“Should we get this?” his wife asked him. It was a box, a box for holding photos or papers or something. “I like the pattern on it.”

He didn’t want the box. He didn’t want anything.

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He got the call on Thursday and booked a flight to Florida.

“It’s a bad market,” the realtor said. “No one’s buying houses.”

“Someone’s buying houses,” his wife said. “Rich people.”

“Rich people aren’t buying this house.”

The house was too small, …

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