Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I've never been skiing, but now I can imagine what its like

When you live in a condo you’re required to pay condo fees. With these condo fees you expect certain amenities. This morning as I was hydroplaning down my steps that were covered in a rock solid 4” layer of ice I couldn’t help but wonder why that wasn’t one of those amenities covered. I mean really, it’s only like 10 steps, is it too much to ask to scrape them off in the middle of an ice storm? I don’t expect them to be totally clean, I’m a reasonable person, but could you at least try and knock it down to an inch or two so I at least have a fighting chance? Oh and while you’re at it could you try and dust off that jagged layer of ice from the railing so that when I use it to keep my balance as I’m skiing down the stairs I don’t rip my hands to shreds. That would kick ass. Thanks condo association, I appreciate it.

6 comments:

Anthony said...

Eric, I am sorry, but shouldn't you have known that it was icy and taken the appropriate measures not to bust your ass on the stairs. Since you are an engineer, maybe you should design something that could melt the ice on your steps and then get your condo association to buy the idea from you.

Just a thought.

Wait....is that the Whambulance that I hear?

Mike said...

You handle ice worse than anybody I've ever met. I hope your braces are ok.

Matthew said...

Ice? What ice? There wasn't a storm here recently.

Eric said...

Anthony-I didn't bust my ass, I managed to keep my feet, it just the principle of the matter, who doesn't salt a set of concrete steps, thats ridiculous.

Mike-FU, I fell once, and thats when I was trying to slide on purpose. Don't act like you're some ice guru. ITS ICE, PEOPLE SLIP, its not some special skill you can acquire.

Matthew-This doesn't absolve the weathermen of anything, they were still at least 24 hours late on their predictions.

Mike said...

Yeah, fired up.

Los said...

Sometimes, condo fees are about as difficult to explain as our country's fascination with Anna Nicole.