Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 31

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BOUQUET To the kind lady in the Pharmasave parking lot with the jumper cables. She helped us get our van started.

BEEF To the grocery store for making your sales people pester the shoppers to try and sell them a credit card. It’s bad enough that I have to avoid your saleswoman every time I shop at the store, now you are making them accost us while we are pumping gas in the freezing cold.

BOUQUET To Robert for helping me with my wall telephone. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

BEEF To the person who was so self-righteously horrified by the sight of dirty pants in the store. Do an honest, hard day’s work – you might wind up with dirty pants too.

BOUQUET To Diana’s Garden Centre for the wonderful knowledge-based personal service they have given to customers over the years, including contributions to non-profit groups.

BEEF Never mind the Colliery dams in an earthquake – large areas of Nanaimo are riddled with mine shafts and tunnels.   How dangerous and life threatening do you think these collapsing shafts and tunnels would be in an earthquake?

BOUQUET To Eli at NCID for coming back from vacation and fixing the chlorine problem in our water.

BEEF to the challenger for poaching our crab traps earlier this month at Duke Point. You ruined our lovely day on the boat.

BOUQUET My family and I wish to acknowledge a shining star at NRGH. Chris was one of our mother’s nurses on first floor and we all recognized how devoted he is to his profession and made us all feel like he really cared what happened to our mom and did his best to try to solve the puzzle before him.

BEEF To those who protest gentrification. If you’re opposed to wealth, beautification, cleanliness, politesse and civility then it stands to reason that you’re in favour of the opposite.

BOUQUET To Justin and Tara for hosting FHL all year.

BOUQUET To our neighbour Daphne E. and to her neighbour Ken B. for being there for us when David had his accident. Good people, good friends. Also, many thanks to the Cranberry Fire Department, paramedics, and emergency staff at NRGH.

BOUQUET A huge bouquet to Estelle, one of our many volunteers in the  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257, for the beautiful Afghans donated to the sick and visiting committee for delivery to members in hospitals or those sick at home. Also, for the baby blankets for young mothers in need.

BOUQUET To the kind soul who found my hearing aid in the Costco parking lot and turned it in to the office. My deepest thanks for your thoughtfulness.

BOUQUET To those dog owners in Cedar By the Sea who have taken the time to train their dogs to be good neighbours. Some of us have moved to the country to enjoy the peace and quiet.

BOUQUET To Budget Glass for great customer service, promptness, and reasonable prices. They fixed our window screen and it looks great.

BOUQUET To all those at the Superstore pharmacy. You’ve all been so kind to me. Lorraine, Jovanna, and especially Marie, for recently taking the precious calico kitty I was trying to find a good home for.

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