Real Estate Boy

by John Schoneboom

Father was a criminal but he had only ever surreptitiously removed things from three people. It was all for his son Jenkins -- or so he told himself when he drank his lonely hot chocolate at night. Jenkins had made it known that he wanted his own room as soon as humanly possible. The boy had even been seen surreptitiously visiting real estate websites.

Father knew precisely what he had to do. Why, he'd simply do a bit of the old snatch and grab, get the cash together and get that boy his own room.

Well, it soon ended in disaster and Father found himself captured by the local police.

Fortunately, in the meantime Jenkins had done a separate real estate deal in which he assumed an existing low-interest loan and papered out the equity based purely on his personal qualities and a win-win attitude. He was able to penetrate the seller's wall of secrecy by observing his psychological needs and arranging to spread his immediate cash needs out over time, and sort everyone out without violence or a long stretch in the big house.

Jenkins had his room, and his father had a life lesson that not all problems can be solved by throwing a bad hamburger into a crock pot. For once, at least, the story ended in laughter.
Father was a criminal but he had only ever surreptitiously removed things from three people. It was all for his son Jenkins -- or so he told himself when he drank his lonely hot chocolate at night. Jenkins had made it known that he wanted his own room as soon as humanly possible. The boy had even been seen surreptitiously visiting real estate websites.

Father knew precisely what he had to do. Why, he'd simply do a bit of the old snatch and grab, get the cash together and get that boy his own room.

Well, it soon ended in disaster and Father found himself captured by the local police.

Fortunately, in the meantime Jenkins had done a separate real estate deal in which he assumed an existing low-interest loan and papered out the equity based purely on his personal qualities and a win-win attitude. He was able to penetrate the seller's wall of secrecy by observing his psychological needs and arranging to spread his immediate cash needs out over time, and sort everyone out without violence or a long stretch in the big house.

Jenkins had his room, and his father had a life lesson that not all problems can be solved by throwing a bad hamburger into a crock pot. For once, at least, the story ended in laughter.
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