Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 4

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BOUQUET To roads department at City of Nanaimo Public Works. E-mailed them on Thursday evening, Friday morning I got a response, Friday afternoon potholes were fixed.

BEEF To the big box stores that ask customers to donate to their back-to-school campaign yet give nothing themselves.

BOUQUET To those who came to my assistance when I did a faceplant in front of Burger King Wednesday. Your kindness and compassion was overwhelming.

BEEF If you claim to be a garage door expert, either learn something about your product or at least don’t blame clients for your own mistakes.

BOUQUET To Carol and Alex at the Jingle Pot beer store for their care and concern for safety of myself and others.

BEEF To the Taliban for trying to keep girls out of school. Right now in B.C. girls and boys are being kept out of school by their teachers’ strike.

BOUQUET To Leonard Krog for taking the time to listen about some of the issues. We hope your actions will get results.

BEEF To the gas bar employee. I avoid this store at all measures due to her horrible attitude and rude and uncalled for remarks, not only to myself but to other customers and even other staff.

BOUQUET To the people who moved the chairs at Symphony in the Park. People put their chairs up hours earlier and leave. This attitude is so arrogant.

BEEF How disgusting that the city leaves some bus shelters so filthy for those of us who have to wait in them. They need to be better maintained.

BOUQUET To the one who beefed about the black jujubes.

BEEF To neighbours who are inconsiderate by making excessive noise at all hours of the day, allowing screaming children and drunken parties and letting their dogs bark, knowing we are working people who need to sleep decent hours.

BOUQUET To the lady at Motion Specialities on Bowen Road who loaned me a wheelchair for the afternoon at no charge.

BOUQUET To the VIEX and everyone involved. It was bigger and better than ever. The concerts were tremendous. The Wild West show was disappointing but all else was great.

BOUQUET To my veterinarian, Brett Hayward, and his lovely staff at Nanaimo Veterinary Clinic. The staff was extremely supportive through a difficult loss, but, also equally supportive with my other fur babies, and are so genuine and caring with them.

BOUQUET To the ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star who make the cupcakes and cut and serve the cake. The ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star have been making and handing out their cupcakes for years in the Nanaimo community.

BOUQUET To the staff at Laird Wheaton GM for listening to my complaint about how they’d priced some minor service on my car. Impressed with the fairness with which the issue was settled, they’ve gained a new customer.

BOUQUET To the kind person who mailed my missing wallet back to me. Thanks for saving me a lot of grief and stress.

BOUQUET To Randy at Kal-Tire on Old Victoria Road for fixing my Model A tire at no charge.

BOUQUET To stores that ad match. With two small children and the high price of gas it is great to be able to get all of my shopping done in one place and still take advantage of other stores’ sale prices.

BOUQUET To my whole family for all their help during our move, including junk removal and dump runs. We couldn’t have done it without you guys. Not enough words to explain how thankful we are.

BOUQUET To Caroline at LilyBelle Locks in Country Club Centre for being kind and helpful during the difficult process of losing my hair.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo North Town Centre for its ‘Back 2 School’ event. The mall generously provided tote bags with grade-specific school supplies for every child in attendance. The snacks and goody bags were also very much appreciated.

BOUQUET To the wonderful person who returned my wallet at Woodgrove Save-On-Foods. My family and I thank you for your honesty and good gesture.

BOUQUET To Harvey, Daniel, Andrea and Jenn for completing the 21-kilometre run in the Lululemon Sea Wheeze race.

BOUQUET To the B.C. Ferries ‘angels’ who took me off the ferry in Nanaimo and delivered me in a wheelchair to my car in long-term parking, which proved much too far to walk.

BOUQUET My husband and I were involved in a car accident on Uplands Drive near Quality Foods. Thanks to the people who came to help immediately, especially the lady who supported my back while awaiting medical attention, as well as paramedics, firemen and police.

BOUQUET To Island Overhead Door which came within 20 minutes to repair our garage door which was stuck half-opened with the car inside. As a result, we kept a doctor’s appointment.

BOUQUET To the young fellow at Tuff City Motorsports who helped me with my tire problem, unlike the brush off I received from another business.

BOUQUET To Wayne, manager at Home Hardware, who went out of his way to measure our window to apply plexiglass for our much-needed air conditioner to make us more comfortable.

BOUQUET To Linda, our Welcome Wagon lady, who went the extra mile to make us feel welcome to Nanaimo. She answered all our questions with kindness and patience.

BOUQUET To the three adults who helped me while falling in blackberry bushes – twice. Your reward will be passed on to the Christmas kettles.

BOUQUET to my lovely wife, Jenn, of 12 years. You grow more beautiful every day.

BOUQUET To Kevin and the crew at Pacific Rim Cycle. Courteous, prompt repairs at manageable prices.

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