Letters: Families on breadline are pawns paying for errors of others
Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30
It's not too often that I'll be stuck for words, but this is exactly what happened to me a few days ago while out delivering mail of a political nature.
A similar incident happened to me in 2011 during the presidential election when I knocked on a door and after assuming there was nobody at home, I was about to turn to walk away when the door opened and a woman with tearful eyes greeted me.
On asking her 'was there something wrong? she did not reply but thrust her hand with a piece of paper in it towards me. On reading it, I felt utterly helpless, as it was a letter from the bank threatening repossession of her home.