I mentioned before about the land in the town that will likely still be an empty lot until the people own it die. Similar has happened here near where we live where the last remaining members of a family died with the land just being a vacant lot for generations due to rivalry between siblings. Funny thing is Minglanilla is in the middle of a lot of changes with new stores opening up and lots of new construction going on. That would make the lot the perfect time to sell as the prices are at a premium but we all know that isn’t going to happen.
Today was a new turn in the twist of things that have happened previously regarding relatives and in particular one person. A few months ago the same person said they would block the entrance so we would have to make another entrance. Not that we really care as our Jeepy will hopefully be sold off and on route to Bohol by the end of the week and the multi cab hey if they block it in more fool them as they will have to get it out at some point as I can’t get it started and can afford to abandon it if they get the wall up.
So what is the dispute about and why is it crab mentality?
Basically its nothing more than pure jealousy the apartments have gone up on Aprils parents place, our neighbour has just started a row of 3 houses and where we live our rental is another relative with 3 apartments as well. Crab mentality has left one group of people lagging behind their kin as everyone else has just got on with life and put some effort in to improve it.
This morning I arrived to find the first holes being built to block off the entrance to Aprils parents lot as you can see its just clipped over a foot off the road and “we” use motorcycles and have another location that we live. Bitterness and crab mentality goes a long way yet none of it affects us and goes to show how much it does annoy and stew in the bellies of the people who thought they could ride on my coat but gave it all away earlier due to trying to exploit the situation to the point now I can agree with a lot of Foreigners who say “don’t live near the family” as crab mentality always shines through and here is a perfect example. Aprils parents are fine same as our neighbours who are distant relatives but the aunts and uncles have pretty much tried to make life difficult and squeeze money from the foreigner.. Unlucky for them I prepared for it before I even arrived which is why I threw a few bread crumbs to see if they disappeared and they did at which point we moved. For those cronies thinking they have achieved something today we are here “temporary” as we are relocating once we established a new location. What is going to happen though is the wall is going to annoy the entire neighbourhood “not us” as there are a lot of vehicles that pass on that road who now will struggle to get home. But then again the aunt involved never cared about anyone else before why would she bother now?