When we first moved to our new homestead I promptly joined all the local community pages on Facebook to be involved. I wanted to know what was going on in town, how to get involved in community events and also start broadcasting our products to the community as well.
It had been almost 8 years since I lived in a small town and I had forgotten what people were like. Unfortunately the ones who use the Facebook page are even worse.
I have never met such an entitled, whiny group of people since I lived with my parents in Saranac.
Basically, the city of Portland is all suburbs. Most of the people are transplants from the capital of Michigan, Lansing. That means that they bring their entitled, city manners with them. So today was a giant cluster-f**k of people complaining about a store locking it’s doors 5 minutes before close. Yesterday was how the local school put all their children in danger because they had one broken pipe in the 3rd grade bathrooms. The day before that it was the city not plowing fast enough to their liking.
The other side of that coin is the cheapness and customer-blaming in local businesses. I worked at a local grocery store and they refused to hire anyone over 20 hours a week to avoid giving their employees health insurance. You were also punished for not clocking out early (but you were still expected to work). Then all the business owners around here blame the customers for their business going under. There are literally 7 salons in this town. It’s the owners fault for opening another salon.
Needless to say, I’ve left the groups. I just can’t stand all the negativity constantly.
Anyway, I just found all this really interesting. So I thought I would share.
There have been other issues that I may talk about later, but I’m worried about it getting read here, so I’ll leave it until later.