26. Happy and Unhappy Renters

Samantha, like many renters, is tired of renting. reason is that her annual rent goes up clockwork. Every year her landlord raises the rent percent. Another reason is her neighbors. “New neighbors seem to be more inconsiderate than the ones moved out,” she said. “My first neighbor was door-slammer; I always knew when he came home left home. After he moved out, a saxophonist in. A saxophonist! He practiced two hours a . On Saturday his friends would come over and ’d get to listen to a whole band. I the police, but they said saxophone playing is in apartments for up to four hours a , because saxophone playing is job-related. They told me was lucky that the guy was only playing hours a day!”
There are many unhappy renters, there are also happy renters. “I’ve been lucky whole life,” said Howard, a middle-aged man. “My couldn’t have been any better if I had them myself. One neighbor was a chef. He’d me the best leftovers in the world. Another was a pianist. She played the most delightful . Another neighbor was a mechanic who did my -ups and changed the oil in my car. My neighbor is a birder; we go birding every with our binoculars.”
Different persons have different attitudes. saw the saxophone player as irritating, yet Howard the piano player as delightful. Millions of people be happy just to have a roof over head. Yet there are millions who would complain their roof is the wrong color.