Thursday, March 8, 2012
My mother has a history of ordering the one bad meal on the menu whenever we go to a restaurant. This combined with her propensity for choking—typically on a particularly sharp shell found in her crab soup, gristle in her cheeseburger or a small but debilitating bone in her fish—always makes for a memorable evening out.
We’ve had a lot of experience with this, but one instance stands out due to...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Yesterday I went into the community clubhouse to renew my lease for yet another year—partly because I like my apartment, but also because I’m far too lazy to clean out my car, let alone pack everything up and move.
As I was sitting there waiting to sign the papers and eating a caramel chew that I swiped from the communal candy dish, I overheard a young couple rattling off a list of complaints to...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Cable Operators and Phone Company’s want your business, especially if you have 200 units or more. The reason is obvious; they make heaps of money off your property. In looking at some average cable and internet penetration levels for a standard 200 unit complex, the operator will bring in about $10,790.00 a month. This is using a 65% penetration level and an average resident paying $83 a month....
Friday, July 29, 2011
The future is all about Wi-Fi. For some, this trend has already started. Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network for Internet access. It will soon be everywhere as cable providers expand their networks to include Wi-Fi, but for a price. Over the next few years, you may be forced to offer this service in almost all of your community access areas, such as your lobby, washroom, swimming pool, etc....