Real Estate Boy

by John Schoneboom

Grotty Edna shared a room with Jenkins, an arrangement she loved very much. Jenkins, for his part, seemed to resent her presence. Not only did he constantly express his strong preference for his own room, he rarely acknowledged Edna at all, claiming instead that his roommates included an assortment of highly territorial teddy bears led by a charismatic Bunny.

Grotty Edna was greatly piqued by all of this, naturally. Her injuries notwithstanding, she knew precisely what she must do about it.

She decided to help him out, by way of seizing the moral high ground. She began to investigate creative financing options herself.

She soon found an eager seller who was willing to be abject about the financing. When she approached Jenkins and told him she had arranged to buy a triplex with a low-interest first mortgage where the seller would accept a balloon payment with a ten year fuse, the boy was stricken with a bout of the giggles.

"That's great!" he sputtered. "When do I move in?"

"You?" said Edna. "I'm afraid you have badly misunderstood."

Later, the two of them became even more estranged.
Grotty Edna shared a room with Jenkins, an arrangement she loved very much. Jenkins, for his part, seemed to resent her presence. Not only did he constantly express his strong preference for his own room, he rarely acknowledged Edna at all, claiming instead that his roommates included an assortment of highly territorial teddy bears led by a charismatic Bunny.

Grotty Edna was greatly piqued by all of this, naturally. Her injuries notwithstanding, she knew precisely what she must do about it.

She decided to help him out, by way of seizing the moral high ground. She began to investigate creative financing options herself.

She soon found an eager seller who was willing to be abject about the financing. When she approached Jenkins and told him she had arranged to buy a triplex with a low-interest first mortgage where the seller would accept a balloon payment with a ten year fuse, the boy was stricken with a bout of the giggles.

"That's great!" he sputtered. "When do I move in?"

"You?" said Edna. "I'm afraid you have badly misunderstood."

Later, the two of them became even more estranged.
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