Minneapolis Man Complains About Sidewalk Acorns, Hilarity Ensues
A competitive barefoot runner's complaint to his community Facebook page about acorns littering the sidewalk has the internet going nuts.
Twitter user alex_cono posted a screenshot to Twitter of a recent post to his I LOVE NE MINNEAPOLIS community Facebook page:
Lately I've noticed that the sidewalks have been LITTERED with acorns. As a competitive barefoot runner, this makes my training sessions very difficult. I'm not sure if many of you have stepped on acorns with no shoes before, but it is quite painful!
So this is a friendly reminder to please keep your sidewalks clear of any acorns or other debris that might injure those whom are active members of the barefoot running community, including myself. I would hate to have to complain to the City about this, so just wanted to give everyone a heads up!
Peace and Love!"
Clearly, no one took the post seriously as it quickly became the brunt of countless jokes and comments from fellow community members:
If only there were something you could put on your feet to protect against acorns and other debris"
Maybe a pair of squirrels could be strapped to your feet...?
Run with a leaf blower.
The tweet has also gotten online attention and gone viral, with additionally hilarious comments and responses rolling in:
Apparently, the man responsible for the original post wasn't joking and reported the entire Facebook group to the city for cyberbullying:
Well I was hoping to resolve this in a neighborly fashion but due to the threatening and hostile nature of some of these replies, I have no choice but to go to the city with this. Unfortunately, you have all forced my hand. Below is the screenshot of the official complaint I have submitted."
Still, the puns continued: "Sounds like we forced your foot, actually."
For all the situation's humor, plenty think the whole thing is just a joke; apparently the barefoot runner is also a "professional unicylcist," which has led many to believe the impressive "athlete" is just trolling for a good time. No word yet on whether this story is real or just "fake news," but please, by all means, enjoy it anyways.