Click to use the Talking Dictionary75. Cheap: Apt., Postcard, Applicant (1)


75. Dan saw an ad in Metro, the free city newspaper. A new apartment building was about to open in Manhattan. Some apartments were set aside for low‐income people. Applicants had to send in a postcard postmarked by May 17. The first 5,000 applicants would receive an application form. He couldn't believe his luck. It was May 17. It was 3:30. He tore the ad out of the paper. He walked to the main post office on 8th Avenue. He asked the clerk for a postcard. "We don't sell postcards," the clerk said. Dan said, "The post office doesn't sell postcards?" The clerk said, "Not anymore. Now we sell greeting cards. They make more money." Dan asked, "Do you sell stamps for postcards?" The clerk said, "Of course! How many do you want?" Dan bought one stamp. Then he headed south on 8th Avenue, looking for a store that sold postcards. 3.6


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