When they're in the market for a new house they probably search from house to house saying things like, "well, this carrera marble countertop is 2 or 3 years old...we'll need to change that out" or "I really like this beautiful kidney shaped pool, but really I prefer a more modern perfectly rectangular pool...we'll have to change that."
And they are missing out.
Because they'll never really have the truly soul shaking experiences that the ear doctor and I had this week.
They'll never walk up to a door to be greeted by slightly intoxicated hispanic neighbors who shout wildly inappropriate Spanish cat calls aimed at the ear doctor assuming that he does not fluently speak the language as well as he does.
They'll probably never ring the bell of a gorgeous 100 year old victorian just to be let in by the owner, complaining of gout, and be bowled over by the stench of 10 year old fryer oil. They'll never feel the hot fury over owners who ruin the gorgeous architecture of said victorian by chopping it into strange rooms, covering the windows with newspaper, refusing to clean for at least 30 years and destroying original hardwood floors.
And they'll probably never pull up for a showing at a house in a beautiful historic neighborhood, across from an elementary school only to find it UNLOCKED at left in this condition:
See what they're missing out on by being at the top of the economic food chain?!?!?
PS Don't even ask how the house hunt is going....