Hugs and Slugs: It’s a tie!

Hugs for the snow! Slugs for theft, littering, this paper.

Some Nelson residents are in the mood to throw slugs.

SLUGS: to the Nelson councillors that consistently block any attempts to regulate panhandlers and are also against allocating more funds to our police, thereby preventing them from adding staff to handle the extra work caused by the panhandlers that you seem to want to settle in Nelson. Your irrational inconsistencies will be remembered next time I vote.

SLUGS: to motorists that cut me off as I go down hill. I’m going very fast and I don’t have a three thousand dollar bike with disc brakes. If you’re in that big of a hurry, please give yourself more time to commute.

HUGS: to the kind gentleman who helped me up when I fell at Amanda’s. Chivalry is not dead.

SLUGS: to the Svoboda Road lovers for their litterbuggery. When walking the rail trail last week, I noticed something odd in a pile of bear dirt. After fishing at it with my walking pole I realized the object, that I thought was a plastic baggie, was a condom. How awful! You should know condoms are bad for a bear’s complexion and are of little nutritional value. From now on—when in the throes, please don’t throw the prophylactic out the window. They could end up lodged in a bear’s digestive system.

SLUGS: to the person or persons who felt the need to break into the Scout Hall this past week stealing tents and camping supplies. Over the years these kids have all worked so hard to raise funds and now will have to do it all again to replace the equipment you so recklessly decided was of more value to you. Add in the cost of repairs to the hall and you are easily this years biggest Slug(s).

HUGS: to the wonderful people choosing to get around by their own two feet. But please remember if you are wearing dark clothing at night and step out into a crosswalk or any unlit crossing, us oafs driving around have a really hard time seeing you, especially with all this rain. Please be make sure the driver has seen you before you cross. I would feel really terrible if I hurt you or got a slug for almost hitting you. Much love.

HUGS: to the thoughtful guy who picked up my iPhone and kept it safe while I tracked it down. It’s awful that we are so connected to our phones but I had an hour of stress which you relieved for me in the end.

SLUGS: to the local paper that will not commit to real restaurant reviews. Criticism helps improve a restaurant. Treating them all as winners does nothing to improve the bland quality at some establishments. Report news/opinions or just continue to mollify your advertisers?

HUGS: For the snow!

HUGS: Thanks to those who are supporting families in need this season.

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