Tales From The Shelter – 18
Look , kids, it’s ‘western world , blonde, blue eyed Jesus’…what happened to the middle eastern, jewish guy? Was this a makeover a la micheal jackson? Was Mr. Nazareth that insecure about his looks or , gasp, did White Christians change his look??? Eek, what if the tip of Christ’s nose falls off?
I’ve cooled my jets over the fucking crackheads who broke my car window. Now it’s a matter of selling it, and transferring the observance of stupidity over to the building manager.
We have 4 ashtrays on our smoking deck and a large tin can to dump our butts into. Somehow management attatched on of those butt boxes onto the wall out there and we’ve been told all ashtrays must go and only the butt box used. Heh? My first thought was screw them, i’ll use my pocket ashtray which is an old mint tin i use for when outdoors so i don’t have to litter the cigarette filters.
It’s just another thing…some passive aggressive move or pure stupidity or something as the men’s smoke deck has a large plant pot filled with sand for their butts and the chairs are arranged around it for convenience. Where they placed the butt box is not convenient. There is no convenience for it , anywhere.
Meantime the dryer vent sits above us , spewing out it’s bits of lint into our lungs, which is not our choice, whereas cigarrettes are. The vent is a fire trap. The lint builds up, collects and blows hunks of lint out, while more and more accumulates inside the duct.
So, mr. manager, if you have erected the butt box because you feel our ashtrays are a fire hazard then why don’t you take care of the dryer vent first? And if ashtrays are a fire hazard then why don’t you give us a pot filled with sand?
And where’s our recourse? Our councillor seems to have no say over the matter and we are not told the protocol for complaints and warned not to ‘go there’ when something needs complainging about.
And some councillors here actually believe this place acts ‘spiritually’? No, it’s the same old heirarchal control freak, power mongering, sociopathic model as elsewhere. Let’s get things right and call a spade a spade, rather than being like The Silly and calling a spade a tool of Christ.