Letters – @Home Episode #4

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Below are the letters from @Home Episode 4. We'd love to know what you think! Do you agree with the panel or are they totally wrong? Have your say on these topics in the comments section.

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Run Lola Run


These 4 girls just drove off! They all hopped in one little red car, backed into the car parked behind them with such a force and such a noise that many came running and drove away! As they drove passed me with the windows down, I loudly said, “You need to go back girls!” several times. They didn’t. So I took down the details of the number plate as they took off and handed it to the owner of the damaged vehicle when he eventually came running.

I’ve two questions for your panellists, firstly do our young people now lack an ethical radar, as there were 4 of them and it only would have taken one to say, ”It’s wrong to drive off”, for them to take responsibility and do the right thing. Secondly, my dad, probably the most upstanding, ethical, honest man I’ve ever been privileged to know, always taught me to always offer help but always have a mind to leave other people’s trouble well alone and not put myself in harm’s way. Did I do the right thing in this instance?

CALVIN, NORTH BRIGHTON, SA


WHAT GOES AROUND


When I was 15 I had my first sexual encounter with the boy who lived next door. It was a really happy time and while we never formally became boyfriend and girlfriend, we enjoyed each other until he went to Uni and left home to live in a flat three years later.  22 years later I still think of him. We didn’t keep in touch but last week he moved into his mum and dad’s old house which is next door to me and my husband as we too live in my mum and dad’s old house. He came knocking at the door to say hello and got the shock of his life when I answered. His smile said it all and I’m sure my smile said as much to him as well. The only one who didn’t understand what was happening was my husband.

So YEP, I really want to have sex with him. I can’t stop thinking about it. I know it’s going to happen. The only thing I don’t know is what happens after that? Do we have a secret affair that goes on forever? If we keep it secret as we did all those years ago why can’t it go on forever? Yes, he’s happily married and so am I. I simply can’t hold back with these yearnings?? Any reason why I should not follow my desires?

EMILY, WEMBLEY DOWNS, WA


watchya step-dad


what happens now, please? What can we expect now that the borders and restrictions are slowly lifting? I don’t hear anyone telling us what to expect with the next stage of this Corona containment. We are very lucky living in Australia, and I feel much safer and reassured being here rather than being in the USA or Europe despite just being in lockdown for another 3 months here in Melbourne. It’s rampant everywhere else in the world. Are we being asked to just resume our day to day life? Do we look forward to one day travelling overseas again? Do we focus just on our own country?

There are so many real questions without so many real answers and the more I think about the future the more I realise how uncertain everything really is.  I don’t know what to say to my kids about the future. We bought a new house in January and we have just resumed the repayments. Apparently, the house is already worth 20% less now than it was when we bought it. Where’s the reassurances and the direction coming from our leaders? Can you please give me some peace of mind?

GABBY, NORTHCOTE, VIC