You Build a House

Let’s say you build a house. It’s a normal, square house with two floors and all the rest. But you decide to be clever and put the door on the roof instead of on the front or anywhere people expect a door to be. People come to visit. They walk around, admire the construction. They like the shutters and the garden you planted, but they can’t find the door. They walk around and around looking, knocking on the walls, trying to see in the windows. Eventually they get frustrated and go home. They assume you don’t want visitors and are just being an asshole. You sit in your house giggling to yourself because no one figured out how clever you were. Someone in the doorless house next to yours gives you a thumbs up through the window.

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