Now that he didn’t need to look for a job or fight against the pressure to do anything that bored him, it bothered him. He tried to fight off the feeling that his game was not as enticing because he was now free to play it all day long every day. It really did seem to be more fun when he knew he should be doing something more productive. He listened attentively when Grandpa talked. Curiosity is a terrible curse, he decided. And curious Zander was. He knew that they were considered outsiders on their street even when he was in Grade 2. He just knew it even though people were nice to him and to his mother.