I went to a work colleagues Condo HOA party tonight. I shall mention that it was fabulous, Sex & the City type of event. It was sooo Cosmo.
My colleague (whom I interact with, but do not work for the same company) is 24, and bought an upscale loft in downtown LA (I hope it's family money because he's starting to make me feel like a real loser). He lives with his 23 year old brother. At the association meeting he was talked into hosting bi-weekly parties for all of the condo owners. The flyer said, beer and food will be provided, please bring your own spirits or wine.
I brought a bottle of Sky vodka, because it's what I had on hand. When I arrived, there was a jar with money in it with the club name on it. It really wasn't obvious that you should contribute money too. Colleague asked me to collect money because he knows I'm really good at it, but I refused and said it wasn't polite because it wasn't on the flyer. And also, I wasn't working for any of my volunteer organizations and really didn't feel like it.
These two should not be expected to feed and supply beer every two weeks for at least half of the 60 units. That's not fair. It's enough that their condo will be the gathering place with the clean up and all.
So do they put an admission price on the flyer, e-mail that there are other costs involved and to please provide some monetary donations? I mean how do they do this with good taste?
I very much expect to attend again, and next time since I know the situation, will bring drinks and money, but myself like others hadn't really thought about it.