According to the Aspen Daily News (“Residents at the Ute City building being told to only use the back door,” Dec. 30) Natalia Shvachko and husband Michael Sedoy are unwilling to share the front door, hallway and main elevator of the building they live in with their neighbors, the three affordable housing tenants who occupy units a level below their free market condos. Ugh. What obnoxious people. And how typical of Aspen society, where millionaires are considered poor by billionaires, to tolerate such behavior. In most places, such snobs would be shunned, made afraid to walk streets and frequent shops because of the public humiliation they would (and should) be subjected to.
Shvachko and Sedoy may, of course, be found legally correct. If they are, one can only agree with Dickens’ Mr. Bumble; “The law is an ass.” Whether they prevail or lose in court, Shvachko and Sedoy make me happy and proud to be living in Carbondale (or almost anywhere except Aspen, where the skiing is great and a great many people have lost touch with ordinary human reality).