Last night we had our first condo meeting. About 20/36 people showed up. We've got some really good peeps running the show. Long story short: our building was being run by a management company that never took care of shit and paid themselves $700/month of our collective fees. So - the residents voted to fire them and took over the job themselves. Really nice peeps and LIVE here, so they know the score. Plus, they pay themselves cheaper at $500/month to cover managerial expenses. I wouldn't want the job, though. I like to shirk responsibility. See? SHIRK SHIRK SHIRK! SHIRK THE THIRD STARRING MIKE MYERS AS SHIRK.
Condo meetings are funny because after someone proposes something you need someone to 'second' it. Like - "Mrs. Toothwiggler in #207 wants us to look into the use of sprinklers indoors on hot days. Who seconds that?" And then whoever wants to second it, raises their hand. It's like being at an auction, but not really having to commit to the result.
I like knowing where my $ is going though. And I like being given the chance to vote on what stuff should happen here. Like, we were talking about types of building security systems. And I proposed that we build a moat around the building. And the people voted and the vote was no. But, still. Democracy. It's not like I wanted pirhannas in it though.
Next meeting, I am going to suggest a perimeter of holographic sharks.