The other day, my friend Joe was at my house helping me with some minor household repairs. Since he owns eight rental houses, he’s good at that sort of thing. I’m not.
After we finished, Joe told me of a conversation he’d recently had with his brother Pete. Pete asked Joe how everything was going at his rental properties. “Fine,” Joe replied. “Couldn’t be better. We have good people renting from us, and, lately, no maintenance problems at all. Seems too good to be true.”
Then Joe said to me, “As soon as I said that to Pete, I just knew something would go wrong.”
Sure enough, the next day the kitchen sink in one of Joe’s houses sprung a bad leak.
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