Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bitter sweet feelings

One of the networks that circulated the message about the free Macs was DIA (Department of Indigenous Affairs). I was pretty happy to be involved in helping underprivileged indigenes get a computer and backup assistance. Out of the seven who contacted me and gave me their story (not that I wanted to hear why they wanted a computer) all seemed very worthy causes and I had no reservation helping out.

I was a little taken aback by what seemed a grab. One lady I delivered a computer to was sitting smoking in front of a massive wide screen TV. Two recent model cars were in the driveway.

Another lady wasn't home when I delivered her Mac. I had to negotiate the debris of neglect in the yard to get to the front door which was badly damaged, along with windows and fly screens. Thankfully her daughter, through a two inch gap in the front door, told me to leave the computer on the front verandah. The house looked like a typical public housing house on an aboriginal settlement up north....damaged beyond repair. This lady has a government job.

OK ....rethink. There are many similar people out there in whitey world. I just haven't met any of them this time around. Get a grip Kev, and don't be too mean.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you were dudded by those people. I had similar experiences some years ago when I repaired discarded bikes to give to Middle Eastern refuges.

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