Friday, January 25, 2002
A preemptive callback
In a surprise move today, the head Condo Commando called me this morning. He excused himself for not getting back sooner by saying he was on sick leave, and that they weren't going to fine us. “Read the letter more carefully,” he said.
I scanned the letter. “ 'You will be subject …',” I said.
“That's a far cry from being fined,” he said. “So, do you have a dog?”
“No. I have a cat.”
“Pets aren't allowed here.”
“There are other people with cats,” I said. “Quite a few places.”
“Well, give me their names and addresses and I'll send them letters too.”
“I don't wish that! Besides, we have an indoor cat. It never goes outside. It's never been outside.”
“Well, the Vice President of the Board complained …” Aha! That's who turned us in! “… so I'll get back with him about it.” The call ended there.
I did not mention the other problem we're having. I figure since the head Condo Commando didn't mention it, he doesn't know and I suspect they may have gotten us confused with another unit, with a dog and unauthorized occupants.