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 taxi driver. You have major road rage. I was doing 50 on Hammond Bay Road; you were yelling out your window, flipping me the bird, honking on your horn, and tailgating.
BOUQUET To the beefer who didn’t like people sending bouquets to businesses that are just doing what they are supposed to do. We hope this bouquet makes you feel better about life in general.
BEEF I was fired from a hardware store. The owner has lost count of employees he has fired with no warnings, what a sick human being to enjoy firing staff.
BOUQUET To the brave people who care enough for the endangered bee population to allow the clover and dandelions to grow and bloom. Bees are essential to crops and I sure do love honey.
BEEF To the stores that do not pick up our calls; we are customers too. It takes too long or you never bother to answer – so frustrating. Please don’t ignore.
BOUQUET To Quality Foods for sponsoring the amazing fireworks display as part of this year’s Bathtub Weekend. Thanks so much.
BEEF To the ‘no dogs allowed’ on fields bylaw when the deer and geese cause a lot more damage and feces then my dog ever would chasing a ball, especially since I pick up after him.
BOUQUET Thank you District of Lantzville and councillors for our lovely new footpath and accompanying green berm. What a difference it makes!
BEEF To the person who found money forgotten in the bank machine and took it instead of turning it in.
BOUQUET Many thanks to my thoughtful friend and neighbour Beth for picking up a Bulletin for me and delivering it to my doorstep ever since we have been without a carrier.
BEEF To those with face piercings, tattoos and flip flops who applied for the receptionist position at a professional office. You only have one chance to make a good first impression and these items just don’t.
BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Beacon – your stories and the responses brighten our day.
BEEF To those who raced and swerved through Lantzville Foothills marsh area in your big trucks and massacred countless frogs hopping their way across the road just after the rain had started. Looks like you made sure you got as many as you could while you sped by.
BOUQUET To the lovely staff at Brooks Landing Dental. Thank you for listening to my needs and making my appointment as comfortable as possible. Was more like going to the spa.
BEEF To the dog walkers on Vista View Crescent. Please refrain from letting your dogs defecate and urinate on the boulevard that goes around our strata. It costs a lot of money to maintain this city property, which the strata pays for. Dog urine burns the grass making unsightly brown spots.
BOUQUET To Michial at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. He assisted confused grandparents who had taken their grandson to the wrong pool location. Our grandson was allowed to partake of the lesson even though we were at the wrong pool. With assistance and friendliness, our grandson enjoyed his first swimming lesson.
BEEF To the inconsiderate man in reflective construction worker vest speeding in a blue car through the Toys R Us parking lot at Woodgrove. My two-year-old was scared and you are going to seriously hurt someone if you keep driving like that.
BOUQUET To the friendly and courteous staff at Galaxy Cinema who always help their customers with a smile.
BEEF There was glass on the Parkway merge to Aulds Road for a month.
BOUQUET My sister and I went to city hall after a bylaw enforcement officer advised us we were in contravention of the city bylaws for having an unpermitted container on the property. City hall staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful. I would like to thank all of them, including the mayor, who was parking while we were and asked if he could help.
BEEF Each day I encounter person driving on the centre line while I attempt to avoid hitting them. Why someone would want to get that close to another vehicle is beyond comprehension.
BOUQUET We are so very thankful for our B.C./Canada health-care system. We carry on with our daily lives with the comforting knowledge that if a medical problem arises, we have easy access to a first-rate system staffed by a huge team of dedicated, caring, professional people to take care of us. I was amazed at the sequence of rapid attention I received at the Medical Arts Clinic and I cannot speak too highly of the rapid care and attention I received at the NRGH emergency room.
BEEF To the lady at the next table in the fast food restaurant. That long, loud wet belch was pretty impressive.
BOUQUET To the group of people I came across on the E&N Walkway who were picking up the garbage to take away for no reason other than wanting to clean it up, and a big beef to the lazy people who leave it there.
BEEF When is the city going to do something about all these people on the street who want money. Doesn’t matter where in this town you go, there is someone asking for money. When is it ever going to end?
BOUQUET I purchased an uplift chair at Centric Health Home Medical. The service was fantastic. Especially Kathy. The delivery was even earlier than planned.
BOUQUET I tripped over tree roots and fell at Westwood Lake. Many thanks to those super nice people who stopped to help. Also, very many thanks to the lovely hospital nurse who went out of her way to go and get first aid supplies and then professionally attended to me.
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