Beef to all those people who spit in public. It is disgusting and in most cities it is forbidden; it is put in the same category as public urination and/or defecation. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 7

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BOUQUET The dealer-generated window sticker had me overdue for an oil change. Stopped by the Great Canadian Oil Change at Country Club Centre where I was warmly greeted by Nathan. Alexander declared that the oil was good for another few months. They checked all fluids and ensured that all tires were correctly inflated. My cost: a high-five.

BEEF To the person who beefed that “Donald Trump seems to not do anything wrong.” According to the liberals in the U.S. and Canadian news outlets, it would appear that he has never done anything right. Perhaps they should consider that he still beat their candidate badly regardless of the non-stop shilling for her.

BOUQUET To property owners who are doing their part to conserve water by allowing their lawns to turn yellow. Yellow is the new colour of environmental accountability.

BEEF To all those people who spit in public. It is disgusting and in most cities it is forbidden; it is put in the same category as public urination and/or defecation. There is also a health hazard if the person has TB or some other lung disease.

BOUQUET To Chakalakas (formerly the Omega) for the fantastic dinner for our family reunion, Staff and management did an excellent job on looking after the older family, included entertainment, Sunday brunch the best, especially eggs benny.

BEEF What difference does it make what a person wears to check you in for surgery, as long as it’s clean and you’re checked in on time?

BOUQUET Ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay: first car on, first car off. Coming back: first car on, first car off. This has to be a record.

BEEF To people who think that it’s funny to let their yappy dogs bark unchecked early in the mornings. Not everyone wants to get up that early every day of the week. Please get your dog some training.

BOUQUET To the two kind and caring animal control officers who responded to the call of a fawn being hit by a vehicle on Hammond Bay Road. Tragically, she was mortally wounded and the officers were so professional about caring for the fawn, and sensitive about my emotional upset.

BEEF To the credit card company for categorizing my monthly bus pass purchase at a B.C. lottery kiosk as a cash advance. I will never purchase transit passes at any lottery outlets.

BOUQUET To the family in the NRGH emergency department who alerted the doctor and got my husband a blanket when he went into medical distress. A beef to the nurse who told me she was busy and to sit down after I told her my husband had stopped responding to me.

BEEF To the baker at the farmers market that shows up wearing a grubby and torn T-shirt. Are you grubby when you make bread too?

BOUQUET To the city for removing the graffiti in our area in a timely manner. Thank you.

BEEF Come on, Nanaimo city council. Don’t you have a budget to deal with graffiti? Not all of it is above ground but that’s no excuse for letting it get worse and worse month after month. I’m referring to the underpass at Northfield and Boundary.

BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo for installing all the bike lanes around the city. Only one beef: I can’t use them. They are full of gravel, broken glass, nails, etc.

BEEF To customers who came back two years later, one year after the warranty is up, demanding service, especially after we have already gone over and above to make you happy.

BOUQUET To the lovely young woman who came to my assistance after I slipped in some water and fell in the grocery store last week. Beef to the customer at the water filling station for not bringing your spill to the attention of staff at the store.

BEEF Why do hunters need semiautomatic rifles? Why is a store selling semiautomatic guns designed for war? They should not be able to sell them in Canada.

BOUQUET Great customer service from Wayne at AC Taxi. Thank you for your help.

BEEF To a local car dealership for not allowing my brother-in-law to return the car he purchased within an hour of buying it. He had his licence revoked two days later due to medical issues which we had told you about. Now we have to take a huge loss when we sell it.

BOUQUET To our city arborist and V.I. Tree Service. Efficient men who removed dead tops from dying alder leaning over children’s play area in Queen Elizabeth Park avoiding possible disaster.

BOUQUET To Brandi at Umai Sushi. My first time dining there and had a lovely dinner. Brandi was so lovely pleasant, kind and really went out of her way to make our dinner fantastic.

BOUQUET To the amazing, caring and compassionate staff of the emergency and fifth floor of NRGH during my father’s brief time there. A special shout out to Dr. Brown for her great listening skills.

BOUQUET Big thanks to Quality Foods for the wonderful fireworks. Always appreciated.

BOUQUET To the person who is delivering my News Bulletin right to my door. I was heading downtown on Tuesdays and Thursdays to hopefully get a copy from the stand in the mall, but now all of that has changed.

BOUQUET To the special lady in the big truck and son Ethan for personally delivering my wallet I carelessly left in a grocery cart. Hope you liked the freezies!

BOUQUET To Stella at Subway on Metral Drive. She’s always so friendly and seeing her bright smile when we go in for lunch is always a pleasure and a highlight of the day.

BOUQUET To the B.C. premier’s humane vision connecting dots to block Kinder Morgan. Alberta oil via Kinder Morgan to Burnaby via tankers on B.C. coastlines to China to North Korea equals missiles. North Korea imports 90 per cent of its energy from China.

BOUQUET To our neighbours John and Karen. We appreciate everything you do for us.

BOUQUET To the flagger with blonde braids working on Rutherford Road. She always has a brilliant smile and waves to everyone. I had been dreading the two months of construction on my daily commute, but she has things moving along smoothly and safely.

BOUQUET To my neighbour Beverly for supporting me at my garage sale. The fact that you didn’t have anything in the sale, but stayed the whole time was awesome – and it was your birthday, too.

BOUQUET to our family for helping us. A special thank you to Jeff, Bev and Bonnie.

BOUQUET To Lana at Benjamin Moore Paint for brilliantly matching a colour for my outdoor furniture; your company owner should be proud of the work you do.

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