I happened to sit beside this old couple from Stirling at McDs in Dundee; worked all their lives, bought council house on retirement with pension pot; now have antisocial neighbours & get no peace in their old age, travelling around on buses. https://t.co/kh8tefN0ch— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 8, 2018
I think of my old neighbour who wasn't supported by the council after her husband died, she got dementia; yet antisocial tenants who kick up a stink, a noise, get the attention.— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 8, 2018
This is a system issue. https://t.co/ePLVLUzMpF
Playing the system requires firm handling. https://t.co/YawokSeC6Q— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 8, 2018
however it's not about straitjacketing the bairn in a pushchair https://t.co/DBb5e25dJc— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 8, 2018
or drugging the bairn to keep them quiet https://t.co/IU6cPY9QeN— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 8, 2018
It was concerning to hear the story of antisocial behaviour disrupting the peace of an elderly couple from Stirling, how it had affected their health, the 79yr old woman said this and her 84yr old husband spoke of his son-in-law putting up a 6ft high fence. And so they use their bus pass to travel around Scotland to different places, in each other's company, the woman now walking with a stick after a fall in town, getting pins in her hip.
They have 3 children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Well done to them! We enjoyed our chat, wished each other well, hoped to meet again some day, in the passing.
Wee video on the move 3 August in Dundee after swimming at the Olympia, before meeting elderly couple in McDonalds:
Dawdling up Wellgate tae Mickey Dees 😁 pic.twitter.com/qnhtZV8iqz— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 3, 2018
then tweeting afterwards:
Shared table with elderly couple fae Stirling, 84 & 79. On day trip. They talked about trouble with neighbours, son-in-law put 6ft fence up. Lived in cooncil house over 40yrs bought it with pension. Stress of antisocial behaviour has affected their health.— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 3, 2018
I'm not surprised. pic.twitter.com/Gg38tRCY2b
But they are still getting around. Woman fell in Stirling town centre got pins in hip walks wi stick 79. Husband 84 stooped back worked on farms when young shawin turnips pickin tatties. He didn't use stick.— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) August 3, 2018
Well done to them!
3 children, 13 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. https://t.co/BvSbPT7FGL