense of tax-paying citizens.” When will the homeless problems ever end?

BEEF to the people who think that it’s OK to park their school bus on Godfrey Road. This is an accident, maybe a death, waiting to happen. Please find a storage facility.

BOUQUET To the staff at Eye Care Nanaimo for ordering in warranty replacement frames and lens when I didn’t even know that was an option. The new frames are so sturdy and I am seeing so much better. Thank you.

BEEF To whoever put down the temporary blacktop. The road is now terrible, huge bumps everywhere and has been so for weeks now. Get it somewhat usable please.

BOUQUET Thank you to Dave and his staff of West Coast Gutters for their prompt service to replace my wind-damaged gutter plus my other out-dated gutters and spouts. I knew eventually they would need to be done but Mother Nature forced my hand to get them sooner than later. They look great.

BEEF To the coaches and players of the boys’ basketball team. It is great to see a drive and willingness to win but at a cost of coaches yelling at the kids and players tripping and pushing the other team to win a game is not what my son signed up for.

BOUQUET Kudos and accolades to Ritchie and Travis of Nanaimo water works department. You went beyond the call of duty: empathic, immediate response, spot-on diagnosis, and follow-up call. My sincerest thank you.

BEEF To the people in government who think that it is safe for school buses not to have seatbelts, we should all refuse to pay seatbelt fines until school buses and all buses for that matter get them installed.

BOUQUET To the person who turned my wallet in to TD Bank at Port Place. I had to put faith in humanity and hoped someone would find it and turn it in. Thank you so much.

BEEF To the lady walking her big dog on Westwood Road. You obviously knew your dog is aggressive as you pulled to the side when you saw me and my dog walk by. Not good enough; my goodness, your dog pulled you down to come attack my dog. Luckily I used every muscle I have to save my dog from getting hurt. I hope to never see you walking your aggressive dog in a public place again because you cannot control him.

BOUQUET To Stu H. at Alair Homes for being the best boss ever. You truly are one of a kind.

BEEF To the bar manager at that local pub. You may think you are above everyone on planet Earth, but, if you hate your job, or life in general, perhaps you should not work in a public relations environment. The worst and rudest service and disrespect to everyone in the place.

BOUQUET I received the Bulletin here in the north end of town and wanted to acknowledge the fact, in these conditions not everyone is having a snow day. Thanks to the carriers.

BEEF To a heartless community that does not want to help the mentally ill and call down homeless people. I have had things thrown at me just for supporting homeless downtown. Glad we have a council that understands, regardless of the community.

BOUQUET To the pharmacy staff at Save-On-Foods Woodgrove. Richard and all his ladies are always pleasant and smiling and go above and beyond with their service every time.

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