Our United States Postal Service. That is not "officially" their motto but it's what I always remember.
Yesterday three large envelopes appeared in my mail. My Last name and Maui address were on the return label. WHAT? Someone mailed something to my neighbors (all three addresses were my subdivision)?? I sure didn't so my heart was racing. Was someone pretending to be me and cause a ruckus? I'm not running for any office (elections are in March 2017, for heaven's sake). Are people stirred up about the cats again?
I quickly ripped one open. It was the mailing Mr. Ralph sent in 2012 to all this subdivision owners regarding the letter the Chairperson sent to the police, calling ten of us "criminals and terrorists". These three were return to this address FOUR YEARS later as UNDELIVERABLE.
Did someone just clean out the storeroom at the post office? Whatever. It just brought my valiant ethical and honest man into my forefront for the day. It was a crazy horrible situation at the time (still makes me angry when I think about it) to realize that a crazy person could put all of this crap IN WRITING, send it to the police without evidence of any wrongdoing ... and the police department had to visit each named family and read them their rights so they could question them.
I wish Mr. Ralph were here to see me having the last laugh! Just a few months after he died, the Chair was dismissed from the Board (additional persecution of neighbors he didn't like). And here I am! Helping to make this Board visible to all as well as transparent instead of secretive. When we first moved in I asked for names and contact information for the Board. The property manager would not give it to me! The Board changed every other month as people who would NOT do his bidding quit. He did not want to hear from his neighbors.
Now I publish a monthly Newsletter that contains names and email addresses for the Board members as well as our two committees. We answer every phone call and respond to email within 24 hours. We are applying the same rules to all Owners (which has been a big task after 10 years of not doing so).
I believe in Karma.