An exasperated Receptionist peeks her head into Dr. Economywitz’s office and announces;
"The House is on line 2 again Doctor. This is the fifth time he’s called this morning."
Dr. Economywitz blows out an overworked exhale and lets the Gate Keeper off the hook by taking the call.
“Hello House. What can I do for you?”
“Doc ya gotta help me!” House blurts out “You won’t believe what’s been happening. I don’t know what I’m going to do!”
“Calm down House, is this like the time your owners painted that orange accent wall and you thought your life was over?”
“No Doc. This is bigger than that!”
“Like the time your previous owners hung dead animal heads in the living room and grew pot from their nostrils?”
“No Doc, I’m tellin’ ya, I don’t know where to turn…my owners...well.....they’re talking about….they’re considering...
“You mean like selling you?”
“No they can’t sell me” House swallowed hard and whispered “I’m not worth what I used to be these days Doc. I tried to keep my value. Honest I did. I don’t even know where I went wrong. They’re thinking about just...
...Not giving a rats' ass about their precious credit scores they’ve been cultivating and protecting all theses years. Screwing the mortgage company that refuses to help them even though they've been the poster people for Responsible Home Owners and.."
“Now settle down House, maybe you’ve got this all wrong. I see this kind of thing every day, perhaps they’ve just been airing too much CNN in the halls and all of those ugly foreclosure reports are just hitting a nerve”
House considered this for a moment. Then shook his rafters and blurted out,
“NO! I heard them myself! They can’t afford me anymore! His hours have been cut and her job…well, she hates her job. She’s been killing herself trying to make it work but she says those promises of high commissions were a myth and she hasn’t been able to find a new job anywhere and...”
"House take it ea..."
“ ...and she says there are no jobs out there! And she’s never had trouble finding work before …she’s been looking for months…and I know better to think it’s not me it’s them but I’m all they talk about these days so who else could it be?" House stopped to take a breath then whined.."I don’t want new owners Doc! I like them! She’s a little quirky but I don’t mind and he…well he does a decent job talking her out of the trees most days…. I've had worse living inside of me...”
“Get a hold of yourself House, things are picking up. We are on the upside of this recession I tell you. Just stay supportive and grounded. You’ve got a foundation to be proud of and I think your owners will turn this thing around”
Was Dr. Economywitz even listening?
“House, trust me on this. Things will get better...."
"Now I have to run House, Pre-Existing Condition is on line 4.”
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