Oh, Karens. They are like a staple to a community.
“Karen” is a term popularly coined for people who used to complain a lot and call higher authorities. They are the ones usually calling for managers to escalate even simple issues.
Whoever has the energy to complain even in simple things is definitely a Karen in our modern-day definition of the name. Though not all – but some of us doesn’t even realize that we are a “Karen” ourselves.
For some, complaining can be just too much to handle thus resulting for them to result in different ways to cope with this. Others rant about it on social media. Others just shut it off and turn their backs on them. But for some, when stress is just too much, they decided the best way to handle a “Karen” is by putting up a sign!
Yes – a literal sign that says “There are a lot of Karens in this neighborhood”
This is how Raquel Davis, a mom from Sacramento, dealt with her frustrations with her neighbors. She eventually reached her breaking point when her neighbor complained about Raquel’s kids skateboarding last month.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time that Raquel received complaints from her neighbors with the same issue of her kids playing outdoors. She wasn’t too fed up with the constant nagging and complaints that she took the matters her own way and put up a sign that says “This Neighborhood is Full of Karens.” She placed the sign just below the basketball hoop in their lawn.
In her interview with CBS, Raquel told the media how her neighbors constantly complain about the noises. She said that neighbors are complaining about how they could hear Raquel’s children from even inside their homes and how they utter language not suited for kids their age.
He added, “These folks moved in and it’s basically ‘The Animal House,’ house in the neighborhood. There is like no sense of noise control. It’s like there’s a park going on here. This is a neighborhood. It’s not the park. The people that live here did not move next to the park on purpose”
Moreover, he continued that the family should start recognizing that they do have neighbors who also wanted to live a peaceful and quiet life. “That’s what it’s going to take. There’s no other alternative. The neighbors are not going away.”