Thursday, June 19, 2014

The nerve of some people

Last night I took the dogs out to do their business and guess what I saw. I have this habit of looking up and down the street when I'm outside to make sure there are no dodgy people lurking about and when I look across the street, I see someone carrying off my neighbors gardening chairs. So I screamed at the culprit to startle him, or at least make him worry that I might call the police, but no. The guy kept walking as if he owned the chairs and started cussing at me for interrupting him. Can you believe that? I get that I might not look scary, but shouldn't the fact that he was caught stealing scare him a little?

Anyway, I didn't call the police. We live two streets away from an illegal squatter camp that has just popped up one day and all the criminals head straight for it (about less than a minutes walk away), because not even the police dares to go in there and by the time the police would have shown up, he would be gone. I should mention, this is the same creepy guy I have had trouble with in the past. For some strange reason the police never do anything about him. Before we know it he is back being a nuisance.

The thing about South Africa is that it is a great country filled mostly with wonderful people, but we do have a problem with crime and criminals have so many rights that protect them that the criminals have more freedom than the non-criminals do.

Another thing, last week some guy, I don't know, went off on me on Google+ because I commented on a quote someone else had posted about "A well read woman is a dangerous creature" and apparently the guy thinks I'm a lonely feminist that will never have anything more than an empty house, plants and dogs. All just because I said I loved that quote. What the hell? Anyway, I didn't respond, because I figured that guy just wanted someone to talk to and I was so not in the mood.

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    1. I know. This is just not my week, I think.

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  2. Oh no.
    Seems like that guy on Google+ has a "chip on his shoulder" about something and took it out on you...
    As for the lurker, just be on your guard. Don't take chances.
    I hope that your week gets better, Murees!

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, it is just not my week. Thank you for the kind words.

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  3. Glad that guy just went on walking, and didn't stop to 'interact' with you! As for people commenting on any online forum, they seem to think they have free rein/reign(?) to say all the things they wouldn't say to you if you were standing right in front of them! Ignoring them is definitely the best policy.

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    1. Annalisa - Yeah, i definitely think I should mind my own business from now on. You are right, ignoring mean people is definitely the best policy. I think it is good practice for when I want to publish and people hate my book. Thank you for commenting.

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  4. I'm sorry you had a bad week, Mureees, some people have no manners or morals. It's very disappointing, to say the least. I hope next week is much better for you.

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    1. Thank you. I guess I feel bad because I couldn't stop the guy from stealing the chairs. But I can't control what others do. Next time I should just mind my own business. Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. I'm also sorry you've had such a rough time with the human race lately. =(

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    1. Yeah, i think my karma is all messed up. Thanks for your kind words though.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about this.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. I should just mind my own business from now on.

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  7. Wow. Be very careful out there! People always get upset here in Nashville (U.S.) that we call the police rather than confronting people directly, but it's a dangerous world out there. You never know when someone might be armed.

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    1. Thank you for your concern. Afterwards I realized I should have stayed out of it,realizing that things could have gone wrong very quickly. Thank you for the visit.

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  8. That is bold! I don't think I'd go out at night in a neighborhood like that. I hope they don't try to take anything from you!

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    1. They have tried before. Once they broke in while we were in the house watching TV. Our neighborhood wasn't always as bad, but has been going to hell lately. But usually I keep a baseball bat handy, just in case.

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  9. I truly believe there are more good people than bad, however, be careful because more and more people believe they own the world...and something is owed them...devoid of consequences...

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    1. Your words are very true. I am staying out of things from now on.

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  10. Hi Murees - having lived in South Africa I can 'see' the things happening, and I understand the country isn't in the best of positions right now - the powers that be are not helping this situation ... Hilary

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    1. Very true, Hilary. Sometimes is just gets really frustrating. Luckily there are still some really great people around, despite the bad ones.

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  11. What a scary situation! I wonder how he's getting around the law. Stay safe!

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  12. Wow! That guy sounds like a jerk! I'm sorry you had to deal with a guy like that. And I thought my magazine-stealing loser neighbors were bad.

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    1. Thank you. Oh wow, yeah,if my neighbors stole my magazines that would tick me off too. I can't believe people can be like that. Thank you for visiting.

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