It’s a twofer this week, friends!
There’s a lot going on in the hood right now. Some folks are legitimately trying to learn more about a somewhat controversial, large land-use project. Some folks are complaining about barking dogs. Some are calling the listserv instead of the police when they hear shots fired. And some are sputtering mad and confused that Comcast has gotten rid of 200 sh*tty channels you weren’t watching anyway.
I seriously cannot make this stuff up.
Anyhoooo, a for those of you who read the listserv more than once a year, you probably have seen a lot of posts from a certain “Donna”. She has taken to having private emails with a city representative about this land use project, and then posts them on the listserv with LOTS of additional dismissive commentary that the rep isn’t privvy to seeing (passive aggressive much?!).
One of the maybe 10 emails Donna has posted so far began like this:
Councilman Wilson has responded to me and I have forwarded his responses to the listserv. He has sent a copy of the 174 page plan link which I forwarded. On pg. 117 is a picture of the Glebe Rd. intersection. He has placed blame for the current problems on those in office in 1999 who put the original plan in place without consideration for the existing neighborhood.
Ok, pretty harmless stuff, minus the aforementioned end-around snarking on private emails from Mr. Wilson.
But wait! This lil’ gem arrived in my inbox not 5 minutes ago:
Donna, thank you for continuing to publicly air your correspondence with Mr. Wilson. Perhaps you could channel this into another one of your “what bugs me” columns instead of filling up my email inbox with your complaints.
Oooooooo. BURN. Everybody knows that Donna writes for one of those local papers that they fling on your lawn even though you didn’t ask for it, and mostly goes straight into my recycle bin, along with bags of my neighbors’ stinky dog poop (bwahahaha). So, this is a pretty specific jab at ol’ Donna.
But, Donna’s got friends, and they have her back:
— and perhaps you would be willing to identify yourself to the rest of us?
“Nina”, Cameron Mills Rd
Nina I am happy to identify myself. I’m your neighbor on Cameron Mills.
And I’m getting tired to the volume of crap on the listserv. People berating each other for not calling the police when they hear shots fired. People broadcasting to the entire neighborhood that someone is violating a noise ordinance (and in a passive aggressive manor to boot) — especially when the person making the noise couldn’t possibly be reading the listserv while making said noise. People who think it’s their right to complain about dog poop to the entire neighborhood. People who feel the need to complain to the ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD that they didn’t read the Comcast notice and are upset they need to change the channel on their DVR.
For goodness sake, remember that there are SEVERAL THOUSAND subscribers to the listserv. Just because you can send an email to everyone doesn’t mean you should.
Bravo, neighbor! If you know whoever posted this gem, please direct him/her to my humble blog, will ya? They would be a lovely contributor for our growing hilarious commenters.
[Update 1: Mad props to “Jenna”, who took the Comcast dig in stride:]
Ouch. Ok that hurt. I was simply trying to figure out if I was the ONLY ComCrap customer having issues. Can’t wait for the holiday-lights-big-blow-up-stuff-on-the-lawn after February discussions to come! Sorry.
[Update 2: Donna gets miffed at being called out for her columns:]
And I would find it more pleasant for writers to respect the listserv by spelling/editing their messages. — Donna