There are implications and ramifications from the sudden departure of the remaining Xmas Rellies. For starters I’ve no doubt we’ll get another visit from that foul mouthed semi-educated ‘would-be adolescent’ family member who posted previously. By the way, amazing as it sounds she *isn’t* an adolescent at all! She’s in her late twenties and has a couple of children. She might even be getting married soon. Let her rant. She isn’t my family, thank god, nor ever will be.
Also I doubt much of a positive spin will be put on it by the rellies when they report home, so it’s possible we might even get a call from irate parents trying to defend their child’s reputation. I’d love to hear their justification for expecting us to support their bone idle kids free of charge for 4 months. We’re walking with our heads held high. We did more than ever we needed to for a family member and got roundly abused for our kindness.
Moving on, we’ll not be taking in any more strays. This is the final straw and it’s broken this camel’s back. People who arrive in Australia expecting to find a comfortable free berth with us should be disabused of the notion we’ll take them in right now. We are *not* doing this again. Even the most mangy mongrel cur (or camel?) will turn and fight when forced into a corner… and trust me on this… I am in my corner.
The wife has worked long and hard to get where she is and to get what she has. I’m fed up of people dropping out of the woodwork to take advantage both of her hospitality and her generosity of spirit only to have it thrown back at her. Enough is enough. We should have drawn the line before now… but consider it drawn.