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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

STOP TAKING MY PAPER RECYCLING!!!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 8:24 AM

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I can't put my paper and plastic (with no refundables) out the night prior because you steal the entire street's recycling!! WTF?? Knock it off, weirdos. I'm starting to hate this city because of trespassing idiots that do shit like this.
—Normal citizen
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Monday, August 5, 2019

Can I dump a kid in a compost bin?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 1:21 PM

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I'm cleaning my motorbike in my driveway. Kids walk by, one of them looks at me, crosses onto my lawn and dumps my compost bin over. I chased him, but am out of shape. I will catch him and paddle his little ass. Call the police—I don't care. Kids are not held responsible, so I will make him responsible.
—Leave my property alone
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Used to feel sorry for beggars

Posted By on Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 9:19 AM

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An assistant manager at a busy shopping area saw a beggar stick his props (crutches that particular day) under his arm, wander over to his nice car, toss them in and drive away. Since then I don't feel sorry for beggars—they're often duping us all.
—Not So Naive Anymore
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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Who needs porn when there's the local library?

Posted By on Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 10:13 AM

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I love my community library, but the school kids are using it to make out in during the school days. Staff turn their backs—thanks! Now I genuinely hate going to the library because it's like milď soft porn with teens. Yuuuuck.
—Do Your Jobs, Librarians!!
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Down with slumlords

Posted By on Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 3:59 PM

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I'd like to chirp in with my two cents on this housing crisis we're experiencing in HRM. I am also looking for an apartment to rent. I found a two-bedroom in Woodside listed for a reasonable price and went to look at it the other day. When I arrived, I walked up a few flights of rotting, rickety wooden stairs (with holes in the boards) that seemed about to collapse. When I got to the top vacant flat and met the landlord, he pointed out a few broken windows that had been boarded up with plywood. He said, "These windows are old, so it can get chilly here in the winter." No kidding! And no mention of fixing the windows.

I ask if the heat/hot water is included. "No it's not, and it's electric heat so it can get pricey."

You walk into the apartment and you're hit with a smell of mold and dampness. The wood floors have white paint splattered ALL over it. The apartment has a tiny living room and kitchen all in one area, and it looks filthy and disgusting and run down. The two tiny bedrooms are painted god-awful colors, one is bright fuscia pink the other is bright smurf blue. Again, no mention of planning to clean the place or repaint before the next tenant. I felt like asking this guy, "Are you serious, bro?"

This place would probably end up costing well over $1,000 bucks when you factor in all the electric heat you will be paying to heat the outdoors with all these broken boarded-up windows. I should have confronted the landlord for trying to scam people into renting this squalid property that isn't fit for any human being. What a waste of my time! No wonder there were no photos on the ad. This property needs to be condemned! It looked like a squatter's house or a trap house. I got such bad vibes there. It's not even fit to squat in. In fact, I wouldn't sleep a night in that place if YOU paid ME!

If anything is going to change, we need to do our part. I think I am going to give the tenancy board a call and give them a heads up about the kind of slumlords they allow to operate in HRM. I too have had enough!
—Shut Er Down
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Halifax, you're barking up the wrong tree

Posted By on Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:39 AM

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This city is still in the Dark Ages. Why the hell can't I bring my dog on the bus or ferry? Why are there no actual dog parks here? If I wanted to bring my dog to the only off-leash dog-friendly area in the city, I have to go all the way to Point Pleasant Park, but guess what? I have to drive because Halifax Transit is so god damn lame they don't allow them. Why can I bring my dog on a street car, ferry, bus AND subway in any other city in Canada? (Also, the Common or that fenced-in parking space beside it doesn't count as dog parks either, folks.)
—A Real Bitch
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Friday, August 2, 2019

Pride Parade bitch

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 9:29 AM

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I want to thank the bitch in the pink t-shirt that ruined my Pride Parade.
I am a 66-year-old gay man and I have attended the every Pride Parade in Halifax from day one. I choose my spot in the shade and set up my chair two hours before the parade on Spring Garden Road across from the old library. You showed up just as the parade was coming and started taking pictures, blocking my view. I asked you to move, telling you I had been there for two hours before the parade started so I COULD SEE. You were very rude and didn't. Show some respect—THINK about others! Next year I hope you use your head and show respect, because I might not be around to ask you to move.
—Tom
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Broken hairbrush and SOL

Posted By on Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 2:23 PM

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Tried to buy a hairbrush today at the grocery store. Not one under $15. For a HAIR BRUSH!!! Seriously??? What is the world coming to???
—Unbrushed Hair, Don't Care
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Just drive

Posted By on Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Would you misguided potato-brained morons just stop trying to be so fucking “polite” when you drive, keep your right of way and stop, for fuck's sake, almost causing near-accidents!?! Are you doing the rest of us any favours by jamming your goddamn brakes on in the middle of a main traffic lane? Perhaps you’re related to the idiots who hit the brakes before turn signals. Smarten up before you do cause an accident, jackass.
—Adrenaline Spike
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

One-month housing challenge

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:41 PM

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Halifax is in the worst housing crisis in 20 years. If you call up any housing program or shelter, you are put on a list. A certain company bought a lot of low-income buildings with the promise to keep rents affordable, only to dishonour that and have even mothers having to leave and there is absolutely nowhere to go!

Like CB said in "HRM needs rent control," the $535 rent/lights allowance that is given out by Income Assistance used to make you live in infested buildings because the landlords knew we couldn't afford to move. Income Assistance is provided to people who can't work due to physical/medical/mental health problems. Believe me when I say it's not easy to receive that help. Many letters, medical forms and sleepless nights hoping to have your medication covered, only to have to use it to supplement the extra rent you need to pay. Can anyone out there find an apartment for $535 lights included?!?! By the way, that amount has not increased in over 20 years.

The people who drive by the "bums" begging for extra change should be extremely grateful they are going to a roof over their heads, with food and without being bitten all night by bed bugs!!!! No human should have to live in these environments but here we are, and not one paper thinks this crisis and these humans are  worth the front page.

Here is my thought: Why don't the people on the committee that decides what we are allowed live off, try living off it themselves for one month. Walk away from your nice home with your clean bed and the food you can sit down and eat without having a cockroach lurking by, and go pick up your check. Of course you will need to find housing with your $535, and cover damage deposit plus moving expenses plus hook-up fee for lights, etc. Then live off of what's left.

One month is all I ask. For anyone who understands/lives like me—Chronic Bronchitis and the hundreds more—let's push for this challenge. No one will listen to us. We need the evening news and newspapers to put this out there!!!! Cause we are here embarrassed, with low self-worth and have given up, so we stay in our shell. Well, that's if we even have one!!!!!!
—Welfare Bum
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Alcholics

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 10:36 AM

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to the lady who was comming out of the public washroom the other day go to the bars and drink at the bars i know it was you who was drinking in our public washroom the other day when i found your beer can in the washroom so stop hiding it i know your IMBARESTED ABOUT IT and i know you have a alchol problem so take your problem that you have stop hiding your beer can in your bookbag and take your alchol problem that you have and take it to the fucken bars! the same thing goes to the alcholic woman who keeps drinking in the mall washroom to take it to the bars you alcholic!
—Learn What A Bar Is!
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Posters down

Posted By on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:25 AM

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Back at the beginning of June, a local community group had a big yard sale. Many posters were stapled to many hydro poles across the north end. Today plenty of those posters remain, with a number ripped off and thrown to the sidewalk and streets. It would be nice if the sale organizers could organize a take down poster event…as should other people who plaster poles with their yard sale posters, etc.
—Be A Litter Quitter
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Watch out for that spider!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM

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Intrigued by a new dude on the scene? With a poor-me backstory about why he's here that seems too good to be true? Yeah, it really is. Run don't walk. Pro tip: He doesn't even want to fuck you, he just wants to get his garden watered or whatever.
—The Last Fly
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pissed off at "slow" traffic?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM

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Last time I checked, we don't have any autobahn roads in NS with no speed limit. If you think driving 160 is OK on public highway, you are being an ASS. Yes, the "slowpoke" doing 120 in the left lane was slowing you down, that is because he was only somewhat above the speed limit while passing people, instead of driving like an utter ass. Where the hell are you going that it is so urgent? Get a grip, or get a membership on a private circuit track and drive 200+ if you are serious about driving stupid fast. Don't put other people at risk with your entitled attitudes and dangerous driving habits.
—Pissed Off At Entitled Fast Drivers
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

HRM needs rent control!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM

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I am a person with a legitimate disability on assistance, although before you assume I'm a "welfare bum," please know that I work part-time as much as I physically can to supplement my very modest income. I am disgusted with trying to find a reasonable rental apartment in HRM. I'm looking for a simple one-bedroom apartment and I cannot find one for under $750. This is ridiculous.

Assistance only allows $535 for rent and landlords know this. They assume everyone on assistance is a bum who isn't worthy of having a home. They price all their units hundreds above that amount to ensure they will get working tenants. This is discrimination and not fair. Do you think most people on assistance choose to be? They do not. It is not an easy life living on a pittance.

I am doing everything I can do get out of the apartment I'm in now, which is infested with black mold. The place before this was 700 bucks a month and had bed bugs. I had to throw out all my furniture and lost everything! The landlord does nothing when I call for repairs, doesn't show up. But raises the rent each time I call. So that's why I stopped calling him to fix things (no one shows up anyway). I am feeling totally hopeless in this situation and am wondering if I will end up sleeping under an overpass in a sleeping bag.

I have tried to go on the wait list for Metro Housing, but you have to have a zero balance on your power bill first. My power bill WAS up to 500 bucks, but since I have been working part-time, I have gotten it down to 155 dollars owing. So I have to wait longer in this horrible unsafe place with mold until I can be placed on a wait list for an affordable apartment with Housing. I am a little reluctant to go to the only building that Housing has in my neighbourhood that allows people my age into the building (not seniors), because it had bad pipes and the tenants got Legionnaires' disease from living there. Also there is a known pyromaniac in the building who was never evicted, yet continues to set fires inside the building repeatedly.

HRM needs rent control. There needs to be more affordable housing, and landlords and rental companies need to STOP discriminating against people who need social services. We all need a roof over our heads. I am doing the best I can and I always pay my rent on time. I have never defaulted on my rent. I am clean and quiet. I have good references but bad credit due to my circumstances of trying to survive day to day in a world where the cost of living is more than what I am allotted by welfare. Please increase the housing allowance for welfare recipients and please start a rent control program—I know I am not the only one who is in this hopeless situation! I hope the municipal politicians read this and make changes. PLEASE HELP!
—Chronic Bronchitis—Now I Know Why
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