A student moves to an attic apartment on a quiet street hoping to connect with the beautiful girl across the street, and finds himself squeezed out from the society of the neighborhood by his roommate.

Another story set in an attic apartment in a neighborhood populated solely by the elderly and college students, with some wonderfully absurdist moments (the party where the narrator’s efforts at revenge take an O. Henry twist is especially strange). This touches on the same themes as the rest of the collection – loneliness, isolation, and the strange habits of Midwestern white people – with a somewhat more comic flair.