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Sometimes The Same Thing Looks Different The Second Time

We had some good Whale stories come in to our tipline, but we're always looking for more—the good and the bad—so if you know of one get in touch through dc@curbed.com.

"This guy I worked with did a lot of handyman jobs for a local well-known family that owns one of DC's sports teams [that shall remain nameless—ed]. They hired him to stain a wall full of built in bookcases in their very fancy house. He stained them the color they said, but they didn't like how it turned out, so he tried another shade. And another. And then another. He went through thirteen different stains and still they didn't like any of them. Without telling them he did it again using the stain he had used the third time and they loved it. The wife even said, "It was absolutely perfect." "

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