Sunday, May 20, 2007

a conversation with my neighbor

"I'm going to tell you something that reveals just how sick I am," said my neighbor, B. He stopped, adjusted his glasses, and hesitated before continuing. "The day after 9/11, I turned to L. in bed and said, 'Now's the time to buy some property. Anything. Just buy.' And I was right. There was nothing happening in the market for six months. It was flat. And then the prices went up. But that shows just how sick I am. Everyone else was flying to New York to help out, and I said, 'Now's the time to buy.'"

5 comments:

Freewheel said...

Cold and shallow, but self-aware. Sounds like a great guy.

lemonjuicer said...

where was this neighbor when i was trying to sell my coop??

the Drunken Housewife said...

He's actually a really sweet guy, but this anecdote shows just one side of his personality: the real estate savvy side.

Trouble said...

Actually, I said the same thing after Hurricane's Charlie and Rita. And then it got kinda in poor taste.

But that definitely was the time to pick up some florida beachfront property...for cheap.

Libby said...

When there's blood in the streets ... buy land!