I'm a complainer by nature.

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I'm working on it but part of the problem is, I like it. I've turned complaining into an a comedic art form that is very much who I am. Some people may not be kidding when they complain, they may even seek to wear others down with their barrage of grievances.

Government and Municipal employees are often, on the business end of complaints. I know this because I have family members and friends who work for the towns that make up, the Greater-Danbury area. I've heard some stories  that will melt your face, about the lengths people will go to make a point, or get what they want.

Enduring the daily onslaught of accusations and objections, could make a person lose their ability to sugarcoat things for others. At the intersection of there's an objective, and people don't listen, lives plain talk. Sometimes, you have to tell people how it is, and that is not always pretty. We can all probably imagine the frustration municipal employees face, which makes the following seem plausible.

There is a parody Facebook account for the Town of Newtown, CT. Again, it's not real but it has fooled people, despite the fact that the account's description reads: "Parody account of Anything and everything Newtown. Don’t take offense."

On Sunday (12/11/22), The fake Newtown, CT Facebook page featured a dummy post about the impending snowstorm. It read:

"As we approach getting our first snow fall of the 22-23 season. We encourage everyone who has 2wd, doesn’t know how to drive in the snow and or Karen’s to stay off the roads and let our horrible plow crews clear the roads. Also please don’t ask how the roads are."

The post was met with mixed reviews.

The post made these folks happy:

  • Ryan: "This post makes me happy."
  • Mike: "You got it, stay home."
  • Deven: "Who runs this account so I can buy you a drink."
  • Shawn: "Can I still get milk and eggs?'
  • Daniela: "Love the realness of this post!!!"

Others had a different perspective: 

  • Willow: "Karens is the plural spelling. No apostrophe."
  • Jacob: "I’ll plow with a 2wd truck. Who the Hell wrote this? Obviously a n00b supervisor."
  • Joe: "You sound like a Karen yourself. Suck it up. It’s a little snow."

Joan missed it, responding "Karens really from a town page?" Wendy also experienced some difficulty saying: "Is this really a town page?"

P.S. My favorite post came from Dave who wrote: "These pretzels are making me thirsty."

Poll Ranks Greater-Danbury Towns 1-7 for Traffic Problems, Hat City Wins + Loses

Recently, I ran a poll to find out which town has the worst traffic problems in the Greater-Danbury area. I set out to rank the towns in order of the aggravation. 

The towns up for consideration were:

  • Danbury 
  • Brookfield
  • Bethel
  • Newtown 
  • Ridgefield 
  • New Milford
  • New Fairfield 

The respondents were all current or former residents of the Greater-Danbury Area. I also made sure that I gathered some hilarious comments. #1 is the worst, having the most complaints and #7 is the best of the towns, receiving the least complaints. I counted all the votes from the respondents, and this is how it all worked out.

5 Driving No-Nos that are on the Rise in CT

There are far too many of us, no one is paying attention, no one is doing the right things. These are the 5 no-nos that appear to be on the rise here in CT. 

 

 

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