JUST WALK AWAY
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published February 27, 2023
I was recently watching an interview of a black belt in karate.
In addition he was built like The Hulk. He started to say what
he does when someone curses him out and even challenges him to a
fight. I was certainly expecting him to describe how he turns
others into rubble. On the contrary, he said that whenever he
finds himself in that position, instead of fighting back, he
simply walks away. To say I was originally surprised is an
understatement. I mean this guy could pulverize any opponent.
Instead, he chooses to just walk away.
He spelled out why. If he beats someone up he faces both
criminal and civil charges. And for what? Because some dope
said a few nasty words about him? Much better to just walk away
from any situation that allows for it. Wow, I was impressed by
this guyís brain, not just his muscle.
It got me to thinking about my career in condominium and HOA
law. How much time in my life did I spend hearing board members
and unit owners verbally go at each other. How much time in my
life did I spend hearing unit or homeowners argue with other
unit or homeowners? Itís ridiculous.
In none of these arguments was anything accomplished
whatsoever. They were all a waste of time for those arguing and
everyone who unfortunately had to listen to the nonsense. Iíve
seen physical fights break out and even walkers and canes fly
through the air. And for what? What was accomplished?
So, board members, unit owners, home owners and even managers,
Iím talking to you. Next time someone is looking for a fight,
do what the karate guy does, walk away. It will probably drive
the other person crazy.
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Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.