BOUQUET To the coaches with Friday Nite Basketball. They volunteer every Friday evening and they make it a fun time for many.
BEEF To Tom Mulcair for copying Stephen Harper’s interview table format in his own television ads. Is this how he plans to govern Canada by copying the prime minister? Canada needs a leader with his own vision, not a copy-cat.
BOUQUET To the two kind gentlemen who helped me up after I fell at Java Expressions in Beban Plaza. To Dee and the other who were concerned.
BEEF The seats and seating arrangement on the ferries are terrible. You either slide off or the arm rests are too low. That is why people stay in their cars or the eating area.
BOUQUET To Slegg Lumber for raising funds to support Bayview and Park Avenue elementary schools at its annual golf tournament.
BEEF To airport security. A 71 year-old recipient of a knee replacement was treated like a terrorist. You detained a harmless senior while those who mean us harm could have been allowed freedom.
BOUQUET To Gaydene for the unlimited supply of white rabbits. Thanks for being the most wonderful colleague.
BEEF To cable TV. Too many channels, sports has at least 10 channels. Takes far too long to try to find what you like. Too expensive. Most of what you do not want to see, you have to pay for.
BOUQUET To Bosley’s on Bowen Road who didn’t have the harness for which I was looking for my old dog. They called Oliver’s Pet Store to see if they had one and sent me there.
BEEF To parents who can’t or won’t look after their kids in restaurants. Twice last week we moved tables to get away from their crying, whining, bratty kids. Go to McDonald’s already.
BOUQUET To everyone who collects pull tabs for the medical office assistants. Eighty dollars has been sent to Zajac Ranch for Children.
BEEF To all the dog owners who walk their big dogs up and down Glen Oaks Drive and don’t pick up after them. Gives dogs a bad name but really it’s the bad owners.
BOUQUET To Clara for coaching the Nanaimo table tennis players. Your kindness and smile warms up our hearts.
BEEF To the car and truck rental agency. When asked for a rate, kindly include everything next time. You’ve lost a customer for good because you misled me about the total cost.
BOUQUET To Dr. Lazzarotto and staff at Petroglyph Animal Hospital for everything you did for our cat Keasha. Special thanks to Shiloh for picking me up from work so I could say my final goodbyes.
BEEF To parks and rec for closing down child minding at Oliver Woods. I can no longer attend my bootcamp fitness class nor can I get a refund for the child-minding punch card I purchased.
BOUQUET To my grandpa Robin. You are the world’s best grandpa. I cherish you. I love you to the moon and back. Love always, Mackenzie.
BEEF To dog owners walking their dogs off leash at the waterfront during Thanksgiving. You can read and are not stupid, you are just disrespectful of the bylaws and other people’s right to peaceful enjoyment of public places.
BOUQUET To the store manager at Woodgrove Save-On-Foods who helped push my cart while I wrangled my temper tantruming toddler. You were so understanding and kind.
BEEF To the wolf person who dresses in wolves’ clothing.
BOUQUET To the young lady who stopped on Lancewood Avenue in Lantzville to check on the welfare of an elderly dog. Your compassion was heartwarming.
BEEF To the chefs who pile everything on top of the potatoes. I don’t want my asparagus coated in mashed potatoes and meat drippings or my fries drenched in coleslaw and barbecue sauce from the ribs.
BOUQUET To the new owner of Panago Pizza on Fourth Street. We were given the wrong order by mistake. They quickly delivered a replacement pizza after apologizing. The following day the owner called to offer his apologies and a credit on our next order.
BOUQUET To all those who have voted or who are planning to vote in the federal election.
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