i’m a jerk… that doesn’t always proofread

August 21, 2010

I’m apartment hunting.  Floor plans are important to me.  One complex I’m researching online is obviously overhauling their website and does not have images available online- so I fill out the request form and ask if a floor plan can be emailed to me.  The following is 100% true and word for word (minus identifying things for the apartment complex and the unfortunate idiot that was emailing with me).

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To: kyle@home
From: Lazy@apartmentcommunity
Subject: Floor Plan (1/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

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To: lazy@apartmentcommunity
From: kyle@home
Subject: RE: Floor Plan (1/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

That is the same thing that is on your website- you’ll notice it says FLOOR PLAN IMAGE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE.

I was hoping you might have some other form of digital image of the floor plan.

Thank you.

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To: kyle@home
From: lazy@apartmentcommunity
Subject: RE: Floor Plan (1/1- 1Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Dear Mr. Kyle P. (he actually only used my full last name here)
We are currently in the process of updating our website and would like to extend our apologies for not having the information you were looking for readily available.  However, please feel free to contact our office and schedule an appointment and we would be happy to tour you through our community and show you the 1 bedroom apartment that is currently available.  We do have a list of prospective residents who are also looking for 1 bedrooms so we cannot guarantee that the unit will still be available at the time of your call.

Sincerely,

Lazy McLazerton
Apartment Community

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To: lazy@apartmentcommunity
From: kyle@home
Subject: RE: Floor Plan (1/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Dear Lazy,
1.  I noticed the website was not complete, that’s why I emailed and asked for a floor plan.
2.   After asking around…, I’ve heard {bad things}….  Because I’d like to live somewhere {that doesn’t have bad things}, I’m guessing that Apartment Community will be a good spot for me.
3.  I’m female.

But I appreciate your assistance.

Thanks,
Kyle Anne P.

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To: lazy@apartmentcommunity
From: kyle@home
Subject: RE: Floor Plan (1/1- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

My apologies.  I meant that Apartment Community would not be a good spot for me.

Thanks.

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Lesson to be learned:  Don’t assume gender because of a name.  You might get a not-so-nice email that doesn’t make sense, then ANOTHER one explaining what the pissed off person at the other end of the computer was trying to say.  :( </fail>

  • http://susanfowler.net Susan

    Hahaha!! Sounds like my week last week! Except it was unlocking a car door rather than finding an apartment. Apartment people kill me!

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