Beef to the man in the red car at Neck Point Park. You accused me of ‘stealing’ seaweed. Please refer to the government of B.C.’s aquatic plant harvesting and personal use regulations.

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 11

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BOUQUET To Amy D. working at the Coastal Community Credit Union downtown for taking so much time to help a customer with limited English. She had some extra time and it was not busy, so she got down to work and helped the man set up direct payments from his account and made phone calls to ensure that his account was in order.

BEEF To the people who parked on the hill to the parkway to watch the Snowbirds. You’re asking for an accident.

BOUQUET To Brian in the service department of Nanaimo Nissan. Your professionalism in helping to replace the battery in my vehicle fob was very much appreciated.

BEEF To the federal government for continuing to fund the Snowbirds and the RCMP Musical Ride. The Ministry of National Defence should use some money to provide sleeping bags for our soldiers and the Mounties should get off their high horses and mount a campaign to catch more crooks.

BOUQUET To the paramedics, the emergency department and to the staff and doctors caring for our mother on sixth floor. We are appreciative for her care and for the compassion given to us in her last hours. Thank you.

BEEF Shame on the people in the audience who felt it necessary to boo the RCMP contingent from Quebec at the Musical Ride in Parksville.

BOUQUET To Lantzville councillors Neary, Swain, Colclough and Geselbracht for their positive approach and for retaining their focus over the last three years on the community wishes as expressed in the official community plan, even though the council atmosphere was at times negative.

BEEF To the gym. You claim to be a non-judgmental gym but you’re consistently judging other gyms. By doing so you’re nothing but a hypocrite. And in all honestly without them you would never have had a job or a place to train.

BOUQUET To the young man who at 7 a.m. aimed his oversized super soaker out his window and gave the neighbour and his dog a good morning wash for constantly thinking it’s OK to defecate on his property. I especially loved the, “Sorry was just watering my grass, didn’t realize you were [defecating] on my lawn without permission.” You made my day, month, possibly even year with that. I’m off to Toys R Us after work today to get me one of those.

BEEF To the young ladies who dumped their garbage daily in the parking lot at Serauxman Stadium. You must have graduated as the lot is now clear of your garbage. Hopefully you will learn responsibility in your adult years.

BOUQUET Thank you to all the new candidates running for mayor and city council. Nanaimo needs new ideas and a fresh start but let’s not forget the voting, tax-paying public, not the tent city people should be your highest priority.

BEEF To the north-end restaurant that allows their waitresses to drag their long hair across the food; we will not return until they have their hair up just like the kitchen staff has to.

BOUQUET To the polite woman who I helped fix her car then followed her to the shop to make sure she got there, you’re very welcome and I appreciate the beer or cookies. You can contact me through the Bulletin.

BEEF To the BMW driver who was profanely yelling out of his car window at the scene of a serious accident on Hammond Bay Road and Calinda Street. The accident just happened. Emergency response had been called but not yet arrived. I was stunned to see dozens of vehicles speed around the scene of this accident in the intersection.

BOUQUET Thanks to the fantastic new artistry on Wallace Street of the bees and hummingbirds. I enjoy each time I go by. Great work.

BEEF To the city recycling truck driver who looks for any reason possible to not take our new recycling bin, (three times in a row) and to the city for not taking our complaints seriously when we called in.

BOUQUET To a nice woman named Diana who gave me her contest ticket in line at OPA in Woodgrove Centre. I didn’t get a contest ticket and she gave me hers. Many thanks!

BEEF To rude employees in coffee shops that yell hello when moving the queue forward. I was standing in line waiting and did not see new line open up. Instead of a polite excuse me I got a bellowing hello and then was roughly handed my coffee.

BOUQUET To McDonald’s for their good coffee, courtesy and hospitality in Nanaimo. Their service to all ages is first class and within today’s affordability – high class supermarkets take note.

BEEF To City of Nanaimo, province, and the judge that can’t make a simple decision to stop this disaster Nanaimo has been enduring for months now. Every other city has finalized and kicked illegal campers out in no time at all. But no, not Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To my dear husband D.K.S., I love you and I am so proud of you. Happy 40th birthday.

BEEF To the pharmacy that cares more about shiny floors than customers. Rain equals wet floors and slippery conditions. As was the case when I walked in and slipped, almost breaking my back. Not a blink or word from any employee, but a big bouquet to the gentle voice behind me who asked “are you OK?” Thank you.

BOUQUET We would like to express our thanks to Royal Paving. They paved our driveway and broke up the old cement without disturbing anything. Great crew!

BEEF To the man in the red car at Neck Point Park. You accused me of ‘stealing’ seaweed. Please refer to the government of B.C.’s aquatic plant harvesting and personal use regulations. According to their website, and to the person with whom I spoke, collecting amounts of 100 kilograms or less for personal use is allowed.

BOUQUET To the woman at Milano’s who greatly surprised my husband and I when the server told us this person had picked up our tab in honour of her daughter’s 17th birthday. Thank you. Many happy years to you and your daughter.

BEEF I see smokers dropping live butts and not caring about what they might cause. Are they not aware of the fires this summer where a big percentage were caused by humans? I am an ex-smoker but never littered butts. Please be responsible and not have others pay for your carelessness. This could be a front-page article, maybe with red flames pictured beside it.

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