I am very much afraid that Ed and I are the yuppie equivalent of rural white trash. We live in a condo and don’t have a yard, but if we DID, it would be covered in vehicles and refrigerators and oil drums full of holes because we were shooting at them while drunk on Coors Light in a non-ironic way.
I’m slowly getting used to living under the all-seeing thumb of a strata, but it’s definitely an adjustment. On one hand, it’s good to see that the building actually gets things done – it seems that each week there’s a new notice in the elevator about improvements to security or new amenities being installed. On the other hand, it is sometimes a giant, inconvenient pain in the ass.
Next week they’re going to be power washing the parkade and have asked that everyone remove their vehicles for the day. This is a fairly benign request, and while it may cause some juggling and the McDonald’s parking to be suspiciously full for the day, it’s not that big a deal.
.. unless you’re the yuppie equivalent of rural white trash, as Ed and I are.
Sure, we only have one car. That can be moved wherever, whenever (we’re meant to be together; my boobs are small lalala). But what about the three scooters and three bicycles we have? That’s seven goddamn modes of transportation I have to magically move out of the parkade and put somewhere else while they wash all the grime and dust out of our car hole. I can only ride one thing at a time, so that takes care of Lola and Ed’s scooter – if it’s not raining – but what about the other five? This is very annoying.
I’m fully aware that this is a ridiculous problem to have – oh poor me, I have too many toys and nowhere to put them – but I’m surprised that someone didn’t think that MAYBE it might be a problem for 55 family units to remove all vehicles and bicycles for a day. Most people may only have one car and a couple of bikes, tops – but there’s at least one other family in our building with two motorcycles in addition to the family car. Maybe Ed and I shouldn’t collect vehicles like other people collect headboard notches – but a life without seven different transportation options (8 if you include transit) is not a life I want to be living.