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A rant about young idiots.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I live in a very nice suburb of the Illawarra coast, named Albion Park. Well, it could be nicer. We are infested with young idiots who think nothing of senseless vandalism, littering, and graffitti. Broken glass and garbage is EVERYWHERE. Blank walls and fences are mere invitations for paint scrawls and profanity. A favorite pastime is setting things on fire. Makes my head get full of hornets.

I don't believe there's nothing to be done about it. I don't believe the council/city doesn't have "resources" to deal. I think it's laziness on all sides. Frankly, I'm all for citizens armed with Tasers.

Two years ago we went to the beautiful island/state of Tasmania. Litter and graffitti were so rare that when we saw some, we'd say "Ooops...someone from Albion Park was here".

Same with the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Lovely and CLEAN.

My kids know that if they got up to such behaviour, I'd kick their butts around the block and back again. Where are these kids' parents? Who or what gave them the idea that all this senseless crap is OK? I'd better never hear any one of them whine that they do it because they are "bored"...I'd headbutt the little creep.


On a lighter note, one of our backyard cockatoos has decided to cling to the screen door and rattle it when he feels the need for multigrain bread and attention. If the sight of a cheeky big white bird with his yellow crest bristling doesn't cheer a person up, I don't know what would!

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1BEACHWALKER 11/5/2011 2:56PM

    I hate vandals and litter bugs. One of my pet peeves is people who throw their trash out of their car windows, when all they have to do is wait till they get home to throw it away. the kinds of things you are talking about is against the law-why don't the police watch out for them if it is a regular occourance!? When are you due to go back to Oregon or did you decide to stay in Australia! I would love to live, or at least visit Australia (my dream)-would you do it over again?! I would love to know! emoticon

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LNSYLOU 11/4/2011 6:55AM

    Yes, LOVE the bird stories!

Sorry about the frustrations. I think I'd feel the same way....

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WINFIELD28 11/3/2011 9:56PM

    Sorry that you have to live with the litter and garbage.
There should be something those in charge could do to make things better.

What a cute little story about your cockatoo. Love your bird stories!

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