I live on a residenital street in a small town. The new neighbors who moved in next door live in a 1960s trailer that was grandfathered into the community. Its electrical, plumbing, insulation, flooring, and roof are all substandard. The town has tried condemning it but the people who live there barely make the repairs just in time to push out the condemnation.
Neither of them works, but both are able. They continually have a stream of non-working people staying with them. At one point, there were nine people staying on their small, 1/32 acre property in tents and the trailer, along with piles of junk they thought they could fix into vehicles. Among the people, they had four minor children. The children would run around naked, play with power equipment, pee outside, and pester us if we wanted to go in our own back yard. They’ve also had at one time five cats and three dogs living there. None are vaccinated (they lack tags) and they all have fleas. They poop all over the place and the owners won’t clean it up or make any effort to control their animals. The adults are always swearing, fighting, loud, and getting drunk. They actually beg door to door for food and money and have stolen from neighbors to (we suspect) pay for their drugs.
I am so sick of how charitable organizations and welfare enable people like this who are fully capable of working to live without working. They go to food pantries, get food stamps, beg, and receive SSI even though both are able-bodied and mentally competent enough to do all sorts of things. I’ve spoken with them personally enough to know they CAN work. They would just rather not. Their junk is piled up all over their property and the trailer looks and smells terrible. It’s rusted, falling apart, and plain ugly. They won’t shovel their walks, cut their grass regularly or do anything to maintain the place. I wish the trailer would fall in someday when they’re gone.
Boris Knott replies-Everyone pitches in for a cheap trip. Tell them they won a prize. Have all the neighbors clean their place up while they’re gone. Take videos when they return.