We have a few people that live in a home up the street. These people have various illnesses and there are people in this home with them that are paid to take care of them.
These workers do not do their jobs correctly.
Charlie and Joy are two of the mentally disabled people that live in the home. Many times these two are walking around the city by themselves. They cross streets in the middle of the road...never near a crosswalk; they stand outside and beg people for money and they break and spill things when in any of the stores (not on purpose, of course).
Which makes me wonder, where the hell are the people that are supposed to be watching them?
One time a woman came in with Joy. Joy must have gotten her monthly check from the state because she had an envelope full of cash. Joy started to tell me she wanted a pack of cigarettes. The lady with Joy interrupted her to tell her WHICH kind of cigarettes Joy was supposed to buy.
Joy doesn't care what she smokes; she usually smokes the butts off the ground if she can find them. So this woman telling Joy to buy a premium brand of cigarette made me wonder what the hell this woman was doing.
So I asked this woman who she was, and she told me she was Joy's caretaker. I told her that Joy doesn't smoke these kinds of cigarettes and asked her who they were really going to. She got nasty with me and told me to mind my own business.
I ended up telling her I wasn't going to sell them to her and they left.
I've been at this store for over 15 years and this home has been around just as long. I've seen these 'caretakers' take advantage of these people and it pisses me off. How would they like it if someone took their monthly check or stole from one of their relatives?
I wish the state would do something about this...people have called before about it, but nothing has ever been done. Some of these workers need to go to jail.