On a blank canvas, if we could re-invent the world, would we paint rules, or puppies?
We can’t re-invent the world.
Though we can reinvent how we deal with it. Hmm …
But my problem isn’t me? Or is it?
We must deal with rules and how people interpret them. Or ignore – either partially or completely as if that might produce fewer consequences.
I have my own share of past embarrassments, so maybe I’m extra-sensitive when I’m on the business end of someone else’s decisions …
Most often I think, people ignore them until it becomes convenient to hide behind them.
It was a challenging day yesterday – on two fronts. But on two other fronts, a lunch meeting I very much enjoyed and an interview with someone that took most of the afternoon – two story tellers competing for airtime. It was good time. It was a good day. In terms of decisions others made, or might be making, I wouldn’t rank it highly – but, overall, a day of much learning for me. That’s an interesting feeling, at my stage of being … and like that.
The more I deal with people, rules, laws and ‘administrative-think’ people, the more I love my dog.
P.S.: many thanks to those who wished Gusta well in court yesterday – the matter was heard and a decision will rendered when we go back to court on Tuesday … unless the other side decides to change their position which appears unlikely. My love/hate experiences with rules, people who substitute hind-ward convenient views of rules to explain someone’s choices is an exercise in substituting intelligence and reasonableness – why can’t we all just be nicer? Somehow, if I’d chosen a career in the law … I expect I’d be a defendants lawyer, perhaps tilting at windmills too much, but never feeling I hadn’t tried to right an injustice. Anyway, my lawyer – really nice guy – has several times cautioned me on the extraordinary costs that are mounting vis-à-vis our chances of losing. My explanation is simply, ‘what self-respecting dog owner wouldn’t do the same?’ I’m hopeful Gusta won’t need to find a new home in a hurry – but given the escalation of this already, if the condo-board loses, I expect their lawyer (obviously not a dog lover) would push them to appeal.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 2C/35F, clear and breezy – a perfect day of working away at so many brilliant ideas, I couldn’t wait to get back to put my fingers on keys. Gusta, of course, has no appreciation of her fate being in the hand of courts, laws, arguments and officiousness but if life was a blank canvas she might paint condo-board members as fire-hydrants …
How awful .. I’m cheering FOR Gusta and AGAINST the condo board!!, BR, Calgary, AB
Good Luck on this discussion Mark – I know it will be wracking your emotions, MK, Calgary, AB
Mark: Sorry to hear about the stuff you are dealing with the Condo Board and the amended by-laws. Good luck today and nil desperandum or "do not let the bastards grind you down"!, Best, PL, Calgary, AB
I wish the best of luck to Gusta today, AK, Calgary, AB
Good luck in Gusta fight !!!, AN, Calgary, AB
Good Luck to you & Gusta in court today. Discrimination against pets? Why Not? Only because she does not have a voice to speak out for herself. Any other aspect of the human race would be crying discrimination!!! IS she not a family member? Prayers for you, Estevan, SK