The environment has an important role to play in our lives to the point that it even affects our personality. Myself and Altine were heading out of town to see Farida who lived in the suburbs. Her husband preferred life in the suburbs as he often said it was a lot quieter and affordable than town. He had built a very big duplex and often said it would have cost twice the price had he built in town. They were two semi-detached and he had rented out one. He was a civil servant but also a shrewd business man.