Our building has underground parking. When you pull into the garage there’s a sign that says “Stop. Wait. Watch. Security is everyone’s responsibility.” The idea, of course, is to make sure that potential car theifs and vandals don’t sneak in behind you.
What I’d like to know is this: if I’m sitting and waiting and some car pulls in behind me, what exactly am I supposed to do? Am I going to confront this person to make sure they live here? Or if some shady-looking character wanders in on foot before the gate closes, am I expected to do something about this? Spy on him from behind a pillar, perhaps? Lock myself in the car and hope I get enough reception on my cell phone to call 911? I don’t think so. I suppose I could go tell the building manager, assuming it isn’t late at night. But otherwise I think I’ll leave the security detail to our larger, male residents!