Saturday, August 18, 2007

Roommate?

So, my great roommate fell through at the very last minute, so I'm back to interviewing the randoms that respond to my craigslist ad. It's definitely an odd process. Plus, everyone wants to know right now if I'll take them. One guy showed up this morning from Alabama with his parents and the Uhaul. I felt bad for him because his previous arrangement fell through and I'm not sure that I'm doing what Jesus would do by turning him down but, you know, I wasn't ready to make a decision that fast and I think that a 24-year-old guy with no arm hair and stripey head hair takes more than 8 hours to get used to the idea of.

So, I have to share this response with you. I'm not sure what their selling but I hate to meet the sucker that falls for it. The email address registers as "John Micheal."

Hello,
Well am JANET am from United State,I am 25yrs of age and I want to know if we can be a roommate.I am a very humble and easy going lady. I do modelling and humanitarian work for a living, I love my work because it make me travelled alot, I was born in USA , but presently I moving in from Belgium, so all the payment arrangement is being take care of by my boss, I love swimming, and going to cinema house, I love to make people laugh, I bet it you will enjoy having me as your roommate, I am not married, no kids I love to enjoy the best of life. Am ok with the room and the deposit for the room and also, I will like to have the full name , address, city,state, zipcode, home phone,cell phone. so that i can get this across to my boss for quick payment for the deposit, becos is a busy man, he will be speaking on my behalf

looking forwards to read from you

Thanks

She does modeling AND humanitarian work? Really? Also, the image name was called Jenny2.jpeg.

Maybe this is my latent xenophobia flaring but something about this doesn't seem quite right. Are you with me, people?

5 comments:

Dave said...

I think you should let me write your description for your roommate ad. It's making me cackle just thinking about it.

PrincessMax said...

Challenge accepted! Give me your best shot. I am laughing just thinking about what you might come up with.

Dave said...

Live less than a block from the Cozy Corner!

That's right, folks, for less than $500 bucks a month, you get to live within walking distance of the greatest pancake shack this side of the Canadian border.

No cats or dogs? Perfect, cause you can't have either. You can have two rooms all to yourself to spread out everything you own instead of cramming it into one tiny bedroom. This is great for having people over, as long as it's not too big of a group. If you are planning on having a big group over, you must give advance warning. I'll probably say, "I'll think about it," but really I'll just be saying that to get you to leave me alone.

We will share a kitchen and bathroom, which is fine as long as you don't call me any of the following names:
Becca
Becks
Bexter
Reba
Reeb
Reebster
Reeb-o-rama
Fancy

Using any of the above names constitutes an immediate dirty look and most likely a disapproving nod.


(ok, I lost my inspiration... so sad... maybe I'll work on more as it comes to me)

PrincessMax said...

I have been known to give you a little more than a dirty look when you call me Reba. You have a very satisfying bicept to punch.

Chris said...

This is pretty funny but I got the same response from a "Mary Johnson" and I'm in Atlanta GA. Luckily I didn't get a picture.

Hello Chris,
Thanks for getting back to me...everything sound cool and alright,.well am Mary Johnson...27yrs of age , NY , U.S.A,i will like to secure the room before my arrival and i will be checking in 2 week time... the deposit fees will be made out to you soonest to avoid any delay.Here is little about me,Am very humble and easy going lady.. i do modelling and humanitarian work for a living, i love my work becos it make me travelled alot...i was born in Glens-falls,NY, USA , but presently i will moving in to the usa finally from Belgium , so all the payment arrangement is being take care of by my boss in the state, i love swimming,and going to cinema house and staying in door with my love ones..i love to make people laugh, i bet it you will enjoy having me as your roommate, am not married, no kids.i love to enjoy the best of life... i will like to have the full name ,address,city,state,zipcode, home phone,cell phone.so that i can get this across to my boss for quick payment for the deposit, because is a busy man, he will be speaking on behalf of me .but i will tell him to call you anytime but in the meantime you can get back to me with the information to avoid any delay with your contact details for the payment...i will love to read more of you and also if you have a pics of youself and the room you can send it to me.i will be looking forward to read from you. Here is some attached pics of me.


Regards,
Mary