Saturday, November 26, 2005



Snobbery

This morning's Herald has a story about Otahuhu residents being upset with an Auckland apartment salesman's claim that cheap inner city apartments will bring "low-lives" into the inner city:

"They'll be on the dole," he said. "They'll be people who should live in Otahuhu and never be allowed out of Otahuhu."

Nice to see Brazilian attitudes to the poor growing up among Auckland's elite. Meanwhile, the Herald also has a report of an explosion at a P-lab in one of Auckland's most exclusive streets, which included this lovely bit:

One [resident] asked the Herald to report that the explosion happened at the cheap end of the street.

I guess he was worried people would think they were "low lives"...

2 comments:

Thatswhy he should have no say in the matter - no one wants to live next to poor people or "low-lives" And would like them to all locate next to each other and in some far of suburb.

I suggest make clean very easy to maintain low cost housing and keep it that way.

Posted by Genius : 11/26/2005 04:55:00 PM

Perhaps we should count ourselves lucky the said resident didn't call it the fag end of the street.

Posted by Uroskin : 11/27/2005 10:50:00 AM