OK, I need to rant! Here are some classic examples of what totally shits me about Public Housing.
- I don’t have it! To be fair I don’t want it! But I need it.
- There are young perfectly able bodied people who could work, but don’t and they only pay A$80.00 per week. Government Housing is calculated by your income. It’s generally only 26%.
About 5 years ago, I lived opposite some Public Housing, it was only a two story building and all flats. Very 60’s and on some nights the residents provided some light entertainment and other times not so.
Here are some examples;
There was this lovely 70-year-old Chinese lady who I used to donate my compost bin to (not a very good compost bin, but all organic and very smelly all the same) and that woman had the energy of a 50-year old. Every year when the pot she gave me ‘flowers’. I think fondly of her.
Then there was the ‘other’ Chinese lady who at one point I think her daughter stayed with her. She had a red Carerra Porsche. But one morning there was a loud noise and when I went outside I saw a tow truck loading said Carerra onto it and departing. I imagine it was repossessed.
Then there was an enviable vegie patch in the front single dad had planted. I also gave him some of the compost.
Then there was the night when I could hear a woman’s voice calling out over the upstairs balcony “Help! Please somebody!” Over and over again!
After a short time and peeking through the blinds of the front bedroom. I lived in a single story terrace back then. I found a woman on the top floor balcony calling out while someone else was attempting to ‘move them out like Rock-stars!’ (that’s when you just throw everything out over the balcony)
I rang the Police! The woman’s cries for rescue took some time to abate.
When I rang the Police, I couldn’t give the exact address for across the street so I gave mine with the
express instructions not to knock on my door.
I had only just moved in and didn’t want to make enemies, but also didn’t want anyone to suffer abuse.
Disaster! The Police put a spotlight on the front of my home and a Policeman came to my door! WFT! Subtle? Epic fail.
I had also just had my treatment and I went to the door with NO HAIR! Very self-conscious, I peeked around from behind the door. Mr Plod’s clearly thought I was timid and hiding. Mr Plod’s clearly had sent Mrs Plod’s up to deal with the domestic.
I know my first comment is not supported by the rest of my points however, as you can imagine this subject is never closed. Next!