Monday, January 22, 2007

"Cats are like rubbish"

Remember this woman? I called her to let her know the volunteer had gone down and did not see any cats hanging around in the void deck that she complained about. She had complained the cats were 'always' there but apparently they weren't when the volunteer went down. The volunteer asked which colour the cats are.

The woman said that she could not bear to look at the cats but they came in lots of different colours.

She then asked if the volunteer can come down at 3 am to scout around and find the cats as this is when she returns from work. I told her the volunteer needs to sleep and cannot be expected to come down at all hours of day and night.

I also told her that the vast majority of cats are sterilised except for three cats they are having trouble trapping (and which they will do).

She said that the cats are very scary and she wanted to know what the volunteers will do if they find the cats. She wants to know if they will take the cats away or kill them. She kept repeating that she is scared of them.

She asked if they can be taken away and killed. I explained the vaccum effect and asked what happens if new cats come in. She suggested they be killed too.

I said that what would happen to lizards too. She said she killed them too. I asked about dogs and she complained about them.

She said that she wanted to know if they can be taken away and put somewhere else. However she said to be sure not to put them at Circuit Road or Yishun Bus Terminal as she visits those places. I asked what happened if the cats were put in Toa Payoh and she happened to go there. She said that she never went there so it was fine to put them there.

She kept saying they should be dumped in the jungle. She also said like rubbish, they should be swept away just as the TC gets rid of debris every day.

I told her that hopefully we can try and be tolerant. I said for example, some people do not like children but don't ask for them to be gotten rid of. She laughed and asked whom would say that because children were people. She asked what kind of people would complain about children. I said that some people had the same reaction to her asking for dogs, cats, lizards, etc to all be killed as well.

I spoke to the volunteer and decided we're just going to shelve her complaints. Apparently she had called the TC in October and she complained they didn't do anything either.

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I suggest she check on this website at 3am ? Cuckoo's Nest

22/1/07 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be happy to send her to the jungle for good or sweep her her off like gabage. Your patience being tested by morons who think they own this world.

So she stays in Yishun and work in Circuit Road?

22/1/07 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of us also don't like her. Can she be removed from Singapore and dumped in Siberia?

Mae

22/1/07 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one dysfunctional human being. What a waste of living! She needs help. Thoroughly warped in mentality!

22/1/07 11:17 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Nope she lives somewhere completely different! Quite far from both Yishun and Circuit Road.

22/1/07 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you ask her to read your blog that many people are asking her to rid of herself off this island!

22/1/07 11:23 AM  
Anonymous AutumnPiglet said...

She's a sad little lady.

Her irrational fears have made her into an intolerant and illogical person. In such a situation, I am sure that she doesn't even know that she is being irrational.

Instead of being harsh, we should be sympathetic as she is really suffering from a disorder. Her fear of cats and other animals have become a full-blown phobia and she does need help.

Unfortunately for such people, they normally do not see that they have a problem and would not seek help.

22/1/07 11:35 AM  
Anonymous imp said...

good to shelve this complainant.

there're so many complaints you receive. there's a limit to how much u can do. so kudos to you for remaining calm and rational. and being able to discern which kind r constructive complaints that could be productively resolved; and which kinds are simply illogical and go around in circles and neverending.

22/1/07 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with these psychotics with no insight is that she causes so much harm to others, especially when she pressurises a timid town council officer. What is the town council's official stand towards this complainant? Are the cats safe?

22/1/07 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should record down this whole conversation and repeat it to the TC officer. Let them know what kind of stupidity they are dealing with!

22/1/07 12:00 PM  
Anonymous e_cat said...

i think it is too quick for us to assume that she has a disorder.

some are scared of cats because of misconceptions e.g. cats are SARS carriers.

some indeed have "Felinophobia" (fear of cats). a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist could help.

some are using this as an excuse to rid the cats. good ways to trap a liar is to ask many questions that all point to a single query. usually inconsistencies in replies will show up and you exposed a liar.

regardless, i think it is very unreasonable the cats have to go away because of such a claim. her argument is very flawed. we are part of the world, and not the world is part of us.

22/1/07 12:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

E_Cat - unfortunately she's scared of everything. I explained we're here to try and minimise the problem but that we can't kill everything just because someone is scared of something. I actually tried to make an analogy that we might be afraid of lizards, but we don't call for them to be destroyed. I tried to make the same analogy with dogs - unfortunately she's scared of all of them,and would like to see them all gotten rid of.

22/1/07 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really would like to get to know this woman. May I just ask, is she blue or white collar worker?

22/1/07 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a serious note, she really does sound like she either has an disorder or she has seriously flawed interpersonal skills. I mean there are loads of people that dont like this or that. But to say oh please dont dump them at this place because I go there.... errr it is like saying I dont like birds, please make sure you dont release it in Shenton way cos that is where I work... errrrr if you are rational, do you know how big shenton way is and how small a bird is? Don't make any sense right?? Hence I think this lady seriously need to seek medical treatment man....

22/1/07 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is this programme on one of the Chinese radio station where you can call to leave a message on anything. Couple of mths back, I heard this woman called and said "pls remove all the cats. Best is to kill them all". I should have called and left a message too. Pls kill that woman!

22/1/07 1:17 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous no idea. I just know she works nights.

22/1/07 2:09 PM  
Blogger spuid said...

The only one that should be sent away is her! When everything around her cause problem then perhaps the only problem is herself.

22/1/07 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Vinod said...

I'm really impressed by how cool and level-headed you are. You're a far better person than I...

22/1/07 4:18 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

vinod I wouldn't bet on it! I was starting to get pretty exasperated too.

22/1/07 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha..maybe you should just "turn pale", look at her, and say you're scared of her. Then ask if you can kill her because you're scared of her complaints...

22/1/07 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This woman is good at complaining, from calling TC to radio broadcast.
Her identity must be made known as she is mean and destructive. Cats will be in danger wherever she goes. Must monitor her closely, she could be a cat killer.

22/1/07 5:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Anonymous - it's not the same person who called the radio station I think. That was someone another Anonymous heard.

22/1/07 5:04 PM  
Blogger Hai~Ren said...

*facepalms*

22/1/07 7:12 PM  
Anonymous profpig said...

I work in Yishun and You know what, if I see the likes of her, I might just do as anonymous said, to turn pale and faint, then complain to every single channel about my fear of her and ask for her to be removed. Since there is no "Cat Haters Welfare", no one will intercede on her behalf. I can then borrow a trap from TC if Dawn has run out of them, then send her to AVA to be put to sleep.

However, if I decide to be kinder that day, I will pay a fee (I'm sure many of you are willing to share my cost), to have her sterilised and have her ear tipped, then have her released to Central Australia, where she can find no one and no one can find her.

22/1/07 10:22 PM  
Anonymous profpig said...

Talking about this koo koo... I did not spot as many community cats as I usually do on my way to work and home... In fact none. Could she have done something?

22/1/07 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell her to stop being hateful, it's a social and mental disease.
She should be reported to the police if cats in her area are being removed or abused.
How long has she been in this condition?

23/1/07 1:37 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I don't think there's anything to suggest the cats are being abused or removed.

23/1/07 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm, I hope the TC has decided to ignore her as well?

23/1/07 1:36 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

My friend, a member of the grassroot club told me that these people will be treated as "VIP" in the TCs. Replies to them will be very careful as they always have something to say...

23/1/07 11:37 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That's sad.

23/1/07 11:52 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

Hi Dawn,

Don't be sad. I did not make myself clear. "VIP" on the blacklisted list. Cause no matter what's done, they'll have something to say. lol

24/1/07 12:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Profpig - then I'm glad to hear that!

24/1/07 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are useless, only like to complain and offer nothing substantial to residents in her community. Big mouth, small brain and ugly.

Obnoxious.

25/1/07 1:14 PM  

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