President of the Karen Brigade Caused Her Neighbors to Be Fined $600 by the HOA and She STILL Wasn’t Done Causing Havoc!

When it comes to neighborhood aesthetics, opinions can often be as varied as the flowers in a garden. In a recent airing of “Country Mornings with Ayla Brown,” former HOA president Anna recounted a rather thorny ordeal over a simple, yet divisive, issue – the color of flowers. The bloom of discord began with a single, out-of-place plant and soon escalated into a neighborhood standoff. Was Anna’s insistence on uniformity an act of dedication or a case of micromanagement? Here’s her side of the story.

A Flowery Dispute

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Anna, a former head of the HOA in her neighborhood, recently shared her story of a dispute over flower policies with Ayla, the host of “Country Mornings with Ayla Brown.”

HOA President Takes a Break

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Anna served as her neighborhood’s HOA president for several years. But after having her third child, she decided to take a break.

Her Replacement is Doing Great

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She says the person who she delegated the task is doing an amazing job and is prospering.

The Flowers Need to Match

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Anna mentioned that before she left, she told everyone in the neighborhood that they should have flowers of the same color so that the area appeared organized and neat.

And the entire neighborhood agreed and did as requested.

Out of the Blue

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Everything went great until recently Anna saw that a new family down the street had blue flowers planted.

Anna shares that she was not pleased with this because she had made the flower arrangement a priority before she resigned, and even the newly elected president was entirely on board with that idea.

She Confronts the Current President

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As a result, Anna spoke with the president, because it was evident that the family missed the memo or the plan.

Let’s Talk

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She had assumed that the president would simply approach the family and see what they could do.

They Were Handed a Huge Fine

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But things turned ugly when the HOA president charged them $100 per plant for breaking the rules. For the six plants, the president had charged a total of $600.

She Felt So Guilty

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Anna didn’t mean for it to turn out that way and felt extremely bad. She only wanted the plants to be replaced.

Since then, the new family turned sour towards her.

HOA Issued Stealth Gardening

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So she took matters into her own hand and decided it would be very thoughtful to go and plant the six of her red tulips.

She got up early the next morning before they were awake and pulled out their blue plants and replaced them with her red ones.

They Tore Up Her Invasive Plants

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But later, when she went over to walk her dog, she was surprised to see that they had removed the red flowers and replaced them with bright garden gnomes.

She Was Just Trying to Help

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Anna was a bit hurt, as all she really wanted to do was be kind to them.

They Renamed Her Karen

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Things turned worse as they started referring to Anna as “Karen” whenever she passed by them.

Sorry Isn’t Good Enough

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Anna tried to say sorry, but they wouldn’t speak with her.

Everyone Agrees She’s Terrible

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The host, Ayla, posted a poll on Twitter asking whether Anna was a crazy Karen or a nice person.

The vote ended with 89 percent of voters saying that Anna was being a Karen.

The Path to Evil Is Paved With Good Intentions

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One Twitter user wrote, “Though I get the intention was maybe good, no one has a right to go on anyone else’s property and change anything.”

Karen, You Broke the Law

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Another Twitter user commented “Not only are you Karen, you committed a couple of crimes, trespassing and destruction of property.”

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