Snarky Behavior

Update: Housing Search

August 20, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m currently in the musical chair limbo of: “I can’t promise you the room, but if x happens, you’ll be the first to know.” If blogger had a summation notation function I would express the probability of x happening as a downward sloping asymptote hovering slightly above 0. It sucks.

At this point the search is so utterly despairing that it is full-circle amusing. Here’s one of my favorites so far:

Picture this: A man who sounds like he’s in his late 60s, early 70s has a mansion of an apartment– 8 bedrooms in fact– overlooking Central Park on the West Side. He has presumbably lived in this apartment, which is rent-controlled, for some time, and rents almost exclusively to students to meet the income levels necessary to keep the place.

So essentially this apartment is Real World New York… plus a creepy old man. The apartment is 7 twenty-something students… and an old Shomer Shabis Jew who prefers that you don’t drink alcohol in the apartment on Friday or Saturday. Hilarious.

When I told my friend Adam about this apartment, he responded with this video:

The thing is… I’m DESPERATE to live there. But again, I’m second in line. So frustrating. Will keep you all posted.

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  • Maya // August 20, 2007 at 5:41 pm | Reply

    Perhaps you should bring him a marble rye and some Maneschewitz to sweeten him up…I can school you in appropriate Shabbas decorum so you can chat about your respect for his culture to boost your chances if you like.

  • X~ // August 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm | Reply

    Rub his feet. And don’t forget to work the bunions.

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