We live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association.
When we first moved here, I was voted in to serve on the Board. What a mess THAT little exercise was! Since it was the first home owners association we have ever been part of, little did I know the politics and power plays that go on.
There is a small group of people who have the need to control everything. (I have since learned that this is "normal" for these types of committees.)
They set their own agenda, and pretty much do whatever they want doing. A lot of politicking goes on, and it winds up with "our' side against "their" side. And the issues they fight over are really peanuts.
So I served the Board, found out what it is like, and couldn't wait to have my term expire. As a matter of fact, I quit before my term was up.
I have lived too long to continue to fight with red squirrels, put up with all the petty bickering and in-fighting, and play with power mongers.
I mean! When I think of all the things going on in my life and country, the pettiness of a homeowners association is really quite irrelevant.
I have lived too long to suffer fools gladly and participate in time wasting arguments about how something should be worded.
Boards have a tendency to want all things done with great verbosity. The more words, the better.
In my book, the more words the more confusion they create.
So today is our annual association meeting. I have read the agenda, and it is more of the same stuff they have been fighting over for the past 5 years.
I am not going. Neither is DH. We are giving our proxy to one of our neighbors who likes to attend such things, and have made clear what our vote choices are.
I am going to spend my day walking with Winnie, doing a ten minute strength exercise and get some quilting done.
Heck. I just may throw talking DH into going out to lunch, and then to walk one of our beautiful trails.
It is a lovely Autumn day here..........much too beautiful to waste it by attending a stupid meeting where nothing but arguing will get accomplished.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to walk I go!!!
The woods are calling, and I must go!