Beefs & Bouquets March 28

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THANKS TO to all the volunteers who have helped with the search of Peanut, the black/grey mix poodle. She has been missing since Feb. 25 from Chelsea Street/Waddington Road and still has not been found.  She is missed dearly by her owner.

BOUQUETS TO Mike and the boys from Nanaimo Minute Men, plus Don and his plumbing crew from Norm’s Mobile Service. Just moved into a new house and they made our transition smooth and painless. Our thanks to these friendly and professional guys.

A BOUQUET of thanks to the two guys at Black Apple Cellular on Bowen Road for repairing my cellphone. They were polite, efficient, and extremely helpful. It was so great to have the phone repaired quickly and avoid having to buy a new one when a small repair took care of the problem.

A BOUQUET to the teachers’ pets. Those who show good behaviour, are quite good academically and fairly good at sports.

A bouquet of Pull Tabs to all who collect the tabs for the medical office assistants. The money earned goes to the Zajac Ranch Camper Allowance Fund to help send kids with chronic diseases to camp. Your help is much appreciated.

Paws up to the City of Nanaimo for the wonderful off-leash dog parks it has provided for me and my furry family members. As a single, older woman, I used to feel vulnerable and sometimes unsafe when I had to walk out of town in isolated places in order for my large dogs to get adequate exercise by running off-leash. Thank you so much for providing a safe haven for dog-walkers and their pooches.

Many thanks to all the volunteers at the community lunch program at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Fair weather always to Lenny of Arrowsmith Roofing for letting me “glean” the old cedar shingles from a roofing job. It was very kind of you and will come in very handy for me.

A Big Grateful Free Kick to the Quality Foods, University Village, for its support of the U9 HCFC United soccer team’s recent hotdog sale. Your contribution was greatly appreciated and your customers’ generosity unsurpassed. Soccer tournament here we come.

a bouquet to the manager and Nilmin at the Wal-Mart eyecare centre. They helped me out a great deal.

BIG BOUQUETS OF ROSES to John Cooper of Re/Max, the ladies at C.D. Wilson and Lynn Krynowsky of CIBC for making our purchase of our final home so pleasant, informed and professional. Who says customer service is dead? Not I. Michael Green.

A Bouquet to Sandy at Visions Woodgrove Centre for tracking down a replacement for the broken part of my glasses frame and repairing it with a smile. Very much appreciated. Great service, what a concept.

A big bouquet of zucchini and beets to Ron, manager of Home Depot. I bought packets of seeds and three four-litre cans of paint but forgot the packets. Ron called me and dropped forgotten the packets off at my home. Wow, for a big box store that was old-time service. Thanks a bunch from a now hard core Home Depot customer.

a large bouquet of pension cheques to the gentleman who just turned 65 years old and had a large ’65’ shaved in the back of his head

Travelling bouquets to the young dancers bagging groceries at Real Canadian Superstore. They were polite, cheerful, enthusiastic and hard working. They will love New York and New York will love them.

A Huge Bouquet of red roses for Gaetan, owner of Westwood Lake Bistro, my favourite restaurant in Nanaimo. We had a wonderful dinner with exceptional food, wine, service and view. Gaetan is always a gracious and knowledgeable host.

A Lifesaving bouquet to all blood donors who freely give so that others may live.

A big doggy bouquet to Cheryl and the team at the Nanaimo Coastal Animal Control Services. They do a great job at the shelter looking after abandoned dogs and cats as well as enforcing the pet bylaws. Always welcoming to visitors and very friendly when I worked there. You guys rock.

A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET of pink Easter roses to Sabrina and Selby at the Payless shoe store in Woodgrove Centre for their exceptional kindness to a customer. They are a good example to those who do not have that quality.

SMILES ALL AROUND to the workers and volunteers in the cancer department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. You are God’s chosen people.

A coffee lover’s thank you to the lady in the blue Honda Fit at the Terminal Park Starbucks drive-thru on Friday afternoon. What a wonderful surprise to get the window and be told that you’d paid for my drink. I’ll be sure to pay it forward for someone else.

A BOUQUET of carnations to the two fellows in the two trucks who helped to push my car out of the intersection of Norwell Drive and Ross Road. It was above and beyond.

A BEEF to a nearby tanning salon. Does the music have to be so loud? Not everyone listens to what the teenagers do. I prefer a relaxing, quiet tan over one that sounds like a rave party.

A warning beef to unsuspecting fitness folks – read your membership agreements carefully. A gym has been completely evasive and chooses not to provide service, referring only to the legal document. Flexibility is not its middle name.

A bIG, FAT SMELLY Beef to the cyclist who, on March 15, was yelling obscenities at the driving school truck for doing what was right and safe, when the cyclist was illegally on the road and obstructing the traffic forcing the poor student to commit a dangerous action to avoid the cyclist. Come on people, when you ride your bike you have to abide by all the rules of the road the same as a car or truck does.

A destructive beef to the city and developers who allow and choose to do the clear cutting of trees for the never-ending ugly developments in spring/summer. You destroy multitudes of baby songbirds that can’t fly yet. You are not the only living creatures on this Earth. Please show some consideration and cut back on the greed. If you must cut, then do so in the fall/winter.

A BEEF to those who lie and steal and show no shame doing it.

A WATERY BEEF to the Nanaimo Port Authority. Our boat basin is unique and all those with small boats were promised space years ago.

A BEEF. Will city councillors not keep their hot hands off Colliery Dam Park? The property is part of Harewood’s heritage.

THANKS A LOT to the person who sideswiped my nice blue car, leaving their white paint all over my front fender. Not even a note or something. I am a widow on a pension.

A BEEF to home furnishing people who ignore a person in their store. A greeting, even if you’re busy, goes a long way. I might have a roll of cash to spend with you or your competitor might want it more.

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