First off, thank you, everyone, who replied to by request for good wishes for my dog. It did work - kind of. This is because although the vet said everything in the world is bad with him, I don’t believe this and I am now staying as far from the vet as possible.
In short, he’s since grown 2 x new growths, both of which I have treated with apple cider vinegar and honey and both of which have turned skin color and shrank away in a few days. Cancer doesn’t do that, herpes does that. In this case, my Vet is either a quack or an opportunist or both. - He has kind eyes though and this confuses me.
Anyway, I have a few issues on Fiverr and off Fiverr and I thought I would just ask, what the hell would you do?
First problem: I live in a cesspit of evil
Not joking here, come to Malta on holiday by all means. Never ever try to live here though.
Let’s take my trip to the vet. I had to take a Taxi which cost me 20 Euros each way, even though there is a big sign next to the taxi rank in my town saying that the fare for where I went is actually set by the government at 9 euros. I had no option but to pay this, though, as the busses won’t let dogs onboard and I couldn’t get a lift.
On a similar note, I had a friend over at the beginning of the month whom I sent to a local pastry shop to get us some local pea pastries (which usually cost 25c each). She then came back having been charged 7 euros for 4. Also, it really is like this every day.
I go to the supermarket and you can guarantee that I get charged for something which I either haven’t bought or something which I have bought but which has been grossly mispriced on the shelf.
That isn’t the worst bit, though. You see, I pay my rent six months in advance. This year, however, a few days after paying my rent, my landlord popped around waving a piece of paper saying “oh no, the power company says there is a problem and you owe them 900 Euros!”
Now, I rumbled this pretty much straight away as a con, as I asked to see the bill which my landlord was waving and this turned out to be a random photocopy of a bill which I had already paid the September previously. My landlord, however, then said that the power company had called him to tell him about the discrepancy. - Yes, like that happens.
Anyway, I had to pay this or basically get kicked out of my apartment and not get any money back for the rent which I had already paid. Fast forward then to the present, and guess what happened yesterday? Yep, despite having paid all bills since up until mid-June, there is apparently a new 300 Euro error which I need to cough up and pay for.
Now, I haven’t paid my rent yet. In this case, I thought, go to hell, I’ll just move. Even better, I have a friend who has just moved out of a nice apartment in a great area which she moved into a year ago for 350 a month. In this case, she called her (apparently) very nice ex-landlord who gave me great viewing this morning… But said that he wanted 600 a month if I want it.
Naturally, I asked why 600 since the rate was 350. Then I got a load of bull about the local real estate market and how the English like me pay the better prices. - Yes but that’s not actually fair is it?
And then it hit me. I HATE this place. I absolutely abhor everything about the entire country that I live in. So, I want to move ASAP.
The only problem? If I do finally jump across the pond to Cyprus like I have been thinking about for ages, (or even back to the UK) Fiverr will be my only income source and if my account gets banned for changing IP, I will literally kill myself. - I probably won’t but it costs 1K alone just to move with a dog between the UK and where I am/would be in Cyprus and I’m really so tired right now of having expense after expense thrown at me that I will likely just have a breakdown.
The benefits, though, of a move would be great if Fiverr wasn’t an issue. For the same price I pay now, I could afford an apartment with a shared pool, and from what I know from people who have lived in Cyprus, there is very little of the corruption that happens here on Malta. Plus I wouldn’t have to pay tax (legally) given how much I earn and the Cypriot tax system.
So, would you take the risk?