Sunday, March 13, 2005

i do it for the money...

i am the president of the civic association in our little trailer park. well, it's not exactly a trailer park. and i don't really do it for the money. in fact i don't get paid at all. in fact, one might say i'm freaking crazy to put up with some of the shit that i put up with for nothing. but it's an awesome neighborhood, with an incredible sense of community, and a really beautiful lake. but right about now i'm about to pick up our little trailer and move it on out of the hood. dealing with a potential subdivision that may puncture through our "impenetrable" borders, i have spent far too much time thinking, writing, and ruminating on how to make 120+ dues paying members happy with the decision. it's a thankless job, and i had to field a number of phone calls today from neighbors who were very upset. were it not for the encouragement and ability to make me laugh from a couple of neighbors/friends, i'm sure i would quit this 'well-compensated' position.

speaking of money, do you believe in penalizing success? just an interesting thought that hit me today. write a comment if you're so inclined. maybe one day -- if i live through this neighborhood issue -- i'll figure out how to create a poll.

be well. live well.

5 comments:

Philip said...

any good ideas where'd you move to? doing volunteer stuff for folks who don't appreciate it is really hard.

the poll thing: you need help?

kevin said...

after my recent ski trip in my old stompin' ground of summit county, colorado, i'm ready to move there. but with M's recent promotion and both set of the beasties' grandparents so close to our present location, it ain't happening anytime soon. besides we really do love this community, it's just stressful right now.

kevin said...

p.s. i might take you up on the poll thing. any tips on where to start?

Evan said...

Well, although it’s not strictly monetary advice, a very nice lady who used to work for me was fond of pointing out that “No good deed goes unpunished.”
True? I suppose not, but it sure can seem that way sometimes…
-E

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