Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Bert's Aunt

… is a bit of a hermitess. Eccentricity is her middle name. She lives in a house in a holler without amenities (including decent doors, windows or roof) She never throws anything away. A while back she got a mobile phone so that she wouldn’t be so cut off. It was fine when she wanted to use it except she shouted into it so loudly we could hardly hear her for static. The problem arose when anyone wanted to call her. This was because she kept her phone in the original packing. Bert’s Mum tried to call her but couldn’t get a reply. When asked about it she said, “I heard it peeping but by the time I got it out of the wee box it had stopped.”

Just in case anyone is wondering we do know about what the NIHE and other agencies can do for people living in unfit housing. We’ve been down that road with her and she doesn’t want to know. We’ll leave it for now.

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