Beef to the person complaining about the origincal complaint about dog poop on the Parkway Trail by invoking various instances of global unrest.

Beef to the person complaining about the origincal complaint about dog poop on the Parkway Trail by invoking various instances of global unrest.

Beefs & Bouquets, March 2

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BOUQUET To Ryan for stopping in the rain to assist with changing a flat tire on Waddington Road.

BEEF To the neighbour for having the moving truck towed after we spoke to you. Maybe you could cut people some slack when a situation like this arises again.

BOUQUET To my caring neighbours on Giggleswick Place for clearing and keeping my driveway accessible. You have no idea how grateful I am.

BEEF To the strata council and management that refused to return e-mails or phone calls when we had a rat problem. When contact was finally made, they were rude and now refuse to acknowledge us or reimburse us.

BOUQUET To Michele Norris and the owners of Budget Blinds for my new blind.

BEEF To the plows that put up a huge wall of snow in front of the driveways. How am I supposed to get out if there was an emergency? It wouldn’t take but five seconds to clear the blocked driveways.

BOUQUET To public works for being so responsive in quickly fixing potholes, most recently on Uplands Drive.

BEEF To people who think there is a passing lane through the city. Both lanes are posted speed limit lanes and there is no ‘passing’ lane because there a so many left-hand turn lanes.

BOUQUET To the Superstore gas bar for having the best prices and having gas reward points for groceries.

BEEF To a thrift store that says nothing to its customers who decide to park on the  sidewalk. Put a sign at least so that they stop.

BOUQUET To all the volunteers at the safe injection site. Lives are being saved. Also they are bringing awareness to a much-needed cause.

BEEF To the bus company that has its drivers make passengers wait 45 minutes so that they can deny a homeless man free passage to a shelter.

BOUQUET To the the sweet, ever-smiling Jennifer at the restaurant at Quality Foods.

BEEF To the business which has a young employee scraping their plastic phone number signs off their windows and flicking the plastic shreds into the gutter to wash away into our sewer system.

BOUQUET To Ken McD and his crew in the wastewater department of the City of Nanaimo for their advice and assistance about the ice and water problem in front of my property.

BEEF To who beefed about the bunny population. They have as much right to live freely in Nanaimo as you do. It’s people like you that cost them their lives; they euthanize more than they would relocate.

BOUQUET To Jordan in the computer department of Staples on Aulds Road.  The item I was looking for was not on the shelves but Jordan said the computer showed it was in stock. He hunted for it until he found it.

BEEF To the person complaining about the roundabout on Brickyard Road. They are the best means of keeping traffic flowing and are common all around the world. Motorists should learn to use them because they work.

BOUQUET To all the Nanaimo transit drivers who go the extra mile when it comes to friendly, helpful service. We are newcomers to Nanaimo and travel on several of the bus routes, usually every week. We have met so many nice drivers.

BEEF To the person complaining about the original complaint about dog poop on the Parkway Trail by invoking various instances of global unrest. Do you use the same line when your spouse or significant other asks you to take out the trash?

BOUQUET To the city for correcting the traffic light timing at the corner of Dickinson and Dover. One e-mail/phone call did it.

BEEF Nanaimo drivers need to pay more attention behind the wheel. I have seen drivers either drive right past an ambulance or pull out in front of a police car – both with lights and siren going.

BOUQUET To the driver who took the time to leave a parking pass with time on it at the pay station in a public parking garage. Your kind gesture, when I had to go to a stressful appointment, made my day.

BOUQUET To Aaron at Ecstasy Audio for replacing an old, dead truck stereo with a brand-new Alpine. Great service, price and sound.

BOUQUET To Curves on Dover Road. I appreciated the owner staying late so I could complete my workout.

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