Cost of Living
by Sheckley Robert
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...enthusiastically. "Avignon Electric never goesout of whack. ""The phone all right? Changes records for the full seventeen hours?""It certainly does, " Carrin said. He hadn't had a chance to try out thephone, but it was a beautiful piece of furniture. "The Solido-projector all right? Enjoying the programs?""Absolutely perfect reception. " He had watched a program just lastmonth, and it had been startlingly lifelike. "How about the kitchen? Auto-cook in order? Recipe-master still knocking'em out?""Marvelous stuff. Simply marvelous. "Mr. Pathis went on to inquire about his refrigerator, his vacuumcleaner, his car, his helicopter, his subterranean swimming pool, andthe hundreds of other items Carrin had bought from Avignon Electric. "Everything is swell, " Carrin said, a trifle untruthfully since hehadn't unpacked every item yet. "Just wonderful. ""I'm so glad, " Mr. Pathis said, leaning back with a sigh of relief. "Youhave no idea how hard we try to satisfy our customers. If a...
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