It’s the anguished question from the fourth book of the Old Testament.
It was the astonished phrase that opened the first telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington in 1844.
It could also be used to express complete disgust at a current HOA news story from Detroit.
Waterford homeowner Natalie Forte bought a Chevy Volt which she charged from an outlet in her shared HOA garage. She had no problem with paying an extra charge for the power. But she says her HOA demanded four times the amount of power that her Chevy Volt actually used.
What did the HOA do? LOL! They just disconnected all the power to Natalie’s garage, forcing her to use a 100 foot extension cord to charge the Volt from her condo.
Really? Can HOA vindictiveness get any more ridiculous than this?
Another perspective: what hath been wrought by men and women who are true HOA utopian believers, that worship at the altar of Property Values?
This HOA is not interested in solving the problem, but in exacerbating it by punishing the Volt owner for her alleged HOA “crime” of using the electric outlet in her garage. We see this dynamic so often in HOAs. Sometimes problems are created out of thin air by self-proclaimed demi-gods.
HOAs with Volt issues will have this problem to add to their anti-Volt revolt.