I received a mail yesterday from an old acquaintance.
That mail contained two things – a plea for help and a link.
I followed that link and by God, did my piss start to boil!
What I want you to do is to follow this link and read the item.
Now I don’t give a shit if you are a smoker or an anti-smoker, you have to agree that this is wrong. IF you don’t think there is anything wrong then I’m afraid there is no hope for mankind.
Here we have an 88 year old woman who is going to be evicted and put on the streets because of a petty piece of bureaucracy. I can see no rhyme nor reason for it. Are they concerned about her health? She has been smoking for 73 years, so I don’t think they have an argument there? Are they concerned about the neighbours? Apparently there aren’t any that could possibly be affected. Are they concerned about fire? Then surely they would have to remove all combustibles from all the residents. Are they concerned about the decor? That is the only reasonable excuse? But is it right to put an 88 year old out on the streets simply because they have to decorate her apartment more often?
My friend Rich White is rallying the troops. He is about to send a letter to the Housing Association. He is looking for as many names as possible to add to that letter. He has asked me not to publish the letter, but I’m sure he will mail a copy to you, if you ask nicely..
I beg of you to do two simple things.
Write about this yourself, or pass it on to anyone you know who writes on-line.
Send your name to Rich so he can add it to his [rapidly growing] list of signatories.
You can contact Rich through his web site – http://smokescreens.org/. Just drop him a quick mail with your name.