First Apartment Residential Meeting.🌹

We have our next apartment meeting next Friday, here is what happened at the last one 😬😉


Picture the scene, John and I walking into the residential lounge in our apartment block for our first ever residential meeting.

There were quite a few people sat in the lounge already.

Good morning I said and everyone said good morning back, I felt so awkward. To break the ice I said it’s like being a hotel and coming down for breakfast. They laughed at that, thank goodness they got my humour…….. This how it went from then!

Large man:   Wait till the fighting starts

Me:  What!

Thin lady with fluffy slippers:  Oh yes, hmm, it was two women last time.

Me: looking at John , I said loudly, perhaps we should sit near the exit then.

That brought another laugh from the crowd.

There late said one resident looking at her watch,

Large man: No they have two minutes, I think that they have just pulled up,  yes it’s them, they have one minute to go.

I looked out of the window to see the two women running up the driveway, obviously knowing that they were cutting it fine and what reception they would get.

Two officers:  Opening the door, Good morning everyone, how are we all today

Large man:  You’re late

Two officers:   No its just half past, shall we get on with the meeting.

I won’t bore you with it all but there were some bits that amused me which I will tell you about.

Large man’s thin wife:   We are aware  that dogs can visit residents here but we have noticed that one whippet is staying over.

Two officers: We would need proof of that happening

Another man:  What do we have to do? Should we go round with a poop a scoop to collect evidence

Another lady:  We could knock on her door and ask if we can take a photo of the dog having a sleepover.

By this time I was giggling so much, I knew it would make a post on here.

A stern looking lady:    it’s not going to be a problem for much longer, the lady has said she is moving out.

A general mumble went round the room of approval.

The poor woman I thought, I really liked seeing that whippet, it was as good as gold.

Two officers: Is there anything else?

Large man’s thin wife:  The lift was out-of-order the other week and I had to ring the help line I know it’s a local call but I felt they made me wait and I was paying for the call. I don’t suppose that could be knocked off the service charge?

Two offices: No sorry.

Loud woman: When the gardeners come to do the gardens they are blowing the leaves over the fence and leaving them there. Why can’t they blow them into a pile and then take them away with them.

Two officers: They are not contracted to take them away, non of our sites offer that facility.

Loud woman:  Well the odd leaf can blow back over and it looks a mess.

Me: thinking to myself let me get out of here!

Eventually the meeting drew to a close I felt for the two officers and when she said is that it for today. I had to speak up and say:

I know we have not been here very long, but can I just say how welcomed we have be made to feel and how beautiful the apartments are, such a beautiful location and everywhere is spotlessly clean .

Large man’s thin wife:  That’s because we have meetings like this, we keep the standards up.

Two officers: Thank you that is lovely to hear and nice to end the meeting on a positive.

Quick I said to John let’s get out of here before we get lynched ! and we hurried out of the lounge saying Bye bye everyone.

To be fair a few people did say Goodbye back to us, the rest are probably plotting our demise !

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  1. I’m sorry Elaine. You had me giggling. People are so serious about stuff, aren’t they? I get that there are rules that need to be followed, but I wish they could hear themselves. Glad you got out of there alive! LOL

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  2. I have never understood the meetings that occur within apartment complexes. Is it strictly a European thing do you suppose? I’ve lived in apartments all over the US and we never had anything like them. They are amazingly funny though when you write about them. the meetings, not the apartments, I mean.

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  3. Oh no these meetings really never go well! We used to have them all the time in Kenya and everyone just kept fighting and eventually one of my neighbours stabbed another neighbour and the meetings stopped for a while.

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