September 22, 2003

A Neighbor's Petition

So, here I was all situated to type up a "real" entry and I wasn't sure what to write about. And then there was the sound of my doorbell ringing. A neighbor I have never encountered before was standing on the other side of my door when opened it, poised with a petition calling for more lighting in our parking lot. Apparently, his vehicle was burglarized sometime last night and his CD player was taken. Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened to a tenant of this building. Andrew and I have a 4-disk CD player installed in our car but it is hidden from view and so we have not been made victims as of yet, but it is something that occasionally worries me. We don't live in a bad neighborhood. In fact, 1.4 million dollar town houses were erected not too long ago across the street from this building. There are condos to the side that run $2500 a month. Andrew and I both added our names to the bottom of the petition, despite our knowing how the building management has responded to this problem in the past (passively). I am not confident that they will be moved to take any action in this instance even with the collective support of the residents. I wished him good luck and he moved on to my next-door neighbor.

-- CrystalShiloh @ 09:14 PM