From: Harris, Gardiner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2015 06:39 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: The amber glow; pool 12
Motorcade left the home of Michael Smith at 6:37 as the sun was setting and a warm amber glow settled over the exclusive Los Angeles enclave of Holmby Hills. The house POTUS left was valued at $12.5 million, was designed by Timothy Morgan Steele and is "not only a work of art but designed with the art connoisseur in mind," according to Zillow. The home is situated on a full acre plot.
While such a home is certainly no guarantee of happiness, high incomes do tend to lead to greater expressions of satisfaction, research shows. Further, such obvious displays of wealth can lead to the development of envy in others, among the darkest of human emotions, according to some research. Envy occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other person lacked it, according to Wikipedia. Envy is a powerful predictor of unhappiness, research shows. Some cultures, such as that in the United States, discourage open expressions of envy.
Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post had recovered somewhat in the motorcade over to Holmby Hills but, your pooler is sorry to report, experienced something of a relapse during the unique and remarkable experience of sitting next to a sizable doggie bed while shoeless photogs lay prone and fully dressed in a giant bed watching the Arkansas/Alabama game as great wealth almost bubbled around them.
Your pool managed to recover Mr. Jaffe's wallet and cell phone, and he is now lying peacefully in a pool van with a cold compress on his forehead.
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