I inherited Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and moved in.

I liked the spaciousness, but I didn’t care for the tours. I’m a late sleeper and tourists would come through my bedroom, often waking me up. 

On top of this, tourists would take my picture with their phones, and many said that I was a lame Jefferson impersonator. I explained that I was not trying to impersonate Jefferson, but that I lived there.

Someone would inevitably ask why I allowed the tours. I explained that I didn’t like to work, and needed the income.

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