Hugs edge out slugs 6-5 this week

It was a close call but positive remarks came out on top in Nelson.

HUGS: To everyone who volunteered for all the great community events last month. So much going on and the weather was beautiful! Lots of fun for kids and adults.

SLUGS: To the grey haired “entrepreneur” who walked into our store and took it upon herself to “consult” two male tourists about a certainproduct. As a result, the two men walked out, before any staff had a chance to talk to them. I don’t know what you said, but this is not your store and not your place to consult and give your own brand of knowledge. — Miffed

SLUGS: To the person who took my son’s angel. I was hoping you would restore your karma and place the angel back where it belonged, but instead you decided to smash it into tiny pieces under the bridge. I have never been so disgusted with humans as I am now. Shame of you whoever you are. — Disgusted

HUGS: Hugs to the person(s) who removed the rock on the trail behind the RCMP station.  You made the trail much safer and enjoyable. — Happy Cyclist

HUGS: My husband I were in your lovely town in mid-August to ride the railway beds between Winlaw and South Slocan and between Salmo and Nelson. We couldn’t have done it with out the help of one of your local shops who put us in touch with one of your citizens. He shuttled us to the beginning of our cycles and picked us up! All for a modest cost! Although we had never met him before, we trusted him with our vehicle. And we got to learn lots about Nelson’s colourful history as he drove us around.

SLUGS: To the lady who hit the dog with her small white car, and then kept driving. It happened at 7:55 a.m. on August 29. She tried to swerve but connected with its rear end. She then left the poor dog bleeding on the road.

HUGS: To the poor dog who just seemed in shock with a slight gash and proceeded to run off after a bit of comforting. Hitting a dog, however unfortunate, is understandable but leaving that dog in the rear view was utterly inhumane of you.

HUGS: To the person or persons who left some old ski poles at the Gibson Lake parking lot for people to use on their hike to Kokanee Glacier. We forgot ours at home and those poles made our hike pleasant.

HUGS: Huge hugs to the young men who helped my husband pick me up after I fell on Baker Street. My bruised ego prevented me from thanking you at the time. Huge thank you.

SLUGS: To the person dumping cardboard next to the Blewett bus shelter. I saw you do it. Cardboard is recyclable for free. Blewett is not a dump site. Clean up your mess.

SLUGS: To the resident who called the by-law officer on the trailers being parked on the proper side of the street. There are so many other options to park trailers in this hilly city!

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.