Wednesday, March 22, 2006

      ( 9:08 AM ) teahouse
Caught in the Crosshairs

Last week, on my way out of my apartment building, a strange woman introduced herself to me on the elevator and asked, "Are you a new unit owner?"

I confirmed that I was.

She immediately got excited. "I'd like to stop by your apartment tonight," she said. "A bunch of us are putting together a petition and we'd like you to sign it. The Board is behaving outrageously and we want to call a special meeting TO OVERTHROW THEM!"

She'd started out speaking softly, but as her narrative progressed, her voice got louder and more high-pitched, and she got more and more agitated.

"Uh..." I responded. I didn't have a chance to say anything else, because we reached the ground floor and exited the building.

When I got home I saw that she'd slid a thick petition under my front door, with a note to call her. It also said that she hoped I wouldn't sign any OTHER petitions, just hers.

I didn't call her, but I sent her an email saying thanks, but as a new owner, I wasn't comfortable signing anything just yet.

Now I have to avoid her in the hallways, though..lest she suck me into her vortex again.

I guess I was naive when I thought that escaping my evil landlord and buying a place of my own would be the end of my problems!

There's a constant Civil War going on in this building.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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