Dominic Devoted has been the President of Broken and Bruised
Condo for as long as he cares to remember. He longs for Labor
Day because he knows that even the condo trouble makers
understand what Labor Day stands for. Even they know not to
bother him on what should be the holiest of holy days for board
members. For one day, Dominic knows he canít be bothered.
While it doesnít say so in the governing documents, itís
certainly an understood unwritten rule.
That is until Carla Decomplayner woke Dominic up with a call at
7am. Carla wanted to know if the Board had planned any special
activities for Labor Day. Dominic said yesÖSLEEP. And promptly
hung up the phone.
Dominic drifts back to dreaming and ÖÖÖ..BANG! He hears a car
accident in the parking lot. Ida Izblind just smashed her 1983
Camry with 3000 original miles into one of the new electric
vehicle charging stations. Ida blames Dominic for allowing
these ridiculous science fiction contraptions in the condo and
puts on her glasses after the damage is done.
As much as he wanted to stay in bed, Dominic ran down to make
sure Ida and the charging station were still in one piece. Nat
Nitpick, a retired CPA from New York catches Dominic in the
hallway. Nat says that if the Board would only listen him,
nobody would even have to pay maintenance every month. The
first thing he suggests is getting two sets of books and faking
an insurance claim. He said he did this for some other condos
in the Big Apple and it worked out well. In fact in about 7 1/2
-15 years, the directors will be able to tell you all about it.
Dominc manages to get away.
Running past the bulletin board he runs into Allen Agravate.
Allen is pointing at the notice of the upcoming board meeting
and starts swearing at Dominic for not giving the owners 175
days advanced notice of the meeting as required by Florida law.
Dominc says only 2 days is required. Allen says thatís
impossible because he attended one of those Condo Craze seminars
and he swears Glazer said 175 days is required and if not, the
President loses his car. Glazer canít be reached for comment.
Itís not even 8:00 am on Labor Day and Dominic is already
exhausted. He gets to the parking lot and Ida is fine. The
electric charging station is dented but at least nobody is
hurt. Then, Joe Muscles, who never seems to leave the gym,
threatens to pound Dominc into sawdust because he knows that
there is this new law that says directors canít serve more than
3 years in a row and Dominc is in his 5th year. He
better step down or else the DBPR will take away his wife and
kids. Dominc says the DBPR canít do that. Joe Muscles says
thatís impossible because he attended one of those Condo Craze
seminars and he swears Glazer said so. Domic promises to give
serious consideration to resigning anyway. Glazer still canít
be reached for comment.
No point in turning around and going back to sleep at this
point. Dominic figures now is as good a time as any to take a
lap or two in the pool. To his shock, Freddie Faker is in the
pool, and so is his pet porcupine. Dominc swears at Freddie to
get that damm pet out of the pool. Freddie says thatís not my
pet, itís my emotional support porcupine. Ever since the Heat
traded Lebron James, he provides me comfort. Itís difficult to
snuggle with says Freddie, but says thatís why he has a wife.
He also dares Dominc to pick it up if he wants it out of the
pool so badly.
Dominic leaves the pool and heads upstairs. Now he knows for
sureÖ..if heís crazy enough to be on the board next year on
Labor Day, heís staying at a hotel.