Angry scrawls are pinned and plastered to immovable objects all over town, creating an environment of screaming trees and wailing walls. Here are six signs to help you know if it's normal Denver disgruntlement -- or a symptom of more serious trouble.
#1. Cry for help. Karen's offer in the picture above, of "$100 Reward for the name and identification of the person who doesn't pick up their small dog's crap," proves that she may be angry, but she is still lucid enough to put her money where her mouth is. Ick.
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#2. Extreme Identification. Neighbors, like those above, who start to identify exclusively with one clique and "want to go to war with real estate developers" have crossed the line into passive-aggressive thinking.
#3. Communication Blackout. When neighbors stop giving an explanation as to what is making them angry, they are likely to show signs of inexplicable demands, and come across as a complete NO-it-all.
#4. Violence. It may seem obvious, but too many complacent residents miss this cue. A pattern of play-violent activities, such as hanging stuffed animals on tree limbs, as seen in the photo above, can foreshadow future toy-harming acts.
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#5. Dropping out. A sudden disengagement from sexting, bikini waxing, watching professional sports, etc., can lead to involvement in guerrilla street art. A neighbor who stops identifying with the mainstream may have no qualms about aborting such activities.
#6. Substance Abuse. Especially combined with the above behaviors, invoking the children is the final gambit employed to shame neighbors into positive activities that they might otherwise avoid.