If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else!
nt, "it's just like the old system, where the oldest people head up things with their headquarters in here and--"
"I like that!" exclaimed Em. "Lou owns as much of it as you do, and I say it ought to be for the oldest one who's still working. You can snooze around here all day, waiting for your pension check, while poor Lou stumbles in here after work, all tuckered out, and--"
"How about letting somebody who's never had any privacy get a little crack at it?" Eddie demanded hotly. "Hell, you old people had plenty of privacy back when you were kids. I was born and raised in the middle of that goddamn barracks in the hall! How about--"
"Yeah?" challenged Morty. "Sure, you've all had it pretty tough, and my heart bleeds for you. But try honeymooning in the hall for a real kick."
"Silence!" shouted Willy imperiously. "The next person who opens his mouth spends the next sixth months by the bathroom. Now clear out of my room. I want to think."
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An okay pulp story by Vonnegut. 5 generations of a family live in a one-bedroom apartment with everybody getting older and no one dying. It's a fairly funny story, if you buy the premise.
I read this short story in one of Vonnegut's Short Story Compilation Books.
By far it is one of the most eye opening consequences of the side effects of the 'fountain of youth' which many have wished, looked for, and aspired to.
I am a huge fan of Vonnegut, his vision of the future and how human nature will affect it is a very realistic view of our future.
One of the best science fiction writers of our time!
The Earths population has grown to the point that several generations of a family lives and share a small living space.
A drug keeps everyone alive for hundreds of years.
The aged are given preference.
Who will outwit whom, for the best living arrangements.