HUGS AND SLUGS: Heed the stop signs

A reader gets short with a cyclist who is lucky to be alive

Stop signs aren’t just a suggestion, complains one Nelson Star reader. File photo

Stop signs aren’t just a suggestion, complains one Nelson Star reader. File photo

HUGS: To all the care aides, nurses and support staff who regularly do 16-hour shifts for Interior Health, at great expense to their own health, for the wellbeing of long-term care residents. But SLUGS to the managers, comfortable in their circadian-rhythm-respecting full-time positions, who forget their manners for even a “please” or “thank you.”

SLUGS: To the person who came barrelling down the hill on her bicycle through the intersection without stopping at the stop sign. I did not have a stop sign. You are just lucky I could slam on the brakes and stop in time. Sit down for a minute and think about all the people you would have impacted and how your family and friends would feel if you were now dead. That could so easily have been the result.

HUGS: To the guys of the Rod and Gun Club for their warm hospitality and wonderful hamburgers at Cottonwood Lake on June 18. You warmed our hearts.

HUGS: To the two young men and waitress who came to my rescue on Monday, June 13 when I fell and landed on the ground outside Amanda’s. Thanks again so much. There’s kindness still out there!

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