BOUQUET To the NRGH emergency staff, Dr. Teixeira, nurses Lindsay, Rita, Gill, Kevin, Kevin, Sarah, ECG tech Selina and lab tech whose name I missed. You all gave prompt and excellent care to my husband. Thank You all for your professionalism.
BEEF You know that gas prices are going to keep going up, and when they do, they will not come down, because they never do. I think I will give up my car and get a bike.
BOUQUET To our amazing assistant manager who works so hard to run our store in our manager’s absence and to help run a second store as well. She holds our team together and is a joy to work with.
BEEF In Terminal Park Mall a woman in a white car backed into a senior in a silver Toyota, leaving without checking on injuries and car damage. Neither were OK. Do the right thing and turn yourself in to the police/ICBC.
BOUQUET To Kal Tire on Old Victoria Road for outstanding service. They checked my brakes and starter for potential problems, found none and sent me on my way with no charge. Much appreciated.
BEEF To the dental facility that does not fix their elevator. Seniors can’t climb several floors.
BOUQUET To Brenda and all the volunteers at the Festival of Banners. So amazing.
BEEF To the City of Nanaimo. The NRE was well needed, now you have to drive all over town to distribute recycled items. More chance of dumping on street corners and in the bush, as previous.
BOUQUET To Almost 2 Easy Movers for an awesome job under heavy rain moving our church offices into temporary quarters. Three polite, courteous and efficient young men provided excellent service.
BEEF To the bullies of the ’40s. I wonder if the one surviving bully has ever thought of apologizing to the two survivors who were bullied so many years ago.
BOUQUET To Den’s Ladysmith Collision Centre. My car looks better than before my accident. Love to see a local family-run business. The owner and his daughter were so kind, I wish everyone’s customer service was as friendly as they were.
BEEF to the Regional District of Nanaimo for claiming it is the best in the world in looking after our area. Clear cutting is allowed for developments that threaten our natural resources.
BOUQUET To the dog walker who drove the injured woman and her granddaughter back home and made sure they were safe.
BEEF To the gang of five councillors for their behavior. You have done great harm to our city.
BOUQUET Thanks to the lady who found my pink change purse in Starbucks’ washroom. Love always.
BEEF To Nanaimo for winning first prize for inconsiderate drivers. Next is the winner for the worst vehicles on the road.
BOUQUET To the beefer about weights in both metric and imperial, thanks for the laugh. Us carpenters squashed metric on lumber 39 years ago. Check your local lumber yard, the wood is sold in imperial sizes for good reason, it only makes sense, it fits anything.
BEEF To grocery stores selling certain produce only in generic form, costing much more than non-generic. The quality in many cases doesn’t justify the price.
BOUQUET After spending time in both NRGH and the palliative care unit, a bouquet is not enough to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses for their sincere care and kindness shown to our husband, father and entire family.
BEEF To the big box store that has very confusing sales signs that often verge on false advertising. And when you notice, after your purchase is rung in, the cashier won’t refund you herself, but sends you to another lineup ironically called ‘customer service.’
BOUQUET We had dinner at Kasira’s recently. When we went to pay our bill, we were told it had been paid by a gentleman who was waiting for his takeout. We wish to thank him so very much.
BEEF To the person who felt a burning need to insult the Sedins, two of hockey’s best both on and off the ice.
BOUQUET To all the cat lovers who appreciate the comfort, companionship and joy that cats bring to our lives. Cats are purrfect company.
BEEF To the City of Nanaimo garbage pickup. Picked up my extra bag tagged garbage but left my regular bag.
BOUQUET Thank you to Nancy at the Royal Bank on Commercial Street for all the years of excellent customer service. Happy retirement.
BEEF I agree with the woman who posted the beef about free-range cats. The ones in my neighbourhood use my flower beds as litter boxes, kill birds and dirty the cushions on my patio furniture. Responsible cat owners keep them inside.
BOUQUET To the church people who clean up discarded clothing, bedding and garbage as well as used needles, vomit and feces left on church property by the people who sleep in the doorways and on the property.
BEEF to the people who continually give money to people with the ‘hard times’ cardboard signs hanging around traffic lights. I just watched someone give $10 and someone else give a toonie to a guy who I have seen doing this for a long time and does not appear malnourished or suffering in any way. Also it is not safe to be standing there and the police should be managing that situation.
BOUQUET God bless all those who are kind and humane to all creatures. What goes around comes around.
BOUQUET To people of Wisteria community for dedication to keep the homeless warm and fed, delivering hot coffee and soup at 10 p.m. all winter. All are volunteers.
BOUQUET To all the workers at Thrifty’s in Parksville. To the gentlemen who help the seniors from the store to their cars and a big thank you. A pleasure to deal there. I couldn’t shop without them.
BOUQUET Many thanks to the lady who found my purse at the Lantzville firemen’s yard sale and handed it in at the desk. It was a great relief as my heart was in my boots thinking it was gone forever.
BOUQUET To Marion K. of Imagine Cruise and Travel who arranged immediate and unbelievable care of my return to Canada in a wheelchair following a hit-and-run while I was strolling a Cairo market.
BOUQUET To Tim and friends at Big O Tire on Albert Street. Much appreciation to you and your staff for going above and beyond to assist this guy with tire safety during his delivery day.
BOUQUET To the young lady standing at the bus stop on Uplands and Hammond Bay Road who gave me a lovely smile and warm good morning. Your friendliness made my day.
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