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.'"