Recently a long term customer took off leaving behind most of my stuff locked into her house, apparently she’s run up a lot of bills around town and is skipping to “start afresh”. Her sister was left with a load of lies (I’m back tomorrow/next day/next week etc) and the house keys.
She called up and allowed me access to retrieve my stuff. While we were there my other half took a load of “happy snaps”. The sister gave permission, she was as disgusted as us, she is currently on a waiting list for a Homeswest property but may be waiting months yet.
This is how a portion of the Australian underclass chooses to live.
Some of the pics are disgusting and might upset a few people, but this is reality.
The lady in question has 4 children under 10, there were 3 dogs (oldest one left behind) 4 cats as a rough estimate her income is around 1300 per fortnight of pension payments.
The house is public housing (Homeswest), who apparently carry out inspections of their properties. So this is a Western Australian government owned asset.
Captions under each photo.
This is behind the fridge, the quality isnt great, but it gives you an idea of the numbers of vermin around.(Language warning from the missus, she was a bit shocked)
Lounge area, note the general dirtiness. My other half asked what the smell was when she went in she said “It smells like dog or cat piss sort of mixed together”, I told her it was cockroaches..
Note the squashed cockroaches in the seams of the chair, and the live couple waving at you.
Freezer side of the fridge, note the cockroaches squashed along the door seals of the fridge.
Fridge side, yes most of the black spots are roaches.
Hasn’t focused really well, but the grey patch is roach shit, that’s the pantry/crockery cupboard doors as well.
Animal cruelty, poor old dog isnt half bald, it’s badly affected by mange over 1/2 of its body. My missus was ropeable when she saw this, but worse was to come.
2,Week old (we think) puppies left behind without a mother to die in a caravan out the back. As my other half said “If she was here I’d deck her”, we are bottle feeding the little buggers now, D is in dog rescue so we will try to rehome them later on. They were nearly trodden on before we saw them.
As I shifted a washing machine some water leaked out, the roaches were thirsty and came for a drink from the puddle.
I dribbled a bit of the vanilla essence on the counter as an experiment, this was the result about 5 minutes later.
So to sum up this is all in daylight, the walls were studded with live roaches, as I opened a door to a bedroom roaches fell on my head from the top of the doorway.
The old dog and 4 cats were handed to the RSPCA, all were put down.
A huge amount of gear left behind, in one room I had to shift some mattresses for some gear, my missus nearly spewed as did the sister, as the overpoweringly vile stench of urine marinated yellow mattresses filled the room, it was pretty special.
I ask anyone who wants to blame poverty, how would you fix this then?
Why have inspections of government properties allowed this house to descend into this squalor?
How is it considered a “safe” environment for 4 under 10 year olds to be in?
How much will the cleanup costs be?
Just how can a society consider this type of living worthy of supporting by transferring money from working people to this level of dysfunction?
Where is the moral component of the welfare system, leaving kids in a shithole like this isn’t moral.