As further proof of the language problem I mentioned in my previous entry, I enclose some other electronic missives from my Fundamentalist neighbor. The topic this time is our upcoming HOA Board meeting:
Hi [NAME DELETED],
If "No one" offers to share their home, for the upcoming meeting, and we have to meet at Cadden's Office! Will there be a fee involved and what will that amount be?
Have you received the findings of the Reserve Study?
Could you please bring to the meeting the papers (the 2003 invoices from Ventana) that we looked at, when I came into your office, earlier this year?
I have already gone over the four Landscape contract submittals. Thanks for all of your hard work.
[NAME DELETED] NHHA ~ Treasurer
And here's an earlier message:
[NAME DELETED], What was it, that we did not understand about Article III, Section 1(u): "Parking?" It seems to state very clearly, as to what the homeowners are suppose to do. Whether or not they comply, remains to be seen. By chance, did this engaging of an attorney, for a legal opinion, cost the Homeowners of Northern Heights, any money?Why do we have to adopt something, that is already written out, in detail and in plain "English?" Some people have already added to their individual driveways. As far as owning, the streets (Private Streets), and I guess we owe our thanks to R/A for the undersizing of same, which Pima County refused to accept! NO! I do not feel that we should allow Parking on one side of the street, because this would only ad to our present situation. NO! I do not suggest that we paint a line down the middle of our streets either! If vehicles are in garages or on individual driveways, like they should be, we would not have a problem! NO! We do not need signs stating, "No Parking!" And finally, this item came up, just recently. NO! we do not and will not install "Speed Bumps!" Why should the entire sub-division be inconvenienced with humps in our streets? And last, but not least! We do not have to hire a street sweeping contractor, for our tiny little sub-division, go out an purchase a "Push Broom" for your own use and keep your own little portion of Northern Heights, CLEAN! In consideration of Northern Heights, a sign could be posted at the entry, stating "NO OUTLET, SPEED LIMIT 15 MPH~ENFORCED, NO PARKING ON STREETS AFTER DARK, PRIVATE COMMUNITY, NO SOLICITORS, KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL, PICK UP YOUR OWN GARBAGE AND PLACE IT IN YOUR REFUSE CONTAINER!" Take your choice, but just remember, "We must as individuals, put forth the effort in order to bring about "UNITY."
Punctuation is one of the principal means of conveying tone in written English. That's why it's so hard to figure out my neighbor's intentions. The other members of our Board have frequently felt that he was angry at them, when he claimed not to be. And they're Fundamentalist right-wingers just like him.