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  • New carpets throughout... the men arrive to fit them.

    "Is there a kettle in this house, love?"

    One of them is older, quieter, likable. The other is younger, cocky, irritating. He doesn't smile, even when requesting a coffee.

    In the old days, the older man would have been in charge. In our brave new world, the order is reversed.
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