Nice to be nice

Saturday, August 17, 2019

To the little gym that could (and the girls who work there)

Posted By on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 11:32 AM

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What a relief when you came back, after two long weeks. You've created a safe space for myself and so many others, and I want you to know: I see you. I see the love that you all foster here, and am so grateful that I get to be apart of it. Being in a public space and feeling completely at ease wasn't apart of my normal before I came here. Can't wait to see you tomorrow.
—Your Sappy Sister
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Around the sun

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:18 PM

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Today, a three-year-old showed me the Spiders! exhibit at the museum. This evening, I showed him how to make rainbows with a garden hose. Yesterday, we shared pie at the backyard picnic table and invited every neighbour passing by to join us. Tomorrow, I will continue to love and to be loved. I have found family all around me. So I will wear gifted pink earrings, eat ginger-lemon ice cream and pet all the local cats, and I recommend that anyone feeling a little lost and a lot little do the same.
—Ginger Is The Spice Of Life
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Apologies for the sad tip

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:38 AM

I've always tipped well for every service in Halifax because I know what it's like out here in the hospitality industry—but my hanger got the best of me at a certain pizza place on Saturday, where I angrily put in a $0 tip because my pickup order had been delayed for an hour due to a glitch in the online order. You didn't deserve that. I'll return for more 'za soon and, this time, leave and doubly good tip. —Hangry, now regretful, gal
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Monday, July 15, 2019

All smiles despite the heat

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM

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I'd like to give a shout out to everyone working this past week in customer service and food service who rocked their jobs in this sweltering weather! I see you! You're all working so hard and still manage to be so pleasant, air conditioner or not, and I appreciate that.
PS: Don't forget to tip minimum-wage earners!
Sweaty backs unite!
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Monday, July 8, 2019

A credit to humanity

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Thank you, "Susan in Halifax," for finding and reporting my credit card lost! You saved me from quite the hassle! I hope some good karma comes your way! —WK
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thank you for being a considerate toddler owner

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM

I was in the movie theatre with you the other day, me and about a hundred other people all excited to see how the Avengers ended (no spoilers). Your kid was making a lot of noise during one of Iron Man's most important post-fight scenes in the movie, but after about a minute of not being able to quiet your little one, you removed him/her from the theatre. The whole theatre heard the wee human's 'Mama no!' in protest of being evicted. I'm sorry you probably missed part if not all of the end, but thank you for being considerate of everybody else, and I hope you get an opportunity to catch up on the movie.
- Theatre Go-er
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Random acts of kindness

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Shout out to the woman who paid for the groceries of the man in line behind her without telling him. He was in disbelief when I told him and it made both our days. Warms my heart to see there are people doing things like this!
—The cashier
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I forgive you, ketchup pack thrower

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Little did you and your friend in the black utility sport vehicle know that after you threw a ketchup pack at me, there was a red light awaiting you 200m away. Thanks for agreeing to roll down your window so I could ask you calmly, "Why did you throw it? Did I do something wrong?". The light turned green before I could say "I forgive you for not being able to admit to my face you threw it and I forgive you for throwing it in the first place."
—Calm and forgiving cyclist
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Nice drivers

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

As a bike rider I could fill a year's worth of issues of The Coast with Bitches about car drivers in Halifax. Instead I will submit a love to the very nice drivers this morning at Almon and Isleville who both stopped to let me cross Almon on my bike, even though I was fully stopped as per the stop sign, and allowing them the right of way they had. Thanks drivers, that was a nice thing to do. —Bike Commuter


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paying it forward

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Great story...I had a customer purchase a gift card the other day. She immediately gave it back to me and said, "Put that towards the next persons bill." You, my dear have restored my faith in humanity. The older lady who was next in line will never forget your kindness, I promise. I told her there were still good people in this world and she agreed. —My Faith In Humanity


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Silver or lead or love for humanity

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

To the guy who looked like he could rip my head off, yet was kind, and serving food at a homeless shelter. Your voice like Hal from Space Odyssey also amused me. You could totally also be in a Tim Burton movie. #Propsallaround


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Listening UP

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Big UP to all y'all who have the patience, kindness and wisdom to let another finish their thought before assuming, judging and interrupting…You rock more than you may know and you make our human world a better place. —Your fellow citizen





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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nova Scotia Harmony

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Let’s hear it for politicians who try to create harmony rather than discord and who believe in trying to build a better Nova Scotia by bringing people together and treating them in a polite and respectful way. —I believe in harmony





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Friday, May 5, 2017

Muffin man to the rescue!

Posted By on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM


Endured waiting room hell on Friday at the hospital...both my Mom and I were getting cranky and tired. Saw you leave and thought you had given up...but lo and behold you returned and offered everyone sitting there a nice big muffin and butter! Thanks...you staved off a case of "office rage." Will "pass it forward" next opportunity I get! —Loved the Muffins




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Friday, February 10, 2017

I pack your groceries

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM

I ask if you want them packed in a certain way, you tell me and I do it. Or I pack as if I have to carry them across town in a bus. A small thing, but most of you really appreciate it and tell me so: thanks! Mine is not a glamorous job, or particularly well-paid, but enough of you voice your appreciation to give me some small sense of "job well-done" that I can handle to everyday monotony. Thank you to all of those that tell me "way to go.” —Double-bagger of heavy stuff


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