Real Estate Boy

by John Schoneboom

Grotty Edna shared a room with Jenkins, an arrangement with which she had neither qualms nor arguments. Jenkins, for his part, seemed to find the situation insufferable in the extreme. 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 army of beings who would inhabit the socks he routinely tossed down from the upper bunk at bedtime.

Grotty Edna's pride was wounded by all of this, naturally. Despite her sensitive nature, she knew exactly what she must do about it.

She decided to help him out, by way of establishing various superiorities. She began to look into alternative accommodations herself.

She soon found an anxious seller who was willing to be creative with 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 flabbergasted.

"That's amazing!" he cried. "When do I move in?"

"You?" said Edna. "I'm afraid you've grabbed this thing by the wrong handle here."

When they were very old, they would sometimes look back on these events and be unable to remember them.
Grotty Edna shared a room with Jenkins, an arrangement with which she had neither qualms nor arguments. Jenkins, for his part, seemed to find the situation insufferable in the extreme. 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 army of beings who would inhabit the socks he routinely tossed down from the upper bunk at bedtime.

Grotty Edna's pride was wounded by all of this, naturally. Despite her sensitive nature, she knew exactly what she must do about it.

She decided to help him out, by way of establishing various superiorities. She began to look into alternative accommodations herself.

She soon found an anxious seller who was willing to be creative with 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 flabbergasted.

"That's amazing!" he cried. "When do I move in?"

"You?" said Edna. "I'm afraid you've grabbed this thing by the wrong handle here."

When they were very old, they would sometimes look back on these events and be unable to remember them.
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