posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 12:47 PM
I've just received a very odd request which frankly I have just flatly refused .
A local councillor has given my landlord a little job as regards the park across the road , and that's to 'keep an eye on it' for her . Quite what
he was he looking out for over there was previously a mystery , which got ignored .
Now she the councillor has asked him my landlord to clean off the bird poo which is on the swingseats . And in true form for him , he has tried to
delegate his job to me . "could you just take a stiff brush and a bucket of water and take it off the swings"?
"No?" was my reply " it's your job , because you made the agreement , not me"
And after a barrel of insults as in 'lazy bastard' , 'putting the rent up' , 'unhelpful turd' . Whatever, he's on the autistic spectrum. But,
I'm glad I did not set a precedent by being the last in the line of delegation for wiping up sh1t . Bird sh1t that will be there again tomorrow by
the time the pigeons have sat on the swing's top rail .
But here's the dilemma - somehow I feel that I have let down the kids , and shirked a social responsibility I could easily have carried out . At the
same time , though , f-em it's not my job , and I'm not having it twice delegated down to some apparent sucker like me who would do it for free . If
you do it once , they'll be back asking for more .
Am I wrong to have refused ? Surely two people's concern for the matter should have sent one of them at least to do it . Or should I have responded
favourably to the needs of my local community ?