When Melbourne woman, Anne Simpson, found an anonymous letter from a nasty neighbour in her letterbox telling her to clean up her “dirty and disgusting” front garden, she was upset.
Not only because of the note’s aggressive tone – but because the 59-year-old knows full well her property could use a clean up, for a reason her neighbour knows nothing about.
“What a pig stye (sic) disgraceful mess, the house, footpath and veranda are dirty and disgusting, I am told the house inside is filthy too. Move your pig sty to Doveton. We don’t want you here,” the note read.
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Simpson is actually a chronic pain sufferer, who constantly experiences exhaustion and struggles to find enough energy to get through the day. Given the insensitivity with which she’s been treated, the disability services carer has called on her neighbours for compassion, as chronic illnesses aren’t always neat and tidy.
“Put down your poison pen and pick up a tool or two and lend a hand,” she told the Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader of her message the unknown person who dropped off the note on October 2nd.