Beefs and bouquets

Beef to the driver of the blue SUV that cut me off on Mary Ellen Drive, then pulled a U-turn in front of traffic to chase me and my girlfriend down the highway. What an exciting road rager you are.

Beefs & Bouquets, March 17

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  • Mar 17, 2021
Beef to the driver of the blue SUV that cut me off on Mary Ellen Drive, then pulled a U-turn in front of traffic to chase me and my girlfriend down the highway. What an exciting road rager you are.
Beef to the driver in a blue VW hatchback playing video games on his phone at the Rutherford and Uplands lights.

Beefs & Bouquets, March 10

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  • Mar 10, 2021
Beef to the driver in a blue VW hatchback playing video games on his phone at the Rutherford and Uplands lights.
Beef to the woman walking two dogs that attacked my two small chihuahua dogs along Estevan Road. I was dragged down the embankment with my dogs. All three of us were pinned against the fence by your dogs with no escape route. Your dogs were on retractable leashes that were not appropriate for their size and weight and you had no control over them at all.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 24

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  • Feb 24, 2021
Beef to the woman walking two dogs that attacked my two small chihuahua dogs along Estevan Road. I was dragged down the embankment with my dogs. All three of us were pinned against the fence by your dogs with no escape route. Your dogs were on retractable leashes that were not appropriate for their size and weight and you had no control over them at all.
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.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 17

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  • Feb 17, 2021
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 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.”

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 10

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  • Feb 10, 2021
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 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.

Beefs & Bouquets, Feb. 3

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  • Feb 3, 2021
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 person in the little car who tailgates me with high beams along Kilpatrick and Jingle Pot in the morning and lays on the horn when I turn left onto East Wellington. If following the speed limit is not going to get you where you are going on time please do not take it out on me. May I suggest you leave a bit sooner.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 27

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  • Jan 27, 2021
Beef to the person in the little car who tailgates me with high beams along Kilpatrick and Jingle Pot in the morning and lays on the horn when I turn left onto East Wellington. If following the speed limit is not going to get you where you are going on time please do not take it out on me. May I suggest you leave a bit sooner.
Beef of the Week: Shame on the Chinese restaurant that uses peanuts instead of almonds on their almond chicken. This is not right.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 20

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  • Jan 20, 2021
Beef of the Week: Shame on the Chinese restaurant that uses peanuts instead of almonds on their almond chicken. This is not right.
Beef to my neighbour who likes to decorate his yard with garbage. In his front yard he has a toilet bowl.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 13

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  • Jan 13, 2021
Beef to my neighbour who likes to decorate his yard with garbage. In his front yard he has a toilet bowl.
Bouquet to News Bulletin readers. We’re keeping with tradition and publishing only bouquets on the first Beefs & Bouquets page of the year. Happy new year!

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 6

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  • Jan 6, 2021
Bouquet to News Bulletin readers. We’re keeping with tradition and publishing only bouquets on the first Beefs & Bouquets page of the year. Happy new year!
Beefs of the Year 2020.

Beefs of the Year 2020

The best beefs and bouquets submitted to the Nanaimo News Bulletin last year

Beefs of the Year 2020.
Beef to the driver of the black truck who pulled up beside us as we were walking on Hammond Bay Road. You proceeded to yell at us and we have no idea what that was about or do you make a habit of yelling at seniors as they’re out walking?

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 30

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  • Dec 30, 2020
Beef to the driver of the black truck who pulled up beside us as we were walking on Hammond Bay Road. You proceeded to yell at us and we have no idea what that was about or do you make a habit of yelling at seniors as they’re out walking?
Beef to the rascals at Bowen Park who heckled my elderly friends and I. We were trying to have a COVID-safe seniors speed-dating gathering and your noisy ruckus and loud horsing off scared off many participants.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 23

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  • Dec 23, 2020
Beef to the rascals at Bowen Park who heckled my elderly friends and I. We were trying to have a COVID-safe seniors speed-dating gathering and your noisy ruckus and loud horsing off scared off many participants.
Bouquet to the boy in my gym class trying to work on his patience skills. I understand that cutting in front of me in kickball is part of his journey and I wish him the best.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 16

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  • Dec 16, 2020
Bouquet to the boy in my gym class trying to work on his patience skills. I understand that cutting in front of me in kickball is part of his journey and I wish him the best.
Beef to the auto service centre and its mechanics for telling me to get my husband to drive my new car after I made many complaints about the brakes squealing. I don’t have a husband but I did help build and I drove stock cars for many years.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 9

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  • Dec 9, 2020
Beef to the auto service centre and its mechanics for telling me to get my husband to drive my new car after I made many complaints about the brakes squealing. I don’t have a husband but I did help build and I drove stock cars for many years.
Beef to the business at the mall that told me I had to provide personal information for COVID tracing. After assuring me I would not receive marketing e-mails, they proceeded to send me e-mails promoting their business.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 2

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  • Dec 2, 2020
Beef to the business at the mall that told me I had to provide personal information for COVID tracing. After assuring me I would not receive marketing e-mails, they proceeded to send me e-mails promoting their business.
Beef to Halloween, a celebration of death, weapons, blood and murder. Halloween is a mockery of death and our beloved deceased. Why do we celebrate it?

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 25

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  • Nov 25, 2020
Beef to Halloween, a celebration of death, weapons, blood and murder. Halloween is a mockery of death and our beloved deceased. Why do we celebrate it?
Why were passengers without masks allowed on the ferry in the first place? If B.C. Ferries had enforced its own rules the altercations and delays could have been avoided.

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 18

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  • Nov 18, 2020
Why were passengers without masks allowed on the ferry in the first place? If B.C. Ferries had enforced its own rules the altercations and delays could have been avoided.
Bouquet of the Week: I live in the blue ‘95 Chevy Astro van with the bike on the back. I’m not a thief or a criminal. I have inabilities to function with people and I can’t find a place to rent. People are harassing me because they think I robbed them. I just want to tell the good people of Nanaimo that I didn’t rob you.

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 11

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  • Nov 11, 2020
Bouquet of the Week: I live in the blue ‘95 Chevy Astro van with the bike on the back. I’m not a thief or a criminal. I have inabilities to function with people and I can’t find a place to rent. People are harassing me because they think I robbed them. I just want to tell the good people of Nanaimo that I didn’t rob you.
Beef to the rude lady at the gas station who was shouting and cussing at the senior to hurry up and move his car. He hadn’t even got his fuel yet and there were other pumps available.

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 4

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  • Nov 4, 2020
Beef to the rude lady at the gas station who was shouting and cussing at the senior to hurry up and move his car. He hadn’t even got his fuel yet and there were other pumps available.