BOUQUET To Sharon who volunteers for Thrifty’s Sendial program. You are always very helpful and friendly. Thank you very much from a grateful senior.
BEEF To the B.C. government for not using recorded lectures and lesson plans in all classrooms. Expect to be held hostage by the teachers’ union forever.
BOUQUET To NRGH doctors, nurses and support staff. Your kindness and dedication is greatly appreciated.
BEEF To the cab driver who tried to run me over while I was in the middle of the crosswalk on Church Street and to the cab company for knowing they have an aggressive driver and allowing him to continue to drive that way.
BOUQUET To the kind lady at Thrifty’s Foods at Longwood Station who bought my groceries when I forgot my wallet, I just wanted to let her know that I have now paid it forward.
BEEF To the person who put their baggy of dog poop in my recycling bin. Really? On top of needles, condoms, housing and daycare, do we need to start passing out brains?
BOUQUET To the kind staff and management of Lakeside Gardens and Memory Care Nanaimo for the great care they provided to my mother before her passing.
BEEF To the auto dealership. I backed into one of their vehicles. There was no damage to their vehicle but no pictures where taken by me. They made a false ICBC claim and lied in their statement to them. They are not honest people and I think the public should be aware of what happened.
BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo. Thank you so much for the new upgrades, traffic lights at Westwood Road and Jingle Pot. It has made life so much easier and safer.
BEEF To the beefer complaining about the plant-based meat movement. Cows and pigs actually are made from plants, but that is beside the point. Plant-based products are being made to help save the planet and animals.
BOUQUET To the supervisor and staff at the Tim Hortons on Uplands Drive who went above and beyond to google the problem and then fix my car when it broke down in the drive-thru. Thank you.
BEEF To the whiny sunbather at Pipers Lagoon.
BOUQUET Thank you to Dr. Luz Arbelaez and to the staff at NRGH. Every staff member that was treating me for my day surgery was kind, patient and professional. I am so grateful to each one of you.
BEEF Had to laugh at the beef complaining about the “plant-based meat-substitute movement” asking the question, “Have you ever seen a cow or a pig made out of a plant?” Well, yes, actually – they’re all made out of plants. That’s what makes humans different – we are made out of cows and pigs instead.
BOUQUET We would like to give a big bouquet to the lovely neighbours on Adby Road who put a cooler of drinks, fresh cookies and cakes out every day while our construction crew is digging up the road and creating an inconvenience for the people living in this area. It makes our day knowing there are people like this and shows especially the young workers on this crew what nice people there are in this neighbourhood and what community is all about.
BEEF to the City of Nanaimo. I really enjoy my morning commute through downtown to witness open drug use and people who are hallucinating and overdosing every day. You have ruined Nanaimo and I am ashamed to live here.
BOUQUET I would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at NRGH during my recent time there. In particular thank you to Isaiah in emergency, Abby, Mat and Linda on the first floor and Brandy and Brittany on the fourth floor.
BEEF To the person at the Nanaimo Casino who stole the money I forgot to remove from the slot machine I had been playing. I know it was partly my fault for leaving it there, but it was over $100 and you should have done the right thing. You are a bad person and you know who you are.
BOUQUET To my Dad for helping fix up our newly purchased home, which we’ve come to learn was previously owned by someone who liked to take shortcuts.
BEEF Recently there was a beef about men with nose and or ear hair which I assume came from a woman. However when I complained of the ubiquitous black stretch pants virtually all women wore until summer, crickets.
BOUQUET A huge thank you to Mike Hohn; owner of SRMT. Fabulous instruction and even better customer service. He went above and beyond my expectations.
BEEF To the lad who sings like a mating walrus on Prideaux Street morning and night. You need lessons; you’ve wrecked Joan Jett for me forever.
BOUQUET To the sponsors and artists who gave their time to create the new colourful murals at the Lantzville Boys and Girls Club. Beef to the club, which did not involve their youth in the design and painting of the murals. A missed opportunity to instil pride and ownership.
BEEF Car dealerships are charging exorbitant amounts for documentation. What costs are they incurring that requires the purchaser to pay nearly $600? This is just a cash grab for extra profit.
BOUQUET I would like to thank the people who were at accident scene on Meredith and Bowen roads. I didn’t have a chance to properly thank you all, especially the two witnesses. Also the lady who live on the corner. Thank you for your kindness. I’m thankful that no one was injured.
BEEF To the reader who calls plant-based eating height of PC insanity and asks if we have ever seen a cow made out of plants. Duh. Yes. That is what cows eat. Plants. Lots of plants.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Blues Society for once again outdoing yourself. What a great lineup and a well-done festival that makes Nanaimo stand out amongst the others. Special thanks to George as we look forward to seeing you every year. Can’t wait for next year’s festival in such a beautiful setting with the biggest dance floor.
BEEF To the beefer complaining about plant-based meat. The world is warming at rates we have never seen. Beef is horrible for the environment due to the greenhouse gases cattle produce. Plant-based options are much more environmentally friendly and use much less water. If you care about anyone who is going to live on this planet after you are gone, maybe have more of an open mind to planet-friendly foods.
BOUQUET Thank you Linda from AC Taxi administration. I called you regarding my boyfriend’s lost keys, and you called me back when they were found. Thank you for your wonderful customer service.
BEEF To whoever designed the new bit of Esplanade that runs between Crace Street to Front Street. It is so narrow with new curbs, bike lane etc.; it’s now an accident waiting to happen with all the big trucks and buses that travel along it.
BOUQUET The Keg is known for beef – they also deserve bouquets for exceptional, personal relationships. Last year my 90th celebration was outstanding. A simple 91st dinner reservation became a heart-warming event with flowers and cards from Tom and staff. They remembered.
BOUQUET To the staff at Fairway Market when I took a tumble. The only name I got was Randy. They were right there ensuring I was OK and not damaged. Special thanks to the lovely staff lady with the New Zealand accent and the shopper who identified herself as a first aider and reassured me.
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