Whenever we get an S.O.S. at GG HQ about some scumfeckery afoot in this great town of ours, we’re alway conflicted about how to proceed.
Can we prove that the scumfeckery truly happened? And, if so, should we dare name the scumfecks involved, giving them the opportunity to play the victim?
Whether it’s a close neighbour enduring five years of abuse and vandalism from a halfwit thug who was working on false texts from a crazy -ex, or just a half-baked pusher pushing his luck, naming names can sometimes do more harm than good.
There’s also the little matter of the guilty getting nasty. And we have theCCTV footageto prove it.
So, when our former neighbour and current SuperValu employee Cormac got in touch about one of the latter’s favourite customers being left high and dry by a dodgy paving outfit, well, we thought it best to keep the names of those involved out of it.
Not to protect the guilty, but the innocent, the little old lady in question – let’s call her Lady M – having been through enough bullshit already.
In summary, having received a leaflet about paving through her Heathervue letterbox, Lady M was soon taking €2,300 out of her savings account to get the work done. This was the man’s family business, after all, with an uncle in the trade too. So, he must be good, right…?
Well, the work only made it to half-done before Lady M was told a bigger job was beckoning, and that our boy would be back soon. Only, he wasn’t.
Calls to his phone eventually got a reply that the man was on holiday. And then, quite possibly, a coma, Lady M no longer getting any replies.
According to Cormac, the lady’s nephew later got on the case, and eventually managed to scrape back €1,000 from our freshly-tanned friend.
Which still leaves SuperValu’s beloved gran €1,300 out of pocket, and with an eyesore of a garden, both front and back, to boot.
“My hope is that there might be some builders or landscapers out there,” says Cormac, “or someone with gravel, paving, whatever, who might volunteer to come together and get this wonderful lady’s garden back in order.
“We haven’t told Lady M that we’re putting the call out – she would be too shy to ask for help herself – but we’re hoping the great community spirit of Greystones will help make this Christmas a good one for this much-loved woman…”
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