There are a lot of bicycles in the courtyard of our building and apparently the association of owners have decided they no longer want them there. About two weeks ago notices on attorneys' letterhead appeared in the entry to the building, announcing the new policy and giving people until September 19 to remove their bicycles. After that date, it went on in menacing tones, any remaining bicycles would be removed without further notice.
September 19 has passed. The bicycles remain. As I enter the courtyard each day I wonder what I will find: bikes, no bikes, picketing bike owners, shouting apartment owners? So far, nothing at all. The bikes remain, the notice remains, and Paris remains. Probably the lawyer's bill remains as well.