HUGS and SLUGS: People get plenty of praise

More than twice as many hugs than slugs this week.

HUGS: Big warm hugs to our community of Kaslo for braving the raw, biting cold and supporting our minor hockey fundraiser during the festivities of Light Up. Heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed.

 

HUGS: Giant, grateful hugs to all of those people in the community that donated to the blanket drive for the local emergency shelter.

 

HUGS: Hugs to the very thoughtful, kind person in accounting for coming up with the idea to provide Coffee Cards for the local emergency shelter. More hugs go to Mary, a local business owner, for supporting the idea and running with it! You are both angels.

 

HUGS: Big hugs to the professional, amazing, awesome women who feel the need to say “I’m sorry!  but…” before making their point, often continually!  Please don’t feel the need to apologize — just say it.

 

HUGS: Hugs to the local cafe for its continuing donations of beautiful cakes to the hospital auxiliary bake sale raffles. We love your wonderful generosity and we thank you. It is people like you who make Nelson such a wonderful place to live.

 

HUGS: A big hug to my angel colleague who rescued me from dealing with a flat tire at work. A big hug, also, to the local tire shop that fixed the tire and changed it over for me, even though they were closing. It was very much appreciated and I will be sure to “pay it forward.”

 

SLUGS: Huge, icy slugs to those drivers who park in handicapped spots at Nelson’s mall.  Yes, it’s very cold.  Yes, you’re only going to be there a minute or two and yes, you are more important than anyone else. Mall management does not enforce handicapped parking because they don’t want to discourage people who may go somewhere else from shopping at the mall. On Saturday, December 7, every handicapped spot was filled but more than half of them did not have a SPARC decal. On the same day there were at least 10 handicapped vehicles parked elsewhere. It’s time to give your head a shake.

 

SLUGS: Slugs to the inconsiderate, grumpy Nelson insurance agency that refused to acknowledge that they had Incorrectly registered my trailer, then further refused to correct it for me. Train your agents properly. Also HUGS to the other Nelson insurance agency that so quickly did correct that same registration error. Happily and with smiling faces I might add! My deepest appreciation!

 

SLUGS: Slugs to all those people who use salt and chemicals to melt ice and snow on their sidewalks.  Salt and chemicals burn the feet of dogs who share the sidewalk with us. Salt and chemicals are harmful to all pets’ digestive systems when they lick their feet to clean them after being outside. If you are too lazy to shovel your walk either consider hiring someone to do it for you or use sand for traction in place of salt/chemicals.

 

HUGS: A huge hug to the family that made all the residents at Jubilee Manor handmade Christmas aprons.  What a thoughtful hardworking family.

 

If you have a Hug or a Slug… we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar.com with your short quips, compliments or complaints. Keep it tasteful and anonymous — no names of individuals or businesses, please. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.