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48. A Big City and a Small Town
Edward Allen always hated living in Los Angeles.
was too expensive; traffic was always bad; people
not friendly; it was always crowded. Edward never
to live in a big city. He always
to live somewhere in the country, in a
town, where everyone knew everyone. It was a
that he was dedicated to achieving.
his 26th birthday, he called his friend Lisa,
had moved to a small town in Iowa.
asked her how it was like over there.
told him that he would love it. It's
and peaceful; people are friendly. Edward made up
mind; he was going to move to this
town. He sat down with his mom and
, and told them what he was planning on
. They supported his decision and helped him pack
things. He would leave in a week.
helped Edward get a job where she worked,
she told Edward he could stay with her
her roommate until he got back on his
. Edward was grateful. When he showed up, he
started working. He liked his job, but he
it a bit boring at times. He was
waiter at a café. He liked the pie
the restaurant, so it wasn't all bad.
had been working for two months, he told
that he couldn't handle it anymore. He wanted
go back to the city. Lisa laughed and
, "You have always hated the city, but now
're running back to it? I don't get you,
." Edward didn't think living in a small town
be so boring. "The boredom alone will drive
insane, Lisa," Edward said as he started packing