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78. There Goes the Neighborhood!
Carbon Street is a long, tree-lined street with
houses on either side. The houses are owned
millionaires who cherish their quiet, residential street. Throughout
day, the only noise is usually the sound
various birds singing in the trees or the
jetliner flying high overhead. Not even the sound
gas leaf blowers or gas lawn mowers invades
But, nothing lasts forever. Carbon Street is
to change. Mr. Bing, a self-made billionaire, has
plan. A big plan. A big plan for
big house. Mr. Bing says he likes to
“I like to make a statement.
’s the use of being on this planet if
don’t know that you’re here? After years of
all over the world, I have determined that
Street is the perfect place to live. I
to build the biggest house in the world
the end of this street. Construction will take
three years, but it will be worth it.
’m going to throw at least one party every
for all my friends. It’s going to be
“It’s going to be a nightmare,” said one
. “We’re already talking to some realtors. Three years
construction. Three years of trucks going back and
every day. And then parties every weekend? We
't even sue him—I think he’s got more money
our whole state. No, it’s time to move.
went from having the nicest neighborhood to having
worst neighborhood, all because of one new neighbor.
wonder who the idiot is who told him