Some of you may have noticed I'm on here at odd hours, times that must surely be the middle of the night in Australia. Well you're right, I do. This is because I have a servere back injury. The base of my spine is crushed (long story how it happened) And regardless of how many heaters, hot water bottles and blankets I have, the cold air at night this time of year makes the pain so bad I can't sleep, so I stay up and talk to all my awesome friends then get to sleep when the pain settles down.
The early hours of this morning were no exception, I was awake all night and around 10:30am I was just so exhausted I was falling asleep.
11:12am.... Rude awakening of a life time! My neighbour who is over european decent puts on music from her homeland. It sounds like yodelling, accordians and foot stamping and it is so loud that even with all my windows and doors closed it still sounds like I'm having a live rock concert in my lounge room!
I very painfully and slowly walk over to her house, knock on the door, explain the situation and ask her if she wouldn't mind turning it down so I could get some sleep, I wasn't rude, I was very polite. What does she do? Calls me a racist pig, spits in my face and slams the door shut then goes yelling to her husband in her native tongue about something or other. I'm standing on the doorstep in total disbelief when it opens again and the husband says "You go now dirty whore. We hear you and your husband doing the sexing, you sleep no sexing, we play music, make God come back to street" I just laugh. It can't possibly be me, I'm here alone and I haven't had sex for 6 months and yeah I'm loud but I'm not that loud that they would hear me. He insists that I leave so I do.
What kind of world do we live in where this level of disconcern for our neighbours and disrespect for others has come to this level? Ok, I'm no saint, but I never play music THIS loud, at anytime day or night. Sure I turn it up when I'm doing housework, but it can't even be heard from the front door when I do. How did we get to a place where people are so selfish that they spit in your face literally when you ask them a small favour that would mean the world of difference to you? What have we as a human race come to?
And the other day I went to the shopping centre to get some groceries and I had my walking stick, I need it to balance and help me walk when the pain is too much. These little snot nosed brats come into the centre (or mall, depending on where you're from) on their scooters and grab my stick as they are zooming past, send me arse over tits and land heavily on my back. Security escorted them out and got me an ambulance to go to hospital to get me xrayed, thankfully no break, just massive swelling. But what made them do it? What kind of warped psyhce makes anyone think "Hey there's someone who clearly needs help walking, lets go steal their aid!" ???? I was brought up to respect other people, their concerns and their property, because how can you expect to be respected when you show none to others???
So here I am, other than the sleep I just mentioned I've been awake 22hrs. My back hurts, my throat hurts, my head is pounding.....and the music continues..