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keys(This is Part 3 of “Want a Free House?”)

They looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces.

The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?”

I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them.  However, it is a free home that I offer you.”

They giggled amongst themselves and the youngest said, “What an old coot.  He must be crazy to give away his home.  Go take your meds, old man.”

I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further.  “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.”

They gaped at me for a moment.

“I’ll take it you old fool.  Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them.

“Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms?” I asked.

The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table.

“Oh yeah! Where do I sign up?”

I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.”

I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature.

“Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked…

(More tomorrow on the Free House)