Start the weekend off with a few hugs

There's more than nough hugs to go around in Nelson this week.

HUGS: Hugs to the man who asked a local coffee shop to switch from Styrofoam to-go bowls to paper ones. While I completely agree with you on that, I’d like to applaud the fact that you brought your suggestion to the manager. A lot people complain bitterly about store policies and prices to people who have no control over it. Its nice to see someone actually make a positive suggestion and to the right people. Wishing more people would follow suit.

HUGS: To the teacher and group of young students that crossed the highway with “Pitch-In” garbage bags flying behind them on Friday. It was great to see educational leadership for such a simple gesture that improves the community and hopefully instills positive and life-long values in our little people. I don’t know where you were going but the students all looked happy and some boys were enthusiastically picking up garbage on the video store corner as soon as they crossed the street.

HUGS: To the city workers who helped my Dad onto his feet on Chatham Street and got him safely home about a month ago… SLUGS: To me for not thanking you sooner!

SLUGS: Are you serious about praising dogs running off leash in Uphill? We have recently seen a pack (three) of dogs chasing a terrified deer down Ward Street at 8 a.m. Saw the same pack tear through our backyard — a labour-of-love food garden — and run into the next garden. Get a grip! Owning dogs is a responsibility, not a right!

HUGS: Big hugs to the slug writer who asked motorcyclists to get attention with something other than their modified, loud exhausts.

SLUGS: To any member of law enforcement that do not enforce the laws that apply to loud motorcycle exhaust.

SLUGS: To the man in a green car with long blond ratty hair who yelled at me from behind. FYI, I was allowing someone to back up out of a parking stall on Vernon at Hall. The man leaving his parking spot had his backup lights on…I slowed down to allow him to exit. It is the considerate thing to do, right? I proceeded into the left lane to turn left. Mr. Messy Hair turned right without stopping and bellowed at me swearing that I was taking up the entire road. If you are in such a hurry, leave a few minutes early. What could be so urgent for you to be yelling obscenities out your window? Maybe you had to hurry to the store to buy yourself a comb.

HUGS: I would love to send a bundle of hugs to the two kind gentlemen at Taghum Beach last week that gave me a lesson on shooting a bow-and-arrow. I managed to almost hit the target.

HUGS: To the sunshine! After long months of winter, it’s time to get out and enjoy the fun of spring. Take off those snow tires, clean the gravel and dirt off your vehicles and get ready to enjoy all the great (summer) recreational opportunities Nelson has to offer.

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.

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