Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 22

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BOUQUET To Kelly at Canadian Tire who helped my 86-year-old mother after she had an embarrassing accident in the public washroom. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.

BEEF To emergency room staff. I should be able to say you treated me and helped me with compassion. You refused to examine me, were brutal, dismissive and disrespectful.

BOUQUET To the very nice lady at Superstore who graciously paid for my groceries after I lost my wallet in the store. I will pay it forward.

BEEF To some people who are bullying and abusing me. Shame for your dirty character.

BOUQUET To the husband and wife team of Rainbow Appliances who repair, sell and deliver reconditioned appliances. On the same day they removed the old machine and installed a new one.

BEEF To all the people who continue to text, speed and drive like they own the road through the 30 km/h school zone on Metral Drive.

BOUQUET To a beautiful, lovely reporter Chris Bush at the News Bulletin. Thank you for a very good article on Aug. 18.

BEEF To all of the political parties that choose to use attack ads as a way of gaining popularity. Aren’t you supposed to be against bullying, not engaging in it?

BOUQUET To a lovely lady Nada at Save-On-Foods Country Club. She is always very diligent to help customers.

BEEF To the pot-smoking residents who smell up the Hawthorne neighbourhood with their horrible cannabis stench nightly. We can’t have our windows open or even enjoy a nightly stroll because of the skunky odours.

BOUQUET To Ted, very nice and decent man at customer service at Home Hardware. Thank you for your knowledge and help for your customers.

BEEF To customers who whine about paying five cents for a bag. If you don’t want to pay, bring your own bag. It really is that simple.

BOUQUET To the great people of the Well Pub for their incredible work each year to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

BEEF To people who need a pat on the back because they voted. It’s your civic duty.

BOUQUET To the computer guys at Staples. Once again they helped the sisters with patience and friendliness.

BEEF To whoever decided to have voting at Forest Park Elementary School. Even if you put the chaos of all the kids aside, it could be a safety issue for the children, especially the younger ones.

BOUQUET To everyone involved in the new Habitat for Humanity housing project on Extension Road.

BEEF To the consignment store that tried to make me the villain when I asked for some accountability over what was sold at what price. To use your children as an excuse as to why you run the business the way you do is wrong.

BOUQUET To Tracy, mid-Island coordinator for Tour de Rock, for her awesome unfailing enthusiasm on this campaign.

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