This week's Hugs & Slugs offerings from the Nelson area
HUGS. To whoever makes the baked goodie for the greeting table at St. Saviours Pantry. The treats are second to none and very much appreciated. Thanks.
Hugs. To all the Nelson taxi drivers who were so helpful and patient with a temporarily handicapped senior passenger.
Hugs. To a local business owner for his superior and gracious repair of several items.
- Enlightened in her Chair
SLUGS. To Shombie Zombies and other such enthusiasts who think it’s okay to steal from local businesses just to make your experience that much cheaper. Toilet paper, trays, garbage bags, whatever. We still have to pay for them. It’s inconsiderate and really downplays the festival. Also, forcing your filthy smell and undesired “music” on the public does not help the image either. The least you could do is clean up after yourselves when you leave.
Hugs. To the wonderful crew on the Osprey who dealt so professionally with a medical emergency, from their first aid expertise to calling the ambulances and going as fast as possible to get back to Nelson. A big thank you to you all.
HUGS. Huge hugs to a true gentleman who offered his arm to an elderly lady as she stumbled on Stanley Street. In my haste to get her home I neglected to offer you a ride home, for that I am truly sorry. Thanks to you, chivalry is alive and well and living in Nelson.
SLUGS. To the few people that feel they have power priorities over the thousands of people out on the North Shore and the dangerous power lines lying all over the ground. Also how do you think the power company knows if your power is off? How long did you wait before you called in? I guess you are one of the few that want smart meters so you don’t have to make a phone call? Get serious, think before you slam the guys that worked all night to get the power on. We are all hydro customers not just the taxpayers.
Slugs. To those who make lawn mowing an all weekend on and off affair. Get it done and turn it off.
SLUG. To the person who felt the need to leave a note on my green subaru telling me that torturing my dog is illegal. My husky chinook is the most spoiled dog in the whole town. They know her by name at the dog park, rails to trails and Dairy Queen. I left my dog in the car with windows down for five minutes while I went into Safeway to grab a cooked chicken. We had just been on a hour walk in the dog park where she had been swimming in the cold water as well as sharing an ice cream at Dairy Queen. She was not tied up. She has a dog bed in the back as well as bones and toys to chew on for the five mintues I am away. If your life is so boring as to leave notes on very spoiled dogs’ cars then I feel sorry for you.
Slugs. To the Nelson city police for having three officers come out of bushes at 10 p.m. up at Gyro lookout. My friend and I were enjoying the view of Nelson and the only ones there. They were intimating and it was weird. Why do we need so many police officers.
Hugs. For the amazing support we received from our community and well beyond. The kindness of neighbours and strangers alike truly touched us. Thanks to everyone for the help to find our missing wee girl. Sometimes it takes a village, and we are so very fortunate to have one.
SLUGS. Big slugs to the freak(s) that set some some garbage on fire in a back alley, right beside the gas meter. You could have endangered the lives of a lot of people in the building, if it wasn’t for the fast response of the Nelson Fire Rescue.
Hugs. To the Remedy’s Pharmacy for being willing and able to facilitate uncommon treatments for uncommon ailments. How fortunate we are to have the sophistication of a compounding pharmacy in Nelson. Thanks for going above and beyond, and for the lovely un-drugstore-like environment you provide.
- A Happy Customer