Bouquet to the writer thanking their neighbourhood watch. Unlike the households in Departure Bay who blatantly violate my rights, including trespassing, throwing glass shards, nails under tires, eavesdropping, use of spy cameras, throwing pork chop bones puncturing dog’s stomach lining, lying to SPCA, and sexual harassment. I still don’t care to know most of your names. Single ladies, you’re not alone. We have class and uphold our moral ground.

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 31

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BOUQUET To the Co-op in Nanaimo, thank you for the lovely dinner put on by the company for all your patrons. The food was excellent and the staff were great.

BEEF To the person who uses a latex glove to pick up their dogs pop, ties off the top, and throws it away further down the road when they think nobody’s looking.

BOUQUET Many thanks to stranger Steve who helped me with a car problem. He mentioned that he was kind because his parents had raised him well.

BEEF To the old guy driving the red Lincoln MKZ who refused to let in my car when I was zipper merging because the highway narrowed to one lane. Everyone else was taking turns in order to keep traffic flowing except this ignorant driver.

BOUQUET To Ingrid at Superstore. When the tills were down she was quick thinking and got us through as fast as she could via the customer service till.

BEEF For the drivers with upside-down stickers on the back of their vehicles. If you do not know the orientation of Vancouver Island, you quite possibly are not an Islander and should not promote yourself as one.

BOUQUET To the lifeguard Kordell at Kin Pool who saved the young girl. You are a true hero. You cannot be thanked enough.

BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for not trimming branches at intersections. There are trees blocking motorists from seeing everything from skateboarders to scooters.

BOUQUET Thank you to the City of Nanaimo parks and recreation Bowen activity centre for supporting the seniors’ Thursday night dance. It has become a very special occasion for many seniors who do not otherwise get out.

BEEF I don’t have many beefs, but the closure of the road on Rock City that is connected to Uplands is terrible. Now we have to go way out of the way to get to Uplands. A real waste of high-price gas.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who brought his dump truck in to Kal-Tire on Old Victoria Road. Thank you so much for paying my bill. It was an amazing surprise and I cannot express how much I appreciated it.

BEEF To the election. Since I was turned down at the last one, I won’t vote. I have voted since I was 19 and at 57 now, I couldn’t care less.

BOUQUET To the No. 40 bus driver who recognized me as a twice-a-year rider to the ferry, who got off his bus to come advise me on the best next combination of buses to get myself to the ferry. Very helpful.

BEEF To the city traffic engineers. Restore the left-turns and the Bowen and Dufferin intersection. It’s one of the busiest intersections on Bowen Road.

BOUQUET Thank you to John’s Bedrooms for their great products and excellent customer service. What a great place to shop local.

BEEF To the big hole downtown. It’s about time someone got this eyesore filled in to help Nanaimo get more beautiful.

BOUQUET To Wheels for Wellness and their volunteers. Without you, so many people would have problems going to and from medical appointments on the Island.

BEEF To the food companies that put so many additives into their products. Do we really need monodiglycerides, sodium melabisulphite, dipotassium phosphate, sodium acid, sodium nitrate, carrageenan, and worst of all, sodium caseinate in our bodies?

BOUQUET I would like to thank all the people on the Parkway who moved over for me when they all witnessed a potential accident about to happen, when a vehicle with Alberta plates decided to move into my lane without looking to see who was there. Had they not all been proactive I am not sure if I would be writing this. Thank you.

BEEF To the grocery store that raised the price of bacon bits 60 per cent between April and October. Seems like gouging to me.

BOUQUET Thank you Gilla for grooming my widowed sister’s cats for free, for setting up her new phones, and for starting her oil furnace up when four men could not figure it out. A friend when in need is a friend indeed. God bless you now and always.

BEEF To those people who think that finders-keepers is acceptable. It’s not. It’s stealing by finding.

BOUQUET A big high-five, hugs and purring to the firemen who went into our house after working in the sun for six hours with their gear on to save my cat when the crane fell on our building.

BEEF To the parks department for not weed-eating the seawall. Also for not taking down the overgrown blackberry bushes and the English ivy that is killing our beautiful trees in Maffeo Sutton Park. This park is neglected.

BOUQUET to the writer thanking their neighbourhood watch. Unlike the households in Departure Bay who blatantly violate my rights, including trespassing, throwing glass shards, nails under tires, eavesdropping, use of spy cameras, throwing pork chop bones puncturing dog’s stomach lining, lying to SPCA, and sexual harassment. I still don’t care to know most of your names. Single ladies, you’re not alone. We have class and uphold our moral ground.

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BEEF Since moving to Nanaimo a few months ago, I am finding it extremely difficult to find a doctor, even doctors at walk-in clinics are hard to see. Why can’t the doctor situation be remedied?

BOUQUET to Rob L., Shannon and John at Speedy Glass for replacing my mirror and fixing my wipers as a courtesy. Excellent customer service. Thank you.

BEEF To beefers who complain about seniors on pensions taking away jobs from who? The lazy, spoiled and outright over-indulged segment of society these days. Take a look at the ghetto in downtown Nanaimo and other areas. Seniors are one of the last groups who still have pride in an honest day’s work.

BOUQUET To Greg and the crew at Bulletproof Auto for last-minute service on my Datsun. I’m back now to make my next appointment. Thank you.

BEEF I went to a grocery store in a neighbouring town to shop. In one of the aisles, there was a sign saying ‘dog food, cat food, baby food.’ I was wondering why the store put baby food in the same category as pet food.

BOUQUET Gratitude to Tom at HandyDart. My wife phoned today and talked to Tom who was cheerful and friendly and efficient. She wanted to be on the same bus as her friends who live at another address. Tom figured it all out without making my wife feel silly for asking.

BEEF I was born here 90 years ago and am afraid to shop downtown. I was chased into the bank by a man yelling for money. Doorways have either someone begging or sleeping. Green spaces by the mall and the old firehall are full of homeless people with their possessions. Who is responsible?

BOUQUET To the VW van that helped me out so long ago. You came to my aid in 1973 on Jingle Pot Road, my father had an accident that claimed his life and I was the scared young teenager who flagged you down. I didn’t know who you all were but I have always wanted to thank you, I hope you get this message. Peace be with you.

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com.

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