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“Karen” Keeps Leaving Notes Complaining About Woman’s Decorations, Woman Responds By Adding Even More
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“Karen” Keeps Leaving Notes Complaining About Woman’s Decorations, Woman Responds By Adding Even More

How do you get into the Christmas spirit? Maybe you decorate a tree? Get a sweater? Bake some cookies? Whatever it is, I’m sure you’re not belittling other people just to pet your weak ego and feel superior. This Karen, however, starts the holiday season doing exactly that.

When she spotted a Gargoyle on her neighbor’s porch, she left a note demanding that the woman take it down immediately. It’s not very festive, she argued. Maybe she wouldn’t have done it if she knew how all of it would play out, but I’m kinda glad she put her obnoxious personality on full display—it backfired.

Instead of accepting Karen’s ultimatum, the neighbor decided to up her game even more. Thus, a hilarious feud ensued. And Karen had no chance of winning it.

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The only thing more impressive than the determination of this Karen to make a fool of herself is the history of the gargoyle. Likely erected as a defense against demons, the stone statues are rooted in religion and steeped in superstition, serving as water spouts. The word gargoyle is derived from gorge, a French word for throat—this is because a true gargoyle has a hollow neck, attached at one side to the building’s gutter system. When it rains, water flows from the roof into the gutter, which directs it to the gargoyle. The water passes through the pipe-like stone structure, and then dramatically falls out of the creature’s open mouth. By directing rainwater away from the structure, the gargoyle helps prevent damage to walls and the roof’s masonry, which, during the Gothic period, became really elaborate. Thus, in order to move the water as far away from the façade as possible, gargoyles are typically horizontally-oriented. Although earlier editions have existed in different cultures for centuries, these figures gained prominence in Medieval France.

During that period, many people looked to gods and goddesses, spirits and ghosts, or other supernatural entities for guidance, fundamental answers to life’s problems, and protection. So no wonder they protected their places of worship from evil spirits by placing supernatural beings on them.

Gargoyles were known to stand guard and ward off evil spirits and frighten away other creatures that meant no good. The more hideous and/or frightening their appearance was, the better these monsters could scare off all sorts of dark creatures. According to some stories, gargoyles come to life at night and act as protectors while one is asleep and vulnerable. They also have wings and can fly around the whole area and cover an entire village or town as well as the church. As the sun rises, the Gargoyles resume their place once more to serve as guardians during the day when their fierce visage can be seen and frighten off those that see their faces.

So when you think about it, gargoyles are very much appropriate and keeping in with the Christmas spirit.

 

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

I would put up a board with all Karen's notes on it so anyone who cared to take a look would know there's a coward who can't mind their own business and doesn't have the balls to talk to you in person like an adult.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm eager for her to show the HOA "Karens" notes as well as the destruction she did to the porch to innocent inanimate objects. I would love to meet this Grinch in the street if not an ally. She's so stuck up. I also hope that the mayor breaks friendship with her.

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

I need to get updated!!

Kristina N
Community Member
1 year ago

Frank the gargoyle apparently has a Facebook page where you can follow him https://m.facebook.com/Frank-the-Christmas-Gargoyle-100433311957105/

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CrazedFalcon17
Community Member
1 year ago

This decoration war alone could be a comedy series on Netflix.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

Good point. Like how with men its a Light War. Both sets would be perfect. An updated "Odd Couple" so to speak.

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Lesbean Bookworm
Community Member
1 year ago

That is awesome! But how could she be mean to those rats? They're really cool little creatures! I might be a bit biased, as I own pet rats, but seriously, rats are cool.

k1ddkanuck
Community Member
1 year ago

Super affectionate and intelligent! And surprisingly, they are pretty clean when kept domestically too! My brother had rats for years. They were awesome. If I had more room, I would consider putting together an awesome rat setup.

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ML
Community Member
1 year ago

Bitching about the missing Christmas spirit is also not in the nature of Christmas spirit. Live and let live

Tamsin Far
Community Member
1 year ago

Who else heard "The Twelve Days of Christmas" in their head all the time while reading this? Just with gargoyles, cats, rats, dogs and so on...

CrazedFalcon17
Community Member
1 year ago

AND A GARGOYLE IN A PEAR TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll leave it at this: Gargoyles are on churches to keep away evil spirits. So. Y'know. Gargoyle seems fine to me. :-)

BoredPundits
Community Member
1 year ago

It didn't seem to work this time though, did it? It didn't repel Karen! ;oP

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you imagine being the old biddy next door? To have nothing to do but worry about Christmas decorations on your neighbors porch.

The Monky Legend
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha

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Gwen
Community Member
1 year ago

This is hilarious! I want to know if she got the spirit award!

Remy Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

I am prepared to bet my right arm that she totally did.

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Martin Kaine
Community Member
1 year ago

Two things: 1. HOA = Club for Busybodies. "oh, your curtains are ivory, not white or off-white" and now "oh, your gargoyles just aren't in the spirit of the season." 2. The season that gave us spirits in "A Christmas Carol" and "Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year's" telling ghost stories. Your neighbor needs to brush up on Christmas.

lisa lahey
Community Member
1 year ago

Karen made the grinch turn green with envy

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Moomin from Denmark
Community Member
1 year ago

When I grow up, I want to be like this!!!

leandra-rhenisch
Community Member
1 year ago

Moomin from Denmark what

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Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

That neighbor needs to live next to some of those over-the-top gory Halloween houses, then that person would realize how cutely tame this is.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe at Halloween put the Christmas decorations out! : )

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

This is absolutely hilarious. The plague doctor and the hippos are my favorite.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

The hippos really rock it! Especially since they’re one of the most dangerous mammals on the planet (after humans, of course).

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Hanna Gunnars
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant! Love it. But; hasn’t she ever heard “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...”?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

🎵...only a hippopotamus will do...🎵

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

who's immature... i hate neighbours.

Osgood_7
Community Member
1 year ago

I absolutely hate HOA Karens. When I was in middle school we moved to an area with an HOA, the Karen: complained that there were still boxes IN OUR GARAGE, 3 DAYS after we moved in, complained that a family with 3 kids left some toys on the lawn overnight, actually came onto our property and moved the plant pots I had spent a whole week lovingly painting to the side alley between our house and the next because they didn't fit with her image of the neighborhood. After that last one my dad told her if she trespassed on our property again he would call the cops. She backed down and my plants were restored to their rightful place in the front yard.

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

Bravo on your dad.

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
1 year ago

You are AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!( see I can use 10 exclamation marks too😁 ). I so wish I knew you. What you did and hopefully are still doing is just BRILLIANT. This is the best laugh I have had in ages. Please keep us updated and please keep being who and what you are; a Karen Slayer. I hope you, Frank and all the rest of the team have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. PS, I like Frank, I think Frank is Brilliant. 🤗💕

Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

I nearly wet myself over this! I hope there is a sequel next year. With all the crap that has been going on this year, this is something everyone needed.

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Karen Pritchard
Community Member
1 year ago

F***s sake....call the woman a bitch, just not my name.

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

My name is not Karen but I do agree. Hugs to you, Karen.

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Doggo
Community Member
1 year ago

Karen needs to chill

Bengü Taşkesen
Community Member
1 year ago

1. That Karen is tresspassing. 2. I'm sure that Karen is fiercely sensitive about her "freedom and rights" but has no respect for others'.

jasper
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! I would totally give her an award for Festiveness!

bread muncher 9000 inator
Community Member
1 year ago

the only bad thing about this thread is that it ended

Virginia Phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

she got hacked

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Soap
Community Member
1 year ago

HECK YEAH! I lost it at the Covid stuffy, the plague doctor, and the rats. I love it!!

Dl B
Community Member
1 year ago

To all you Karens who all calling this out as fake. So what? I am not sure if it is fake or not but it is funny. Please lighten up and take it for the humor that it is. Don't you have anything better do than analyze every picture to see if leaves have moved so you can tell it is fake or not. Jeez people get a life.

Sandra MacDonald
Community Member
11 months ago

Not fake. She was on her local news, and is even still going...Each time the Karen whines, the Gargoyle lady just keeps raising money for various charities. search for him on Facebook to view the continued adventures! ;)

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Mary Ridings Guarino
Community Member
1 year ago

They need a security camera. Because of what that woman did, she could be charged with trespassing and vandalism. I wouldn't put up with that BS either.

lisa lahey
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah - a sense of humour is the best weapon

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SassyUnicornGirl317
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my gosh lol LOVE THIS

Lilah Lou
Community Member
1 year ago

omg that's soo awesome! made my day

sunny_911990
Community Member
1 year ago

Lilah Lou +

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Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Now all we need is a moat, some festive guardian gators, and a spiky fence to keep those Karen fingers away from your cuties.

veronica bingham
Community Member
10 months ago

I like the way you think...lol

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
1 year ago

So? What comes NEXT??? Enquiring minds wanna know!

Ray Lebowski
Community Member
1 year ago

Pink elephants. Vampire bats. Human-sized Venus flytraps.

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Carmen Elena
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the BEST XMAS DECORATION EVER! The dog is so cute and Frank is absolutely my xmas spirit! :)

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
1 year ago

I get the feeling that none of this is true, except maybe the first note? Maybe I'm wrong.

K.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There are people who are wrong, confident, and loud. They like to bully and there’s no winning. You waste your time, give in and inflate their sense of worth only for them to perpetuate that behavior, or you escalate things in a way that brings some enjoyment while dealing with nonsense. Maybe it is. I enjoyed the story though.

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Degucat
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd absolutely LOVE to have them as neighbours! Although we'd have to share the rats, so cute!

tomruns12
Community Member
1 year ago

More please.

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I want a Gargoyle now, with the name Frank. 🥰

Sammy BlackChow
Community Member
10 months ago

Google "Frank the Christmas Gargoyle"

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Kristin Ingersoll
Community Member
1 year ago

The dog sniffing the wet spot!!!!

Hermione
Community Member
1 year ago

Two people with WAY too much time on their hands. Creative display, though

J. Normal
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for making me laugh so hard I am crying! How can I get a neighbor like her, she would be my best friend!!!!

Jim Price
Community Member
1 year ago

I once had a 6 foot tall t-rex skeleton decoration I put up for Halloween and didn't want to take down after the October event, so I got creative. Come November I got a novelty pilgrim hat for him to wear and a felt turkey hat for him to chew on... followed by the traditional Santa hat with matching scarf, then a black sparkly top hat for New Years before life issues interrupted the chain of seasonal shenanigans. Can't tell you the number of amused chuckles and thumbs-ups I got from neighbors driving by. But I can tell you the number of Karenisms I got... zero. Good for you for staying true to your own sense of humor and decor.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

LMFAO!!!!! I pissed myself reading this so much that i think i drew attention with the bosses. I might be in for disciplinary but who cares because like your self i am a total rebel (hence the name Billy the kid) I wish i could contribute to this but it looks like you have got it all in hand. Fkn love it and i am definitely a follower.

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

I personally thought that the entire display was fun and positively hilarious. The updates were particularly enjoyable. I always knew that gargoyles were guards against things that go bump in the night. But, I guess even a gargoyle needs a bit of help from friends to ward off easily offended ignorami.

Kaspar Kristiansen
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a funny read indeed, by why are all posts from the same day, even though the text itself implies it's from different days? Something's off....

Jeanie Neal
Community Member
1 year ago

Frank's person had all his stuff on her personal page until he started getting a lot of attention. The pics and posts there were on different days and such. Then she created Frank's own page and to catch up with the events posted several things on the same day. I get that it seems off. A friend shared the woman's page with me initially on Mon or Sun, then by the next day Frank had his own page. I don't know the woman personally but it seems legit.

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Camilla Koutsos
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