Keyboard Bullies Are Ruining Communities

This Article On Keyboard Bullies Was Written By Bob Vogel

Social media can be described as one of the best things ever created, however, as time goes on, there are more and more negatives on the other side of the argument.  Now I bet you are thinking, how can this have anything to do with homes?  Well it actually has a lot to do with this, and I will give you firsthand knowledge and accounts that brought me to this conclusion.

What Are Keyboard Bullies

 “Keyboard Bullies” as I like to call them are slowly but surely driving wedges between members of the community they reside in.  It seems nearly every neighborhood these days has their own Facebook page/group where fellow residents can talk about things and hear about all that is going on.  On the outside, this looks like a great idea, residents can interact with each other and see what is going on in the neighborhood on any given day.  However, people have turned these boards into their personal complaint session.  Let’s see, where should I start?

Keyword Bullies And Social Media

People complaining about the cops, yes you read this right, people are sitting behind their keyboards complaining about the cops that are “out to get them.”  Okay, let me be the first one to say, our community has rules for a reason, and if you are found to be in violation of said rule, you should have to face the consequences.  The law says after 9 pm, there is no parking on the street, so if your car is left there overnight, and you wake up to a ticket on your windshield, get out your credit card, go to the police station and pay your $40 fine.  I don’t see in what entitled world people grew up in that they are above the law?  Instead, people immediately put a post to Facebook saying how horrible the cops are and are only out to make money. Really?!?!?! That is exactly what they are doing…  Another lovely rule people love to break is parking over the sidewalks which again is a “no-no.”  It has been clearly stated that blocking the path on the sidewalk will result in a ticket.  Once again, when you block the sidewalk, you broke the law and need to pay for it.  It seems like there is no way to reason with these people because god forbid you express an opinion that varies from theirs, you are ultimately the bad guy and all the sympathizers will then turn and attack you as well.  I just don’t get what makes you so entitled to being above the law.

Keyboard Bullies And Facebook

People are also complaining about dogs that are walking on their grass when walking, people having their music on too loud, cars parking on the street, and the community looking horrible with cars parked on the street.  People get so petty and mean spirited on Facebook that I know for a fact that if you confronted someone face to face you would NEVER say half the stuff you are typing because if you did you might be met with a fist to the face.  All these actions do is drive a wedge between residents as you ultimately have to pick sides in these petty arguments or in my case, I just see how truly mean people can be.  If they are this crazy behind a phone or computer, how fake are they to you in person.  I just think people need to get out of their homes and TALK to their neighbors.  People would be so angry if they weren’t attached to their phones 24-7.  Get out, socialize, have a drink and just be neighbors.  Nothing is going to be perfect, but everything doesn’t have to be “awful.”

About The Author: Bob Vogel

Bob Vogel is a senior writer for Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage And Real Estate Information Center and a licensed mortgage loan originator. Bob Vogel has college degrees in accounting and finance and is an expert in all areas of accounting as well as commercial and residential mortgage lending. Bob Vogel is available to anyone who has any questions on any accounting and/or mortgage lending questions and can be reached at 847-529-7920 or you can email Bob Vogel at

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