Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Apologies for my violent outburst but...

I have just been watching the news where a delightful lady was whinging about the fact that they were only going to get $50,000 out of the bushfire appeal and where was all the other millions going? HELLO??? What happened to having insurance? What happened to gratefulness at getting something that you are really not entitled to? My mother's family home burnt down as a result of arson and I can assure you, she didn't get $50k. What about the people who lost houses in the 2007 or 2003 fires? They didn't get $50k and neither did the ones who lost everything in the 1983 or 1939 fires. And how much does this lady think it costs to rebuild whole towns and reinstall all the utilities and basic services???? Where would that much money come from without the bushfire fund??

Further, the news said that people without insurance were likely to be the big winners.

This is why I have not donated - People never fail to disappoint me. I am not going to donate my hard-earned cash to losers who can't work for their money and expect the world when things go bad.

I have been in the position of being at significant financial loss (and much much worse), at no fault nor doing of ours, and at the end of the ordeal, we were lucky to get a boot up the butt as we walked out the door. No compensation or hand-outs for us. It is time for people to get over themselves and realise that the world does not owe them anything.

On a good note, I discovered I can bake scones!


  1. Believe me Shannon, I know where you're coming from.

  2. Something similar happened in Italy as well after hearthquakes. I'll be a bad persone but I wont donate anything unless it is for someone I really know. I think exactly like you. It's hard to say but most time it is thr plain truth.

  3. The sad thing is, although such occasions bring out the best in people, it also brings out the worst, in this case greed and selfishness.

  4. Hi Shannin, I've given you an award. Please come and pick it up

  5. Shannon

    I have given you an award, pick it up on my blog:-)

  6. Hello Shannon,
    No apologies needed. You spoke the truth and like in every situation like this, there are ALWAYS people who feel they are intitled to more then what they are. It is a shame more of these people don't engage in our hobby. I find miniaturist's are the kindest most giving, honest people around. Debbie