But it is worth noting how the cozy spaces where we brush our teeth and cook our meals are themselves conditioned by the macroeconomic forces from which we seek refuge. We do even better to imagine ways in which the new forms of living and relating into which we find ourselves thrown might, in turn, undermine those very forces.
Me: "Hi, I'm calling about the listing for the apartment."
He: "Yeah, it is still available."
Me: "Great, can I come and have a look at it?"
He: "Okay. You know it is a basement, right?"
Me: "Yeah, that is fine."
He: "Quick question -- how tall are you?"
Me: "Six foot two."
He: "Okay, let me just say right now this is not the place for you, then."
Me: "Okay. Thanks for saving me a trip."
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