Old Reg is a Modern Serf too, but with a difference: He has no delusions of upward mobility.
Reg does not want to be a Modern Freeman.
He rents his house, even when he could have paid for the place three times over by now, because he likes having a landlord to fix the taps for him. He likes having a landlord. For Reg, the so-called rental trap has been a pretty cosy place to live for half a century.
He is a Modern Serf with a difference because he does not strive for more and, unusually for most Modern Serfs, the grass is actually greener on his side of the fence. Greener, less weedy and with perfect edges. Reg's lawn is where it's at. Just ask him. He doesn't want a bigger house with a bigger lawn. He doesn't even want to be the owner of his lawn.
He wants for nothing. But sad songs in a sunny doorway really make him smile.
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