I'm checking the mail (snail mail, the stuff they physically send and you
need to put a stamp on, etc.) and I notice that the Condo Association has
decided it was time to repaint the mailboxes—I suppose to ensure that
property values don't fall too precipitously because of lackluster
So I'm looking a freshly silver painted set of mailboxes. They look nice
and all, in a Tin Man sort of way, when I notice that it appears that the
painter in question had used not only spray paint, but had neglected to
cover up the actual keyholes. I suppose that keeping the mailboxes
from actually being used is one way to keep them looking nice.
I force my key in, and spend a few seconds forcing the key to turn. Now
granted, it might have been difficult to turn due to the rather large amount
of mail that had accumulated there, but that still doesn't excuse the silver
paint (of course, being in the lock means the paint takes longer to
dry) all over my key and hands.
Bloody condo association!
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