Let me enlighten you.
The Turk has been gone nearly one week. What have I realised in The Turk’s absence?
The Turk does the cleaning. I hate cleaning.
The Turk does the vacuuming. I hate vacuuming.
The Turk really is a sensational chef. To anyone who knows The Turk personally knows just how good a chef he is. His pizza is legend – wait for it – ary. Legendary! I attempted pizza for Daughter and I last night. It was not legendary. It was – adequate. Daughter called it adequate. *Sigh*
The Turk also goes to the butcher. I loathe going to the butcher. I loathe the smell of the butcher and I loathe looking at the meat hanging on hooks.
I know that we have already established that I am a failure in the Turkish Housewife stakes but I am starting to realise that perhaps The Turk does more around here than I have given him credit for.
And this brings me to my next peeve.
A mountain of garbage that is accumulating outside my home. I live between what is currently a building site to my right and a 3 level building consisting of 4 apartments on my left. Each apartment has a family member living in it. The building site does my head in, always has, always will. Minus the fact that Vito has built their shop and home abutting our building their builders would have to be the laziest and dirtiest builders I have ever had the non-pleasure of coming across. Crap everywhere and while I am on that subject “Where do they crap?” There is no toilet facility built yet and I am curious as to where they go when nature calls. You know when we were building out balcony my mother in law caught our builder doing a shit in our basement! Yes seriously! She went ballistic. Best thing I ever saw. She picked up the bok (shit) in her hand and chased him with it before throwing it in his face. We never saw that particular builder again. There’s your Turkish word of the day – bok!
Back to my peeve.
To our left we have the three level building with 4 apartments. While The Turk was here I would often see him carrying bucket after bucket of garbage to the large dumpster down the street. With him now gone the buckets are overflowing, the stray cats are ecstatic and the smell is all consuming.
This morning I witnessed a family member who shall remain nameless throw a bag of garbage out the window narrowly missing My Hurley Dog and I as we were in the garden. WTF? Not only are they too lazy to take the garbage to the bin now it seems they are even too lazy to walk it down the stairs?
My frustration levels are at boiling point. These people are happy to live in filth but I am not. They drop garbage where they stand. The neighbour’s dog poops everywhere and no one cleans it up. It’s a Rottweiler folks. That bok is bigger than my foot! Recycling is non-existent. This really is getting out of hand.
As I sit here on my balcony enjoying the warm autumn breeze (thankfully not coming in from the east) I honestly wonder whether this mountain of crap is one lightning bolt away from becoming its own entity, with thoughts and feelings. And if this mountain of crap is only one lightning bolt away from becoming its own entity do I have to feed that too?
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