I headed to the credit union this afternoon to deposit a check, and realized as I parked my car that I’m no longer just a member. I’m now a “member-owner”.

Frankly, in my new ownership role, I’d like to have been consulted before they wasted all that time and money painting over the “member” signs on fifty parking spaces. I really don’t think I’d feel any less of an ownership stake if they’d skipped this particular step.