by David Colton
Amenities come with a price
|I once had a friend who lived in a very exclusive gated community. He had all the best amenities including a live-in chef, an activities director, free cable and free education. Unfortunately it was prison. From my perspective, it worked out great because I always knew he would be home whenever I wanted to visit and the length of my stay was manageable because there was never a chance of a sleep over. |
Eventually he did his time and was released from prison a new man. He want back to his little apartment in the city with bars on the windows. He lived over a restaurant that was next to a gym. He got basic cable and got tuition assistance. Most of the time he was home because he couldn't afford much. All things being equal, I do miss the napkin holders made out of popsicle sticks.