Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets

Hospital “gettin’ some love”

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A NICE BOUQUET to the Quality Food Stores for the very good ads they have placed in the Comox Valley Record. They are so much easier for seniors and others to read, as they have more space between words, and also larger print to go with it. Most businesses put too much advertising into too little space and it makes it difficult to read.

BOUQUET OF THANKS to David at Nissan Car Wash, and the dealership, for this wonderful service. Not only did I get my car washed, but David also vacuumed. The old XTRail looked really spiffy, at least until the rain returned. I certainly appreciate this kindness.

BEEF TO A certain person in the Comox Valley who seems to think that offering counselling to abuse victims is something that you need no qualifications for. Do you know how dangerous this is? You have no credentials to offer this to anyone. If you truly want to help, please advise them to seek proper counselling by professionals. For those who are seeking help, please make sure you are careful about who you choose to help you. There are many wonderful services in the Valley to connect with.

A BUNCH OF roses to Eric of Eric’s Appliances in Courtenay. Knowing that a mother of three young boys needs to do a lot of laundry, he responded within hours to my call. He was so honest, he actually recommended replacing the unit rather than charging us to repair it (which we were prepared to do). He even searched for a used one for us. Thanks, Eric!

OUR NEW HOSPITAL is an impressive facility. After what seemed like a long wait to get a date for my surgery, I’m pleased to tell the community how pleasant my hospital experience was.

The genuinely friendly and courteous staff, from the registration desk to the admitting nurse and especially the post surgery nursing staff, were excellent. They simply couldn’t do enough for me to ensure my stay was as comfortable as possible. We’ve all heard rumours of our health system’s woes from time to time, I can say firsthand that everything seemed to be in complete order.

TO THE YOUNG Caucasian man with a beard, who was sitting in the back of a red pick-up that was driving down Lerwick Road, passing the intersection with Ryan Road, and who threw away a piece of trash towards a group of Southeastern Asian men, on Wednesday, Feb. 7 around 3:50 p.m. Shame on you. We witnessed your reprehensible act. Did you also know that there are traffic cameras at that intersection?

BRICK BATS TO the person who on Sunday, Feb. 11 went whizzing past me on their roller blades while I was walking on the Air Park pathway. I could not hear them and they gave me no warning such as “on your left.” That’s bad enough but he or she had a wee baby strapped to his or her back! Now, if I had suddenly turned to my left towards the river to see what was going on there this person would have knocked me over, they would have lost stride and fallen down and that wee baby might have been hurt also!

IF YOU ARE one to let your dog off leash in busy areas, please only do so if you are confident that your dog is harmless. I had my dog on a leash at Goose Spit one Sunday evening when a strange dog came up and bit my dog over his ribs. I and my dog stayed calm and the dog was called away by the owner shortly thereafter. The injury was minor — a raw spot about the size of a toonie. I have a large dog and my biggest concern is that a small dog or a child may not have fared so well. I do not have a beef with the owner and I know accidents happen. It’s just a word of caution.

WITH ALL THE worries about the new hospital, there are many positives too. I appreciate the free parking, the beautiful building, good signage, wonderful competent and all the cheerful staff in the heart/lung diagnostic area.

A BOUQUET TO proportional representation, a rose for the increased representation of women in governments that have adopted it, and a daffodil for the way it reduces gerrymandering.

TO THE INDIVIDUAL who wants businesses to lower their prices to acquire more customers. I suggest you purchase a small business or start one yourself, purchase the inventory, lower your prices to acquire more customers and live “solely” on the profits you make from it. Once you have done that for a year or two (you won’t last that long), then I’d like you to re-read your comments you had published in the Feb. 13, 2018 Beefs & Bouquets. You will definitely have a different story to tell.

I JUST WISH to remind everyone that Comox Valley community can take advantage of the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Mexico to enjoy the luxury all-inclusive vacations. My wife and I enjoyed the unique and magical warmth of the Hyatt Ziva from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. It provided us with more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet. First of all, the staff catered to every desire of every guest. I learned that they have been very well trained professionals. They served every guest very well. They did their best to make every guest happy.

MANY THANKS TO Christopher at Courtenay Appliance for the friendly, courteous service and the great deal on the range hood we just purchased. We’ll be back.

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