HUGS: To the lady who pulled my buddy out of the water in the dog park. You’ve made a lot of his poker buddies and the casino very happy. What was he thinking? This is a polar bear swim? Thank you very much. You’re a saint!
HUGS: To Daddy X 3! You stepped up and truly represent what it means to be a father!
HUGS: To the coordinators of Slopes for Hope! It was a rough day but your efforts made it enjoyable!
SLUGS: To all the people around Nelson who push their “green philosophies” on people. I’m sorry I drive a lifted pick up, I’m sorry I will never go vegetarian or vegan, I’m sorry I don’t have a problem cutting down a tree or having a bon fire. You live your life your own way and I’ll live mine my way. — Nelson Redneck
SLUGS: To the woman I saw at the entrance of the grocery store. You grabbed a handful of grapes as you walked out the door with no intention of buying them. It is disgusting that you have the nerve to think the grocery store is your personal buffet. Whenever you grab a little taster from the fruit section, or from the bulk section you are essentially stealing and who wants you filthy hands on their food before we buy them?
SLUGS: To the government for charging $45 for TB testing.
SLUGS: To the people who drive excessively fast on Blewett Road. The speed limit is there for a reason. There are foggy and slippery conditions, blind driveways, houses close to the road, children/people walking, no shoulder, bus stops, school buses, pets, wildlife, bike riders, other drivers etc. Also, don’t yell at the person you almost hit while speeding around that corner. Some people should not have drivers licences.
HUGS: Hearty hugs to the younger man who paid for lunch for three little older ladies last Saturday. We didn’t know him and he doesn’t know us but we will definitely pay it forward!
SLUGS: To all misinformed local hockey fans who consider themselves as “expert analysts.” You are basing your criticisms on second-hand incorrect assumptions and rumours and not on facts. The team has had an injury-filled season. The coaches have had to make difficult decisions based on many factors; such as, age, size, experience, character, health and fairness to all. You show your ignorance by phoning coaches at their homes.
HUGS: To the kind and thoughtful man who stopped and helped our entire family after we overturned our car on the side of the highway. With such care and concern you drove us to Cranbrook and made sure we were safe and taken care of. You showed such compassion and we cannot thank you enough!
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