Hey Nanaimo, We could all be a little more kinder to each other, no?

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 2

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

BOUQUET Thank you to the kind person who turned in my purse to the customer service desk at Woodgrove Centre. I honestly can’t thank you enough.

BEEF To the lady in the white sport-utility vehicle making faces and flipping me off when using your phone while operating a motor vehicle proves just how childish you really are. A menace to society. It’s people like you who we read about in the paper for causing accidents.

BOUQUET To Wellington Garage. Thank you so much for working extra time to help me with my marine mechanical problem. People like you make Nanaimo a great place to live. Another business told me to go away and do it myself.

BEEF To those who think it’s OK to speed and pass into oncoming traffic, through the school zone on Metral Drive. Beef to the police and city for never putting up radar and ignoring all complaints.

BOUQUET To Dancar Mechanical Ltd. for coming to install our new round toilet. It was done quickly and done right. To Lawrence from Home Depot. You spent time with us, answered our questions and were very helpful as we shopped for the best toilet to meet our needs. You sure know the products. Home Depot is lucky to have you on staff.

BEEF To the beefer regarding speed bumps on Ross Road. Love them. Wish they had them on Vanderneuk Road.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo’s swim teams, new younger swimmers, and their coaches who attend the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre pool. They are a pleasure to see looking so fit and happy about their chosen sport. Parents, this community and Canada should feel very proud of them.

BEEF To the driver of a Mitsubishi vehicle who crashed into our retaining wall on Lost Lake Road, then, fled the scene, leaving elderly seniors with the bill. For shame. Take responsibility.

BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo for clearly marking the tripping hazards on the Westwood Lake trail prior to the elementary school Terry Fox Run.

BEEF To the people that speed through Bayview school zone and rip down View Street both ways. If you’re smart, Victoria Road is the shortcut.

BOUQUET Thank you to the pharmacists at the Central Drugs Dufferin location. I was upset and worried about the cost of diabetic insulin supplies. You went over and above contacting my doctor to make sure I was getting the most cost-effective method.

BEEF To the hooligans walking up and down Guthrie Avenue late at night. Some of us have to work in the morning. Your swearing and the disrespectful behaviour is bound to get you arrested one of these days.

BOUQUET Much thanks to the awesome customer service from Heather in the chief steward’s office. I left mom’s car keys at home in Vancouver and she is in a wheelchair and I’m her driver. Heather helped me with all the right connections. In our Salish language we say ‘hychka!’

BEEF It’s a disgrace to our government that some seniors have to struggle for the basics in life. Decent housing, healthy food and affordable meals.

BOUQUET To Nick at Bowen Tim Hortons. You have ‘in training’ on your badge but you gave the best service we’ve ever had. I’m sure you will succeed in life with your awesome attitude.

BEEF To homeowners who leave unsecured ladders on their property. You are just inviting thieves to break into your house or your neighbour’s.

BOUQUET To all real estate agents who offer their clients information about important aspects of properties they are considering, such as cell phone service availability (or lack thereof). A beef to those who do not disclose this information to their clients.

BEEF Hey Nanaimo, We could all be a little more kinder to each other, no?

BOUQUET A special heart felt thank you to VI Tree Services for rescuing my cat from a tall tree. The two men who came to her rescue were great and got her down and safely in my house. I cannot thank you enough.

BEEF To the beefer who posted about Albertans going back to Alberta to purchase vehicle insurance. I am not sure that is correct. I moved here from Alberta and my insurance cost remained the same. Albertans who live here contribute to the local economy and I doubt they return to Alberta to purchase vehicle insurance.

BOUQUET To whoever put up the garbage bags along Stewart Ave for the ferry traffic and locals to have a place to put garbage. A beef to those same people who never removed them and now there is stinky garbage and broken garbage bags along the street.

BEEF To the driver in a tan SUV who sped up to run the orange light last Friday on Hammond Bay Road at Turner. I was in the intersection waiting to turn left. You were way back and had plenty of time to stop but instead chose to gun it and run the light.

BOUQUET To my lovely generous friends who supported my Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Event. Thank you so much!

BEEF To whoever slashed my tires on my car. It cost me in money and emotional distress.

BOUQUET Recently I was approached by some students at Woodgrove Centre. They were from Forest Park school. At first I thought they were going to solicit me, but they handed me a treat bag and wished me a happy Thanksgiving. You made my day.

BEEF To the beefer who thinks wearing and displaying political propaganda for Trump on a golf course in Nanaimo is a basic human right, you are totally wrong. Besides being absolutely terrible golf etiquette, many find that Trump’s misogynistic, racist, race-baiting, bullying and divisive tendencies are offensive.

BOUQUET To the city for listening to my concerns about the feces on the stairs between Cavan and Hecate streets when I contacted them for getting back to me with solutions quickly.

BEEF To the people in the Latimer/Mallard/Duggan Road area who thought Halloween started early and blasted the area with firecrackers. Halloween is on Oct. 31. That means my dogs had five nights of absolute terror to get through rather than just one. Please stop doing this.

BOUQUET To the people who banged on my door last Saturday to tell me my chimney was on fire. In my panic to get extinguishers and ladder I didn’t have a chance to thank you properly. If you are driving by please stop again so that I can.

BEEF To the city for zoning a safe injection site and a new hotel one block apart.

BOUQUET To the nurses, aides, volunteers and staff at the NRGH psych unit who tirelessly and compassionately cared for E.D. suffering from dementia for the last six months. Your efforts were appreciated every day and we can never thank you enough.

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com.

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