Tales from the ghetto – part gazillion.

I haven’t blogged about my dodgy neighbourhood for ages. Everything has been relatively calm and weird-free and arsonist-free for quite a while now.

I mentioned a few times before that we used to have a couple as neighbours who were heroin addicts. They had very scary-ass fights where she would punch the windows and there would be blood all over the building that no one would clean up. He was a bike thief to support their habit but when they had a baby he switched to robbing shops but he kept getting arrested so his normal family stepped in and sold the flat.

Then we had some peace. Then the next batch of people who moved in gave issues too. It was a girl but her buddy punched one of the doors leading to our stairwell. Twice. Again our building was covered in blood that nobody cleaned up. Eventually the BFG cracked and did it himself which made me sad and mad.

What is with the punching of the glass?

Now we have a new lady next door to us and she seems nice. Well, quiet anyway. Decent. Until… four bikes have appeared outside her flat. Nooooooooo. Her man-friend is a bloody bike thief. Now poor BFG is fretting about getting home contents insurance and is all worried about security and stuff.

I’m wondering – do we report them to the police? We have no proof that they don’t own all the bikes. But if the bikes start changing appearance then we’ll know for sure.

I don’t know if we attract the criminal element into our lives or what but we sure do attract the type of person who likes to punch glass.

I would say we are thinking of moving but that would be a lie. I’m thinking of moving, but country, not flat. It seems so pointless moving flat when you hope to be in another country by next year.

We have been saying that for, oh, the last three years, but hey. It could happen!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MomAgain@40
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 08:38:25

    Here, we all live in dodgy neighbourhoods! You think you move into a quiet suburb or townhouse complex… Not so!
    Rather move country!

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  2. tiah
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 09:11:52

    At least your life isn’t boring…
    As to moving, we’ve been there, saying, “Maybe next year…” Eight years. Funnily enough, it was two months after I’d acquired British citizenship. Have you tried that trick yet?

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  3. Champagne Heathen
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 09:34:10

    Ha ha, you can’t help chuckling at the idea of moving to South Africa to get away from your crime-ridden neighbourhood in the UK!

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  4. Cam
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 09:44:16

    It is time…come home Po! Those addicts are a sign :)

    It’s ayoba here

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  5. Damaria Senne
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 11:10:10

    LOL Champagne Heathen!I was thinking the same thing.

    Reply

  6. Po
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 21:24:31

    Haha you guys, I don’t want to come home because of the low crime rate, I want to come because…. of the low glass-punching rate? I dunno, does anyone know the stats on this? Maybe I should check before we make any moves.

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