This isn't a rant about single parents in general, just the ones I am living near.
Basically my flat is under going some major renovation, some structural. The surveyor in charge of the work feels it is better if I stay somewhere else if possible whilst some of the work has been completed.
So I have been staying with my partner at her flat across town. It has all been fairly all right up till this week.
I keep myself to myself and have been helping her neighbours (not these mums) with the odd thing and just trying to fit in.
There is woodland out the back with a foot path. I took my partners dog for a walk on this. On the way back a good 100 yards from the property the dog had a very upset stomach. There was no way I would get it cleared up with bags so I covered it with leaves till I could get the dog back and come back with water. It wasn't on the path it was in the bracken. I went back about 5 minutes later and washed it away, it was only a tiny bit. I did the leaves so nobody would walk in it till I got back.
Yesterday a group of mothers appeared outside our kitchen window with a huge gaggle of kids screaming in at me. One of them had seen me with the dog and the leaves, yet conveniently not go back and wash it away (with Jeyes fluid I should add). I went out and tried to explain but they were just not listening.
In addition they added that I was being a further nuisance by parking my Alfa in the car park although there are dozens of empty spaces. Apparently we should all park as far away as possible to leave the spaces for the 'mums'. They also added they don't want to see me out the back again as they have no idea who I am and their children play their. A couple of paedophile references were made which I found deeply offensive, I am a teacher so I am fully CRB checked.
We have communal washing lines and they told my partner she should not use them as their children use it as a play area. They also told her not to walk through this area with the dog because of the children.
We are getting in touch with the landlords today, I feel thoroughly terrible. These people have literally got together and taken over the complex. We are on the ground floor and they have 1st or 2nd floor flats with balconies. They let children under 5 play, shout, scream, spray water pistols through our windows. They leave the place in a right mess and the kids run riot while they sit on their balconies arranging their next night out while half heartedly looking over the kids.
I go out of my way to ensure my life doesn't cause impose on others. I even allowed a neighbour in at 3:30am and she stayed over because she found a rat in her place. Me and a friend spent all night looking for it in there.
Feel so thoroughly despondent at the way we are being treated.
My rant over.