This weeks showering of hugs and slugs
Slugs. To under-paying employers, $9/hr. is not a wage, it’s an embarrassment. Also, slugs to over-charging landlords. The $9/hr. job doesn’t even cover rent and bills, let alone food. Thanks from the many homeless people.
HUGS. To the man that accidentally ran over our dog, on the lake road by the forestry building. One moment he was right beside us the next he was lying on the ground. Your genuine compassion and pain touched our hearts we never had a chance to say thank-you for your help as we were in shock. Sadly he died on his way to the vet.
Hugs. To Dr. Malpass at the hospital for being such an amazingly caring, intelligent, and thoughtful physician. You are invaluable to this community!
SLUGS. In last Friday’s paper there was an article on “The Many Faces of Homelessness”... and a story of a Nelson woman and her baby who found themselves homeless due to a number of circumstances, most beyond their control. Next to this column was the weekly “Hugs n’ Slugs” and a slug sent out to “whoever dinged and scratched my car... the cute HHR” (I presume an HHR is a car?). Don’t get me wrong, I am totally for coming clean and facing up to our mistakes, especially when it involves somebody else or their property. What I have problems with is that the “dingee” had already paid $3,000 for cosmetic surgery on the car... and was contemplating paying more for the current mark on the cute little (black) HHR. So, on the left side of the newspaper, we have a young family that has no place to live; and on the right side of the paper, we have a machine about to receive over $3,000 work so it “looks” good. So my slug is to all of us. Next time we contemplate spending money to look good, we should stop and reflect. Think about where we could spend the money to make things better for people.
SLUGS. To those who are unable to participate in two-way dialogue. If you listen to what is actually said you might learn a little something. You don’t have to always agree, but you should always listen. Perhaps then people will treat you with the respect you think you deserve.
HUGS. Big hugs to all those thoughtful drivers who don’t cut corners on Highway 3A, allowing runners and cyclists to run and bike merrily on their way!
Hugs. To my fabulous boss. You are an inspiration. Thank you for your kindness and consideration.