I sure hate the phone. Usually I don't answer and wait for someone to leave a message. Telemarketers never leave messages, so this is a time-saver. But now that we have two apartments for rent, I have to answer it every time. Ugh. All day long, I fielded calls such as this:
"Hi I'm calling about the apartment for rent."
"The one you have on Craigslist."
"We have a studio and a two bedroom."
"Oh, the studio. But I need it for July."
"But the apartment isn't available until August."
"Yes, but I really need it in July."
"Sorry. But someone is living there until August. Good luck."
"Wait! Can't they leave in July? I really, really need it for July."
(laughing at the young man's entitlement issues) "Sorry, buddy. Again, good luck."
We rented the two-bedroom yesterday (woo-hoo) but the studio is proving a bit tougher. Again it's the bathroom situation. There is a curtain (which we installed) to grant some bit of privacy, but the curtain doesn't really block sound nor smell, and this is a turn-off for many. What's funny is that the French couple now occupying the studio have had friends staying with them for weeks. 4 people in that tiny apartment with the bathroom in the corner. And a cat. I bet mornings are quite odorous down there, lol.