I should preface this by telling you that this is a narrative I’ve cooked up based on the strangest game of Jones In the Fast Lane I have ever played. Click that link if you’ve never heard of it before. I just now discovered there’s even an unofficial Flash port of the game, so go have a look or download it from one of the abandonware sites out there if you want the authentic feeling. The Flash port has voices, though, which is pretty cool!
Jones and I were on the cusp of adult life. We had no job or education, and we were both determined to leave our dingy, mouldy apartments behind and make an impact on the world. We felt equally confident in our own potential and just knew that we could climb the social ladder quicker than the other.
So we made a wager.