Apartment Hunting Nightmare #2: The Missing Room

17 Mar

March 17, 2015

You are looking for: A three room, one bedroom apartment. Close to the subway a must.

Picture this: Your real estate agent has just what you are looking for. Meet him at 3:00 to see the apartment. You get there and the nearest train is a couple of miles away. There is no street parking in front of the house, which is along a highway exit ramp. The building it is in has rusty children’s toys in front. This is in no way suitable, but the agent asks to you to see the apartment anyway as he made the appointment and does not want to break his word to the owner. (Of course, he has broken his word to you.) You go upstairs and see: One large kitchen, one tiny bedroom, and a bathroom. This is not a three room apartment. The owner claims that yes it is, counting the bathroom. You leave. And you never did find out what lies behind the padlocked door in the kitchen, which seemed to be set into the outside wall of this second story apartment yet was not visible from the street.

True story.





10 Responses to “Apartment Hunting Nightmare #2: The Missing Room”

  1. bmj2k March 17, 2015 at 12:00 am #

    I’m seeing a disturbing pattern here.


    • Jim March 17, 2015 at 12:12 am #

      That locked door? That’s where they hide ll the Brooklyn ‘Vic and Sade’ fans.


      • bmj2k March 17, 2015 at 12:16 am #

        LOL, and I thought it was Fibber’s closet!


  2. T E Stazyk March 17, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    I told you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bmj2k March 17, 2015 at 12:18 am #

      Fortunately, I don’t have a third story like this, unless you count unreturned calls, apartments being rented before I could even get out to see them, and false listings a nightmare. Which I do, but they don’t make that good a post.


  3. Mac of BIOnighT March 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    I wish I could go apartment hunting with you…


    • bmj2k March 20, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      Instead of with me, can you do it for me?


      • Mac of BIOnighT March 20, 2015 at 12:18 am #

        Aha ah, sure, why not – if it’s OK for you to commute between your workplace and an apartment in Italy, that is ;-P


        • bmj2k March 20, 2015 at 12:28 am #

          The way I feel today? I might as well look for a job there too.


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