“I have bought a Condo.”
I remember hearing those words for the first time and thinking ‘Wow’.
A condominium was the trendy and cool place to live. I believed that anyone who lived in a condo had to be a real ‘jet-setter’ and lived a very sophisticated urban life.
My brother’s friend, a young hip professional guy, had just bought a condo and was throwing a party to which I was invited. I was thrilled to be on the invitee list and to see inside my very first condo!
In my mind I envisioned the condo as a large space with high ceilings, big windows and 2 levels. Definitely 2 levels. The kitchen would be state-of-the-art and the furniture would be modern. And the bathroom…..!!?? After all it was the early 1980’s and everything was excessive.
The night of the party I donned my best – big shoulder pads, big hair.
After introductions I began my own personal tour of this condo. The windows – not so big but there was a sliding glass door to a (small) balcony, the kitchen was a galley-style kitchen and the ceilings were only 9 ft. high. And try as I might I could not find the spiral staircase leading to the 2nd floor! After a while I realized that it wasn’t the fact that there were so many people in attendance but that the condo was not large.
Then reality sunk in – the ‘condo’ was an apartment with ownership.
Sometimes reality bites!
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