One of the things about condo life is that if you leave anything out “free to good home” someone inevitably takes it. Or so we thought. This piece of urban wisdom ultimately failed when someone in our building moved out and left behind a large chair. We are assuming that’s what happened, as there were other large pieces left behind in the parking lot around the same time a moving truck was loaded and this armchair appeared on the lawn in front of our unit. The spontaneous and coincidental arrival of furniture at the same time would be unlikely but not completely outside the realm of possibilities. At any rate, a reasonably nice black arm chair was gingerly placed on the lawn between the garden and the sidewalk in hopes some one would re-home it. At minimum, we figured the strata would get irritated and have it moved for being unsightly (even though it was really quite lovely in its time.) After receiving a photo of our broom on our front porch as a notice of violation, we were sure an entire piece of furniture wasn’t going to get a pass for sullying the facade of our decadent building in an up and coming neighbourhood currently enjoying a renaissance.