We know some News Bulletin readers pick up the paper and read the beefs before they read any news stories or scan any ads and flyers. And we’re OK with that. We love Beefs & Bouquets, too. The News Bulletin’s Beefs & Bouquets page has been a regular feature for nearly 30 years, and we get more submissions these days than we ever have.
With that, here are the Beefs of the Year for 2020:
To lazy, irresponsible children who didn’t ask to be born.
To the corner store that would not sell a package of cigarettes to a 55-year-old who didn’t have his ID with him.
To the rascals who heckled my elderly friends and I. We were trying to have a COVID-safe seniors speed-dating gathering.
An unruly anti-masker kicked me in my privates.
Bouquet to the person who sent in the beef about the rude couple. That couple would be my father and his girlfriend.
To the winner of the first annual Departure Bay adult-versus-child picnic table foot race.
To Halloween, a mockery of death and our beloved deceased.
11-year-old News Bulletin reader beefs about their troubles.
I understand that cutting in front of me in kickball is part of his journey.
To the woman who called the police and told them I was selling drugs. The bag contained two rainbow trout.
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