Wednesday, December 14, 2005

People with weak hearts?

I just had one of the weirdest complaint emails sent in by one of the estates where we have a cat cafe. The manager of the estate wrote in to say someone had complained and he attached the email. Apparently, the man's wife had gone down to throw some rubbish out last night, and that when she opened the lid of the garbage can, a cat jumped out. She screamed so loudly, she had to be escorted back home by another neighbour (whom the complainant says is a lawyer - I'm not sure what the exact significance of this fact is supposed to be).

This is the part where it gets interesting. The complainant said that his wife had such a fright, and that it's a lucky thing that she wasn't attacked by the cat and that she didn't have a heart attack. He said that clearly the cats are a nuisance because they're walking around the estate, sleeping under cars and sometimes on top of cars. Now apparently, they're even attempting to induce heart attacks by lurking in garbage cans.

I can understand that it must have been a shock, but a heart attack? What will the poor woman do if a stranger pops up unexpectedly when she's innocently dumping her trash or if she rounds the corner, and someone suddenly stands up from where they were hidden because they dropped something next to the garbage can? Kneel over and die?


Blogger budak said...

I think they are just trying to throw a little weight around and seeking a scapegoat. I may be wrong, but they probably can't make a case out of such a broad complaint. Don't they have a rubbish chute?

BTW, has there been any news on the Bukit Timah doberman case?

14/12/05 5:54 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Balestier - unfortunately the case has stalled. The man hasn't been seen again, and there don't seem to be records of anyone owning a Doberman in the area. The people who did call after seeing the flyer said they had not seen the dog and him since the attack.

14/12/05 5:56 PM  
Anonymous imp said...

humans lurk around estates all the time. why don't they just call the police about that? duh??!

heart attack indeed. right. blame your well-being and health on other people. you take no responsibility.

15/12/05 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lady of the house does not like to empty the garbage? Instead of emailing to complain, so much easier for the master of the house to take the garbage out as the lady would like it.

15/12/05 1:30 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What a good idea! :)

15/12/05 2:50 PM  

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