You haven’t TRULY lived at the crossroads of technology and community until you’ve joined a neighborhood Facebook group. In the best of times, these groups serve as great organizing tools for neighbors looking to connect with each other, demand better living conditions, and spread info about housing availability.
However, the obnoxious underbelly of these groups involves lots of petty complaints, entitled neighbors and sometimes expressions of paranoia or racist profiling. In a more absurd marriage between petty complaint and entitlement, an (anonymous) member of a neighborhood group posted a lengthy complaint about the acorns littering the block only to quickly get roasted.
This post in my neighborhood FB group is getting absolutely destroyed
People were quick to point out how the problem could be easily solved if the “competitive barefoot runner” compromised their values enough to wear shoes while running.
To make matters even better, the distressed barefoot runner reported the ENTIRE neighborhood group for cyberbullying. If Portlandia hasn’t adopted this into an episode yet, they are truly missing out.