Bear is reading the news and the news is not good. Fresh air no cure for sick building, say the news, and bear thinks well, yeah, this we know.
But it is curious just how sick a building can be, thinks he. It’s like the place gives up the ghosts, and the floorboards give way and more phantoms move off, and then that sofa just gets heavier and heavier. How much stuffing can one sofa have?! Magazines and postcards appear out of nowhere and strew themselves about the place.
Bear looks out window, wonders about that wheelbarrow outside, maybe that’s still good for something, thinks sick building hurts fresh air.
These people, thinks Bear, why do they need all this stuff? An article catches Bear’s eye – Machine improves mood… increases productivity, etc, etc.
Good, thinks Bear. Just what we needed.