Day: June 12, 2005

Gonzo real estate

As I headed down the driveway one morning this week, I noticed a car parked alongside Greenbriar Lane, the private road owned by us and our nearest neighbors. A couple and their two kids stood in our lower lawn, gazing at the house. Oh joy, I thought. A family of Maryland yuppies and their BMW.

“Can I help you?”

“We’re house hunting,” the mother said. “This looks like a nice house. How much is it?”

I looked around to make sure someone hadn’t put out a “For Sale” sign when we weren’t looking. They hadn’t.

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