The News Bulletin’s annual Beefs of the Year.

The News Bulletin’s annual Beefs of the Year.

Beefs of the Year 2021

Nanaimo News Bulletin presents the top 10 beefs submitted to our Beefs & Bouquets page this past year

The first Beefs & Bouquets of the new year is always bouquets only, as per tradition, but before then, we’re serving up one more helping of beefs: our annual Beefs of the Year.

For even more beefs, check out our Beefs & Bouquets archives at this link, or if you’re on Twitter, please consider following our Beefs & Bouquets account @BeefsBouquets.

Thanks to all who contributed beefs and bouquets this past year, and to all readers.

#10

To the driver playing video games on his phone at the stoplight.

Beef to the driver in a blue VW hatchback playing video games on his phone at the Rutherford and Uplands lights.

Beef to the driver in a blue VW hatchback playing video games on his phone at the Rutherford and Uplands lights.

#9

To the guy who said I was the type to take on road trips and not build a life with.

Beef to the guy who said I was the type to take on road trips and not build a life with.

Beef to the guy who said I was the type to take on road trips and not build a life with.

#8

A man toppled out of his wheelchair. I was shocked as numerous people casually walked by and ignored him.

Beef. I noticed a man who had apparently toppled out of his wheelchair and was lying on Boundary Avenue near the hospital’s emergency department. I was shocked as numerous people casually walked by and ignored him. Thank you to the kind gentleman and others who did stop to offer help.

Beef. I noticed a man who had apparently toppled out of his wheelchair and was lying on Boundary Avenue near the hospital’s emergency department. I was shocked as numerous people casually walked by and ignored him. Thank you to the kind gentleman and others who did stop to offer help.

#7

How could you do what you did to your sister?

Beef. How could you do what you did to your sister? What you have done will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace, but inevitably you won’t, Karma is not your friend.

Beef. How could you do what you did to your sister? What you have done will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace, but inevitably you won’t, Karma is not your friend.

#6

Is Mexican seven-layer dip, perfect for parties, appropriate during a pandemic? I think not.

Beef to the grocery store deli selling a Mexican seven-layer dip with a label that reads ‘perfect for parties and get-togethers.’ Is this appropriate during a pandemic? I think not.

Beef to the grocery store deli selling a Mexican seven-layer dip with a label that reads ‘perfect for parties and get-togethers.’ Is this appropriate during a pandemic? I think not.

#5

To the driver who honked her horn angrily at a group of daycare children and shouted at them to “get out of the road.”

Beef to the driver who honked her horn angrily at a group of daycare children who were walking at the side of the road with their daycare provider on a dead-end street. You scared the children and shouted at them to “get out of the road.”

Beef to the driver who honked her horn angrily at a group of daycare children who were walking at the side of the road with their daycare provider on a dead-end street. You scared the children and shouted at them to “get out of the road.”

#4

Feel sorry for the young people who don’t know the canned spaghetti good times.

Beef to the top brand name of canned spaghetti. Opened it up and half full of noodles. Sauce was like water. Absolutely no taste. Very disappointed. Feel sorry for the young people who don’t know the good times.

Beef to the top brand name of canned spaghetti. Opened it up and half full of noodles. Sauce was like water. Absolutely no taste. Very disappointed. Feel sorry for the young people who don’t know the good times.

#3

To the person who threw an egg at my dad. What is wrong with you?

Beef to the person in a yellowish wood-panelled GMC who threw an egg at my dad while he was biking home at night. What is wrong with you?

Beef to the person in a yellowish wood-panelled GMC who threw an egg at my dad while he was biking home at night. What is wrong with you?

#2

I was told five cents for a bag. The cashier said she couldn’t use my debit card for such a small order. Then she just walked away.

Beef to the bakery. After buying a dozen cookies and two pieces of cake I paid for with my debit card, I asked for a bag to carry it as I was walking with two young kids and had to hold their hands. I was told five cents. I didn’t have change so I gave back my debit card. She said “I can’t use that for a small order.” I said I don’t have any change. Then she just walked away.

Beef to the bakery. After buying a dozen cookies and two pieces of cake I paid for with my debit card, I asked for a bag to carry it as I was walking with two young kids and had to hold their hands. I was told five cents. I didn’t have change so I gave back my debit card. She said “I can’t use that for a small order.” I said I don’t have any change. Then she just walked away.

#1

I told her that that was really unsanitary.

Beef to the woman at the supermarket who was measuring out bulk spices pinch by pinch with her bare hands. I told her that that was really unsanitary and she studiously ignored me.

Beef to the woman at the supermarket who was measuring out bulk spices pinch by pinch with her bare hands. I told her that that was really unsanitary and she studiously ignored me.

READ ALSO: Beefs of the Year 2020

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