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152. Cheap Rent (1)
Dan saw a newspaper ad. A new apartment
was about to open in Manhattan. Some apartments
set aside for low income people. Applicants must
in a postcard by May 17. The first
,000 applicants would receive an application form. He couldn’t
his luck. Today was May 17. It was
. He tore the ad out of the paper.
walked to the main post office on 8th
. He stood in line. He asked the clerk
a postcard. “We don’t sell postcards,” the clerk
. “The post office doesn’t sell postcards?” Dan asked. “
used to sell them,” the clerk said, “but
we sell greeting cards. They make more money.” “
you sell stamps for postcards?” Dan asked. The
said, “Of course. How many do you want?”
walked out of the post office. He walked
. He needed to buy a postcard.