THE PROBLEMS OF LIVING IN A PUBLIC YARD
It is no longer a common scene for landlords to be building public apartments (Public Yard) nowadays but there were times when the public apartments were the houses built and it was christened face me I face you and there was hardly a time when you find peace and serenity there. If it is not quarreling then it is fighting or it gossiping and everyday there are cases and scores to settle.
If you have actually lived in a public yard (face me I face you apartment) you will discover that it could actually be hellish as there are people who are actually dirty pigs and their levels of hygiene zero.
SOME OF THE PROBLEMS OF LIVING IN A PUBLIC YARD
When you enter the rest room, you are meet with unflushed feaces and you begin to wonder, how someone in his or right senses will be leaving such sites for people to come and feast their eyes on, you say anything the idiot is ready for a combat and you begin to wonder the planet the person is from, they tend to forget about the risk of infections especially toilet infections and you are surprised that such a thing doesn’t move some people.
The high level of gossip in a public yard is high, because lots of things are used in common, the kitchen, the restroom, the passages so you find out that a lot of times the common usage of things could actually be avenue for breeding of gossips and the time you learn of this gossips when the two gossips come get small matter, you go see them shake table small and you go shock at what the duo have actually done to people’s images as they will wash their dirty linens outside and their secret discussions made public.
What about the pains of running late to school or other places of one’s engagements as a result of waiting for turns to bath and get prepared, sometimes you wait for a long period and you see lots of people queue up waiting for their turns before they bath and it isn’t a pleasant sight and to be on the safer side, you wake up very early to bath and get prepared to avoid queuing up
What of the fighting scenes that are common to a public yard or face me I face you, there is hardly anytime there isn’t quarrels and sometimes fight especially among the women folk in the compound, you see them going physical and embarrassing themselves without actually caring about how the outside word sees them. They couldn’t care less.
What of the unhealthy competition among women. The competition to be the boss lady, sometimes since they all cook in the same kitchen, you see someone sample her cooking ingredients just to show her neighbors that she is on top or that she has arrived.
Some women even push their husbands to debt just to compete and show off and you begin to agree that public yard apartment has lots of disadvantages.
The kids leaving in a public yard or face me I face you apartment are usually experts in crimes like lying and stealing because they are usually found together, playing together, doing things in common so they tend to watch each other’s back, they will be on the lookout for each other hence lying reckless abandon and covering the track of each other hence sometimes this is actually felt in school, and you know that whatever they learn from home they carry to school, stealing and lying and terrorizing their classmates with such recalcitrant activities.
There is no privacy in a public yard, because the rooms are close to each other, whatever you discuss is actually heard by the next door neighbor and can be used against you on the day of reckoning, that is the day you have clash with such a person, the person washes your dirty linen outside.
Sometimes infections spread very fast because these kids play together, so once one of them is infected, the others are at high chances of being infected because of communal living.
When communicable diseases like conjunctivitis popularly known as appolo hits a child in face me I face you, my dear forget it, all the kids there must partake of the blessings except those who have very strong immunity and the same thing happens when measles or chicken pox hits such apartment
In a public yard, there are unnecessary pressure on the kids there by their parents and that pressure to perform, everyone would want his or her kids to actually be the best and the darlings of their co-occupants so it becomes an issue for the children raised there, because their parents would actually be comparing them with their mates without knowing that every child is unique in his or her way, that every child has his or her natural endowment or strength and also his or her natural flaws and weakness.
This unhealthy competition could actually have a lot of negative effects on the young child and sometimes it becomes a problem the child carries to adulthood and the child’s relationship with others becomes strained.
It is in a public yard that you witness assaults the most, physical assaults and sexual assaults. Sometimes clicks could be formed and then used to victimize others at the slightest provocation and once there is a plan against someone, the person rarely escapes it because they all live in the house, therefore there is hardly any way one can avoid such because you definitely step on their toes unconsciously and the assaults takes place.
Even sometimes sexual assaults takes place and these kids can’t open up to anyone; they live with the scar all their lives because they can’t trust anyone enough not even their parents for fear of the matter escalating, sometimes they are even threatened to keep mute.
Thank God that those kind of buildings are now in the past so we are kinda relieved of their disadvantages
BY AKUBUO CHIGAEMEZU