Beef to the special needs caregiver who felt it was okay to steal from the dollar store. Nice example to set for your client. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, May 25

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BOUQUET To Andy and the team at Eye Care Nanaimo for the excellent customer service.

BEEF To those who beef about beefing. This page lets people vent publicly without actually harming anyone. Unless you recognize yourself in one of the beefs.

BOUQUET To the lady who shouted out “whale” at the beach. Thanks for getting everyone’s attention so we could enjoy, otherwise we may have walked right by.

BEEF To the person who thinks Buttertubs Marsh should not have runners’ groups as they want to enjoy a peaceful walk. They pay city taxes to use public parks just like you do.

BOUQUET To the gentlemen who helped with my smoking van at the Northridge Quality Foods and a special thank you to the mechanic who detected my problem of a rag that had fallen from inside the hood onto the manifold. Also to the QF fellow who had a fire extinguisher right at hand.

BEEF To those lazy political party helpers who take the signage and leave the wooden skeletons behind. They really detract from our scenery.

BOUQUET To whoever found my pink knit scarf on the waterfront and hung it on the fence. I rushed back and there it was.

BEEF To the person who picked the flowers planted on the bank of the inflow creek at Westwood Lake. These were planted by an elderly father and mother to commemorate the loss of their daughter.

BOUQUET To Turley’s Florist for a gorgeous Symphony of Roses Day, a floral fundraiser for the Vancouver Island Symphony. Thank you to Marianne and her team for all their hard work.

BEEF To my backyard neighbour who switched up her landscaping artistry from dirty blue tarps to an old pink sleeping bag draped over backyard scrap, accented with old lumber, dead plants and broken pots.

BOUQUET To Andy and Sean from Lowes. I became very short of breath and winded and sat down on some flooring. Andy gave me water, tested my pulse and told me to breath. Sean wheeled my cart and I walked arm in arm with Andy to the till. They both assisted me out to my car.

BEEF To realtors. Please take down your signs after the sale. A house on my street has been sold for two months now and both realtors’ signs are still there.

BOUQUET Tons of appreciation to Grower’s Direct for donating five rose bouquets to Dufferin Place for the celebration of our five ladies who are all over 100.

BEEF To the city for not putting the applicable times and days on the new pay parking zone signs downtown. No other city makes people get out of their cars and read the meter to see if they have to pay. It’s hard having a business downtown and this city makes it even harder.

BOUQUET To the taxi driver in car 22 for seeing that my special needs son got home safe and sound.

BEEF To the loud Trump supporters using this as a sounding board: you’re adorable. Nice to know he’s got some Canadians fooled.

BOUQUET To our health care workers who carry on their work professionally, patiently and with goodwill – even when dealing with people who are not always appreciative or are too anxious to notice good work done on their behalf. Most recently to Judy in imaging at Nanaimo hospital.

BEEF To anyone who doesn’t like the band Air Supply. They’re the best.

BOUQUET To Rexall on Bowen Road whose manager checked on an out-of-stock item, took my name and number, and a week later personally called me when it came it. That’s how you treat your customers.

BEEF To the addicts by the fountain. Clean up our town. This truly is Surrey by the Sea. Drugs everywhere.

BOUQUET To Neil of Miracle Ear for providing two hearing aids for my use when both of mine were sent for repair.

BEEF A Bellingham radio station advertises propane for $1.09 per gallon on weekends. I see red every time I see a delivery truck here.

BOUQUET to Dan from Nu-Star heating for being so determined to fix my problem, it works great now.

BEEF To the home support workers who rush mom around and ta​lk loudly like she can’t hear. Some who don’t really do much. Thinking that because she had a stroke ​and can’t speak as well as she used to she won’t notice.​

BOUQUET To the lovely ladies working in the office at public works. They are nice and helpful in every way possible.

BEEF To the person who left two bags of grass clippings at the Woodgrove Centre cardboard and paper recycle bins. How lazy can you get?

BOUQUET As a result of the snow in our area, we were one of the many accident-damaged car owners. ICBC recommended Trojan service on Shenton Road. Trojan personnel promptly estimated, found economical parts, and did an excellent repair job in an appreciated short time.

BEEF To the municipality for its disaster of new park equipment. You should leave the huge pile of dirt on the field – the kids play on it more than the new playground. No one is ever there anymore. You’ve certainly got an under-utilized park now.

BOUQUET To availability of professionally installed analog meters beside smart meters for true readings. Apologies to Christy and her corporate friends.

BEEF To the special needs caregiver who felt it was okay to steal from the dollar store. Nice example to set for your client that was with you, or do you steal from those in your care as well?

BOUQUET We were surprised at how helpful and economical we found National Car Rental for a moving truck. When the moving plans fell through, I was amazed at how considerate and helpful the National staff were – and never charged us a cent.

BEEF To those wishing to ‘own the night’ by pushing for overly bright LED lights along streets, proposed city walkways and homes. The circadian cycle of ecosystems delicate micro-organisms and humans is adversely affected. Ever been blinded by oncoming LED headlights?

BOUQUET To Woodgrove Centre which increased its on-loan scooter fleet. The support of those suffering from injury or life’s handicaps is much appreciated.Nanaimo’s other malls should follow that lead.

BEEF To Elections B.C. I voted in the advance poll, signed two pieces of ID in pen. Took my ballot, signed either a check mark or ‘x’ in your box of candidate of my choice in pencil. What could possibly go wrong?

BOUQUET To Clayton at Nanaimo Acupuncture for making such high quality care affordable for all.

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