Thursday, November 02, 2006


Going nowhere

"Hello, I am phoning about the flat."
"When are you leaving?"
"When are you leaving? When can I move in?"
"I'm not leaving. It's a flatshare."
"It's not a flat?"
"Yes, it is a flat. But we share it. It's a flatshare."
"What is that?"
"It is a shared flat. A shared apartment."
"It is an apartment? An apartment is a flat."
"Yes. It's an apartment where everybody lives together."
"You are sharing a room?"
"No. A flat. An apartment. It's a flatshare. Everybody has their own room."
"There is no bathroom?"
"No. There is a bathroom. We share the bathroom."
"Everybody has a bathroom?"
"There is one bathroom. There are three bedrooms. There is one kitchen. Everybody has their own bedroom. We all use the same bathroom and kitchen."
"Everybody is in the bathroom together?"
"No. It is a flatshare. This means we all use the bathroom. We share the bathroom."
"Everybody shares the bathroom all together?"
"There is a separate toilet."
"It is a flatshare. A shared flat. A shared apartment. We live all together. Is this what you are looking for?"
"Yes, yes. A flat."
"You want to rent a room in a flat."
"Yes, yes. A one-room flat."
"This is a three-room flat."
"Three rooms? In the flat?"
"There are three bedrooms. Everybody rents one room. They share the rent."
"Is this what you are looking for?"
"Yes. When are you moving out?"



Suisan said...

For the love of heaven, do not let that person on your lease.

Rent? We have to pay rent? All together? Who pays for the kitchen?

Beth said...

Oh sweet jesus.

Anonymous said...

OMFG~ I'm with Suisan. Don't rent to this moron.

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Well, I was thinking of having him come round to look just to see if it was a phone thing. But then I realised he'd find out where I lived...

Jane said...

This is about the funniest thing I've read in ages. Even sent it to the DH.

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Thanks, Jane. Glad it made you laugh.