Somewhere around here I put up a post about all of my various storage units and the agony involved with collecting and then getting rid of stuff......I have moved so many times never realizing I would never return to the place which I had left. I've always thought I would be going back 'home'. But home seems to have become a lifetime moving target.
So I've got all what is left of my grandmothers stuff (born 1894) in an outback place where I used to live about 1,000 miles away. My husband has assiduously pointed out that we are now as close to this stuff as we will ever be again. This stuff has just got to be dealt with. Stuff's gotta go. Somewhere. The expense is large.
I find a post on craigslist today that a person is looking to share vehicle/space/transport van of stuff from down there to up here. I jump on it.
I call the craigslist person and have a really nice conversation with this woman--but fuck is America full of weirdos or what? She tells me she is moving from her place "off the grid" to another even farther-out craphole because she is 'sensitive to electricity' and collects her own rainwater sans plumbing, and needs to move a couple of her favorite plants 1,000+ miles to a new place where she will hope to survive better her environmental allergies.
I've been to some pretty shitteous countries. I've seen children kicking flat airless soccer balls on dirt streets for fun, and washing themselves in tin bowls of trucked in water because there was no public water supply, no paved roads, and fuck all no dependable electricity for the darkness.
And this entitled/environmentally disabled American (with TWO vehicles) is grandiously moving at some good expense to another location where she has no employment (I'm betting she's collecting government subsidized disability, I'd put money on it) to a place where her allergy to electricity and other contemporary hazards is more bearable.....
--I found my temperature rising--
Hey lady, you could move to El Salvador or Bolivia or Tajikistan or another less electrical place where people live with shit nothing, and be happy! Oh but wait....the governments there won't subsidize your environmental allergies, which means that you would starve to death poste haste....and not two fucks would be given.
Her western sense of 'I, me, mine' just royally pissed me off.
When the shit hits the fan (and oh yes, it is coming) these kind of people will be the first to go. I doubt they will be missed.
Who the hell does she think she is?