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Dysfunctional People

This place, Imperial Plaza, is the same as the way our government functions ie: city, state and federal. They all function the same way, as a dysfunctional entity. However, as a functioning democracy it keep trying and trying until there is more good events than bad events that come into focus and is put in action.

But, like the present federal administration, the administration here at Imperial Plaza speak to us people as if we are children and we do not understand anything. The things the administration think we may understand is talked in circles, trying to confuse and cram so much together that we may forget what the promises were all about in the first place.

As an example: we were told a new camera system will be installed and watched so that policy violators will be caught and dealt with. Around the same time the twenty four seven help desk is now normal work hours. We are told there is a money problem and a manpower problem. Therefore, where is the money coming from for the new cameras. Furthermore, who would watch the cameras or respond to the violation after normal work hours?

I am one that can deduce from the hypocritical speeches and there is more than me that can do the same thing. If only the whiners that cry about all the legitimate things that are wrong would get into action and attend townhall meetings, committee meetings and make official complaints. This does not mean to start at the top and work downward but use the chain-of-command. So far, all I see around here is people sitting around complaining and not attending anything and speaking out nor becoming part of the few committees to get things enacted.

This is a wonderful place and have a lot going on. All that is needed is guidance and people participation to make it better. We need people that can come together and garner enough strength to keep people that speak falsely, trying to seduce us into every word is true, at bay. This can’t be done by only talking to each other and never to the ones that can do some good. Almost a thousand people here and only about a couple dozen, or so, of us have the fortitude to grab the torch and go forward.

Changing subjects, about twenty of us went to Virginia’s Safari Park. Taking pictures of, petting, feeding and simply watching all the animals. Great trip and great lunch. Jamestown is for next week and that should be great also. I haven’t been there in years and I can hardly wait for Wednesday to get here.

My wife and I went on a mystery bus tour with Sunshine Tour Bus. We didn’t know where we were going until we got there nor did we know, after we got there, what we would tour. We went to Atlanta, Georgia and stayed at the Marriott Resort/Spa for four days at Stone Mountain, Georgia. We toured all of Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Martin Luther King’s church and tomb. It was really great.

As I have said in other blogs, as seniors fun, travel and freedom to do whatever you want to do was paid for in years of toil and saving. My wife and I will enjoy ourselves as much as possible until age slow us down until we can not do it anymore. But, while we can, we will. HAVE FUN SENIORS!!

Lack of Communication

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In my last blog I said to get someone’s attention that is hard to get to, rattle their cage.  I did just that and I did not exactly hear from the person, I heard from a representative and made an appointment for lunch.  My calendar stay rather full and the lunch date was today, after a five day wait.  I made room on my schedule just for that.  The cancellation was made by, again, a representative.  Now this is twice I’ve been insulted or must the “queen” only speak through others?  I do not; I speak for myself and make my own appointments.  I am at home and “the queen” is in my home.

I had many things to talk about at the lunch and all week I was constantly thinking about it, rethinking it, listening to others (residents and staff) without them knowing I was listening.  All the things I heard were interesting as well as disturbing.  Because of some of the disturbing things, some of the staff is gone.  Some of that is due to nepotism.  I do not call her “queen” (I purposely did not capitalize the word) because of non-socialization but due to the nepotism also.

Yesterday I attended the Townhall Meeting and was surprised at the information that was given.  The Head Maintenance man (he is new) talked the longest and answered many questions.  This eliminated most of the things I wanted to talk to the “queen” about.  This told me one thing; there is a lack of communication.  Remember the old movie “Cool Hand Luke”?  When the warden was about to punish Steve McQueen, he stated “What we have here is a lack of communication.”

I found out that there are volunteer committees, here at Imperial Plaza, which deals with almost every operation of Imperial Plaza.  If everyone know about where to get information, complain or make a suggestion, a lot of things would not have gotten out of hand.  That does not solve the problem with the staff and we here at Imperial Plaza have some very good people that are ready to leave after many years of service.  I believe the solving of that goes back to nepotism, communication and socialization.  By socialization I mean to get out among the people and be one-on-one (without an entourage) and to not make people afraid of their jobs (as I have heard from too many people).

I will make another date to see the “queen” and I will again attempt to help others.  If anyone have any input, contact me.