Beef to the people who drove around a seriously injured man on Bowen Road the other night, shame on you. To the person who stole his backpack before the police and ambulance arrived, you are beyond contempt. What has happened to our society?

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 7

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BOUQUET A great big thank you to the City of Nanaimo workers who made our sidewalks accessible and safe to walk along at the south end of Haliburton. Much appreciated.

BEEF To the mayor and council for failing to learn from tent city a year ago and pointing fingers elsewhere, saying addictions treatment is a provincial responsibility. Fund what you can to be part of the solution.

BOUQUET To Ashton D. of V.I. Towing for the great job he did getting into my car, charging the battery and changing and pumping up the tire. Very fast and efficient; great price. All around polite and charming guy.

BEEF To the couple walking a lab and a poodle. I did not appreciate finding a dog package in my walker basket. There are places to deposit garbage. Use them.

BOUQUET To the lady in the white SUV at University Village Starbucks who paid for my coffee. What a lovely surprise; you really made my day. Thank you so very much.

BEEF To the ALC and the B.C. government for denying the Nanoose eatery. It’s obvious that they’re anti-business unless it suits them.

BOUQUET To the staff at the recycling centre. I had dropped some items off and while doing so my wedding band fell off. It was about a half hour before I noticed it missing and was able to get back to the facility. One staff member even headed into the cardboard crusher to see if it was there. A staff member had turned it in. I didn’t have any cash to offer at the time but I will be back to leave something and again express my appreciation.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for not funding five addiction treatment beds. These are for human beings, but the powers that be do not give a rat’s behind.

BOUQUET Really enjoyed the summer concerts in the parks, Old City Quarter and Fringe Festival. Thanks to the people who arranged them.

BEEF To the working girl on Douglas Avenue and buddy in the big white truck who almost flipped it, turning around in his eagerness to do his business transaction. Did you know that you backed into a yard where children had been playing minutes before?

BOUQUET To the school that puts positive affirmations on Lakeside Estate doors. This random act of kindness meant more than you know. Way to go.

BEEF To gambling and pot shops. We don’t need them.

BOUQUET To Mark, City of Nanaimo curbside pickup driver who is polite, friendly, conscientious and always smiling when working. Thank you from everyone on Athena Place.

BEEF To the beefer who complained about their morning commute through downtown. If you’re going to make a comment like that, you have to know what it’s like to be in their place. You don’t know what they’ve been through.

BOUQUET To the La-Z-Boy service centre near McCullough. I’d bought a recliner at a thrift store, there was something broken underneath and the handle was badly damaged. Took it to them and they fixed it plus gave me a brand-new handle. So appreciated on a very limited income.

BEEF To the people who drove around a seriously injured man on Bowen Road the other night, shame on you. To the person who stole his backpack before the police and ambulance arrived, you are beyond contempt. What has happened to our society?

BOUQUET A huge shout out to Quality Foods for their random selection of Business of the Week. They brought us two trays of sushi, a meat and cheese platter and a fruit tray. Wonderful for the staff to enjoy while getting through our extremely busy and big workload of a day. I knew there was a reason why I shop at Quality Foods – great community business.

BEEF To the beefer about stores that allow dogs. I wish that more stores did. Dogs are our family members that give us unconditional love and acceptance.

BOUQUET Thank you to Cody for bringing my husband home when he left the care home.

BEEF To medical practitioners who rigidly adhere to a colleague’s conclusion and refuse to consider any evidence obtained by a patient that might contravene that conclusion.

BOUQUET To the Wellington Library branch at Country Club Centre for friendly service.

BEEF To major fast-food outlets. Please, your staff serving and working with food must wear hairnets. Staff with long hair flicking their ponytails in the the french fry bins is gross.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Community Hospice. No words can describe how helpful you are.

BEEF To the neighbour who reneged on her agreement to split the cost on our fence after it was installed. Karma will come for you.

BOUQUET Well done Kyle and Mollie on your brand-new son. Great nan is very happy to hear. My 10th grand-baby, wow.

BEEF Why does the City of Nanaimo have a zoning bylaw for building height along Stewart Avenue and no bylaw on trees? We taxpayers bought our view property and are losing it to rapid growth of trees.

BOUQUET To Chris at Bulk Barn. You were the only one working in the store on a very busy day. You deserve five stars for your customer service, smile and heart of a lion. Great job!

BEEF To the charity pickup vehicle. Told they had a truck in the area on Wednesday. No show. Thursday, sorry. Saturday, no show. Unacceptable.

BOUQUET To Cody R. and his friend for stopping to help seniors Mary and Cathy at Nob Hill Park. They stayed and waited until the ambulance came. We need more people like Cody.

BEEF To bullies. Didn’t you ever learn it’s way easier to be good rather than bad and the outcome of being good is that usually the outcome is good.

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