You see,I never stop wondering why people have to pay rent yet live in a mess.It’s come to my realization that so many rentals (living rooms paid for monthly) are the places where you can contact diseases,break your legs,have no productivity etc.Let me explain below.
So,I visit someone and the environment there can literally kill you by just glancing at it.The pit latrines were cleaned like two decades ago.They tried turning brown until they got tired and started turning into a non-existent color.
If you have to go for a long call you either apply perfume on your nostrils, put on an oxygen musk ,cover your mouth with a cloth or hold your breath (suffocate yourself till you’re done).
We haven’t talked of where you are stepping as you ‘help’ yourself cause you can slide anytime and sit on the pool of ‘substances’. So you either do it while half standing or risk your life.
The bathrooms are another weird, two by two metered rooms.You cannot turn or bend because there’s no space.You bend and crack your head.You still can’t touch the greenish smooth walls.
Additionally, the compound is the official urinal for kids. Too bad that you can open your door in the morning and your first view is a kid squatting peacefully. When you try to open your mouth to warn the kid suddenly the mother appears and throws a go-and-live-elsewhere kind of glance and all you have to do is assume it or risk initiating an endless cold war.
This is a compound whereby healthy, fat, blue latrine flies welcomes you at the gate ‘singing’ out of tune. You must take this as a red flag otherwise you’ll step on a silent smelly bomb (Pieces of kid’s stool)
Amazingly, as a stranger, you meet someone a few meters away from the gate and think they’re coming from paradise. Then you just take a step inside the compound and wonder how that person managed to maintain cleanness in such a compound. You don’t know whether to tiptoe or fly cause you can’t walk comfortably lest you throw away your shoes afterwards.
Remember this is a place someone may be paying 2,500 per month. The house isn’t even that furnished and you wonder where the landlord/landlady takes the money? Why can’t they hire someone to be cleaning the compound even once in a week? aren’t they human?
Therefore, I recommend you conduct the best survey before relocating or moving into a place because, personally I have seen magic.
You don’t have to be earning a lot of money to live in a hygienic environment.There are still cheap houses in a very hygienic environment.Don’t settle for less whereas there is better.You just have to survey as you can and I promise you there are clean environments with cheap houses.Don’t suffer thinking the little money you have can’t protect you because you will actually use more money to treat infections.
You’ll carry all the bacteria in the world ;fecal bacteria, influenza, streptococcus, E. coli, hepatitis, MRSA, salmonella, shigella ,norovirus…you name them. It’s high time you get enlightened. Prevention is better than cure.