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Sunday, November 6, 2016

unf...ing believable!

I'm so pissed off right now!

I went outside to water my garden only to find someone has broken my hose fitting where it attaches to the tap.
You all know the sort of "click-on" fittings most of us have here in Australia. Plastic, green or sometimes orange.
Easy enough to undo at the tap so water can be accessed without a hose.

But someone here doesn't seem to know how to pull down the click section to detach the fitting. Failing that, why not just unscrew the whole fitting from the tap??

They/he/she just broke it away, leaving the part that screws onto the tap right there with the broken fitting still on the hose and lying on the ground.

If I wasn't shaking with anger I would take photos to show you,  but that probably isn't necessary anyway.

Why my tap? There are taps in every section of the gardens here and they don't have hoses attached. 
Any one of them could have been used to get water by someone who wanted to fill a bucket or watering can.

 

25 comments:

  1. Oh dear, some people, what can I say.
    Merle..................

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    1. Merle; don't worry, I said it all. And here I thought my temper was completely buried.

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  2. Look out, we have a very riled River. It may help to think of extracting the fingernails of the culprit.......very slowly.

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    1. Andrew; very riled indeed, and I've had control over this temper since grade six. This was just the straw that broke the donkey's back. So many little niggling things have all built up and percolated to boiling point it seems.
      Remember how I keep saying I like it here? I lied. And now I will do my utmost to settle down and even out again.

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  3. Sorry for this invasion into your life. Now you will have to struggle with repairs and all the hassle that goes with it. Your language was mild compared to what I would be shouting. Hope it turns out okay.

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    1. Granny Annie; no repairs necessary, just unscrew the broken fitting from the tap and screw on a new one. Then remember to always unscrew it and take it inside after watering (*~*) I was just so annoyed that someone would break it instead of asking for help to undo it. Then again, perhaps the breaking was on purpose :(

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  4. Sheesh...there's always someone around to 'fix' things for you isn't there?

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    1. only slightly confused; yes there is and I always have to wonder why. the reasons behind their thinking baffles me.

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  5. Sorry about that, perhaps they were going to 'borrow your hose' and broke it.

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    1. S.J.Qualls; that's what I thought, right after I'd calmed down. So why not come and ask? Possibly it's a new tenant who thinks the hose isn't personal property, but belongs to the community. I'll be rolling it up and bringing it inside after I let the water run out of it later today.

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  6. Do you have a culprit or two in mind? I'd be trying to figure out who was that stupid. Will "management" replace it, or is all the broken part on your end, the hose?

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    1. Joanne; I do have a culprit in mind, but she doesn't seem strong enough, but looks can be deceiving. Management won't replace it, it's my personal property and I chose to leave it attached to the tap. It's just the screw on part that clicks onto the hose for watering that got broken, it just meant I couldn't water the garden until I screwed on a new fitting. I found one in my toolbox, a nice shiny brass one, so got the watering done, but then I brought the fitting back inside, because a shiny brass fitting wouldn't stay there long, not without a 24 hour guard.

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  7. Never underestimate the stupidity or inconsideration of (some) others!!

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    1. fishducky; I do, which is a failing of mine, but now I will be more wary, much more suspicious.

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  8. Now you have me all riled up!

    My father always told me "there are many more horses asses in the world then there are horses."

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    1. joeh; your father was a wise man. I've always tried to think the nicest about people, but I'm learning not to.

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  9. Hi River,

    I completely agree with Joeh's quote on this!

    :o|

    Cheers

    PM

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  10. Sigh. I am sorry. Somebody once stole our hose but I think I would be more irritated (a bit) if they had just broken the fitting.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I once had a section of hose stolen, someone cut of several feet leaving me with a much smaller hose, but at least I still had a hose. The fitting is cheap plastic from Woolworths, I'll get another one today, it had been on the tap since I moved here. I think (hope)this is a case of someone wanting to remove the hose but not knowing how to unclick it.

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  11. Don't start me on what I think of some people right now! I'm pissed off here, too.

    And people wonder why I prefer to live a reclusive existence!!!! I'm sure they think I'm weird because, for the majority of time, I prefer to keep to myself...I don't care if they do!

    The world is being inundated with disrespectful, thoughtless, ignorant people who think only of themselves. Those who sell blinkers must be making a fortune because so many people walk around, live their lives wearing blinkers!

    I'm sorry someone has done that to your property, River. There is no excuse for ignorance...there are no excuses for bad manners!!

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  12. Lee; I dream daily of a home with a fenced yard, that is just mine. I don't want to be reclusive like you, but I do want a garden and washing line that are used only by me. A place where I can lock the gates if I want to.

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  13. I would be upset with anything of mine being mistreated as you are. I take care of my things and expect others to do the same.

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  14. Cheryl; a couple of days later and I'm still quite annoyed. The garden is open to anyone, no fence, like everyone else's front garden. All are open community areas. A few flats have backyard space where they can grow things, but even there, no fences contain them.

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