Beefs & Bouquets, May 27

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Do you have someone to thank, or a peeve to get off your chest? Send it to or drop it off in mailbox out front of Gazette office.

BOUQUET & BEEF: A bouquet of roses fired from a t-shirt cannon at the others who didn’t say thank you.

My mother is part of a “fairy gifts” type group on Facebook, and one person came forward asking who was an essential worker. My mother contacted them, and they asked my mom for her shirt size and address.

A few days later a gorgeous shirt from Republic of Vancouver Island arrived and my mom was absolutely thrilled. She immediately emailed the company to thank them, only to find out that of over 60 shirts this local company sent out, my mom was the second person to take the time to thank them.

This small company spent a lot of time and money getting these little thank you gifts out to quite a lot of people and it just broke my heart to hear what happened. So a huge bouquet to the folks at Republic of Vancouver Island for making my mom’s day. You deserve better.

BOUQUET: Thank you to all the wonderful people at the Gazette, I have been reading the Gazette for years. So many great articles and helpful information about COVID-19. BIG BOUQUETS to all of you… Thank you!

BEEF: A big beef to the construction workers who ignore the 7 a.m. start time to wake nearby residents with their sawing, hammering and dropping planks of wood.

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BEEF: To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, you just keep dropping the ball, from the economy to COVID-19.

BEEF: To those joggers who use sidewalks forcing pedestrians to move off onto roadways due to their vigorous breathing that can leave a vapour trail of up to 32 to 62 feet behind them, according to latest research studies on computer models. Please be considerate of walkers.

BOUQUET: Just want to say “well done” to the lady in a white Mazda(?) car who stopped her car before the VMP overpass to help the visually impaired person stranded in the middle. Well done!

BEEF: During a much needed run to the Canadian Superstore, I found more than 10 to 15 disposable gloves scattered on the ground and in shopping carts. What’s wrong with people? Instead of finding a few seconds to drop them into the garbage can or just take them off and bring them home, you just toss them on the ground like litter! Come on people!

BOUQUET: I would like to thank Steve and John from Coca Cola for bringing a skid of water to the housekeepers at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Reader of the Nanaimo News Bulletin Beefs and Bouquets)

BEEF: To my neighbour whose marijuana smoking odour is so strong, it comes into my daughter’s bedroom window.

BOUQUET: To a great guy, Frank H., who will be dearly missed by all. He was a great friend and a great DJ. Rest in peace. (Reader of the Nanaimo News Bulletin Beefs and Bouquets)

Gazette staff reserve the right to edit all submissions, and discard Beefs deemed to be libelous or mean-spirited. Please keep submissions within 150 words. Although the post will be anonymous, include a contact name and phone number, because there’s a draw every week for a gift card. This week’s winner is Tim from Colwood. We’ll contact you as well.

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