Depending on the Landlord

“I’m glad you’re home, darling,” said Elizabeth when we got back to the house on Saturday.

“I kept having to call the landlord…

“I called him first because there was a leak in the basement…and then because the fire alarm went off and I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. And then, calling him just got to be a habit, I guess…because you weren’t here…

“So when I got stuck in the snow, I didn’t know who to call. So I called him. And he came right over with a couple Latin Americans. They helped push me out of the snow…

“And then, I got my finger stuck in the corkscrew. I know this sounds silly. But I was opening a bottle of wine and a bit of my skin got caught in the mechanism… And the more I tried to get it out, the more stuck it became…

“What could I do? It wasn’t an emergency…I couldn’t go to the emergency ward… Or, I guess I could have gone to the hardware store…or maybe to the kitchen appliances department…

“I didn’t know who to call, so I called the landlord… I guess I’ve come to depend on him…”

“Sounds like I got back just in time…”


Bill Bonner
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Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America’s most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind Markets and Money.
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.. so it’s good to have a landlord?

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