Sunday, December 7, 2008

"I Want To Make An Inquiry"

Last month, my sister decided that she wanted to rent out one of her rooms, so we put an ad together & posted it. The next day she received a few e-mails from some interested people and forwarded them to me for my opinion. Amongst those e-mails was one that we found both amusing and strange. The woman who wrote it is supposedly university educated, but she definitely didn't come across that way. Heck, she didn't even bother to use spell check to clean up the spelling mistakes, not that it would have helped much. Anyway, I thought that I'd post her e-mail (with her name removed) here to see if some of you could enlighten me with your thoughts about it.

I want to make inquiry‏

Good Morning, I am
(name removed) and i am here Concerning the Room to let, can see with my eyes that is a nice and neat place to live......i am from Texas fort worth,i am self employed....,i am 32 years of age......i need to get a room because i have been coming down for while now just because of my Customers.......i will like to know more about place and is there a packing space around in the House....... More about me I am single never married ,born in Cleveland Ohio ,obtaind my degree in the University of South Carolina ,and recently live in Ohio, I find very much peace and tranquility there .I am into the Sales of Sculptures , beeds , gold , etc...I`m 5`7" 120 with a atheletic build , mentally stable, physicaly fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honst, good listening, God Fearinggg, and a positive person.I am real easy person to talk and a good listen. I love to play golf and I enjoy chilling` with my friend/family , I like going to the movies , or watching movies in my room , I like swimming , fishing, listening to music,I hope to read you and kindly send me some pictures (name removed)

OK, forget all of the spelling & punctuation errors (good thing she's university educated) for a minute, and let me get this straight: she's from Texas, was born in Ohio, went to university in South Carolina, and now lives in Ohio. Huh??? My head is spinning. Seriously, people, is she for real? I mean, would that e-mail impress any of you enough to let the woman live in your home? Frankly, I think the person who wrote that e-mail is someone with way too much time on her hands trying to waste some of ours. Heck, for all we know, a woman didn't even write it. Maybe some guy thought it would be funny. Whatever... What I want to know is who this person thinks she (or, he) is fooling because it sure isn't me or my sister. In fact, just for fun, we decided to see what would happen if my sister told the woman that she was doing background checks (because, as my sister put it, "There are a lot of crazy people out there..."), so she e-mailed the woman asking for the necessary information. Would you like to know what her response was? Well, I can't tell you because my sister never got one. Gee, I wonder why?



  1. I can't even gather my thoughts to properly comment this.


    Who are you kidding. University educated? Having a job emptying trash at a university where you can occasionally listen in on lectures DOES NOT COUNT!!!!

  2. D'ya know what "this person's" letter read like? Like it was written by someone who's not a native speaker.

    I should know best, right? ;)

    Nah, someone was simply taking a piss.

  3. Why would someone have to put what they look like. She's suppose to be inquiring about the room for rent.

    Not trying to get a date with your sister.

  4. TUW: Hahaha!! Too funny! :)

    Jerry: I'm with TUW & Cathe on this one.

    Cathe: Yes, exactly!!


  5. That is definitely strange. That is not a letter trying to rent a room, thats an ad in a singles paper or something. It also sounds like a non-english speaker. Strange. That is all I can say.

  6. It also sounds like a non-english speaker.

    Thank you Ken.

    I rest my case.

  7. Ken: Yeah, it does sound more like a response to a singles ad. As my sister said, "I think she wants to hook up with me, not rent the room." lol As for the writer sounding "like a non-english speaker" -- I agree. Which brings me to...

    Jerry: As I said to Ken, I agree with the e-mail sounding like it came from someone who's first language is not English, however, let's not miss the point here. If you tell someone that you're university educated, and then proceed to write a letter that makes you sound anything but, why the h*ll bring it up in the first place?


  8. Tru that JB, why bring it up?
    You would never believe how many jerkwad showoffs I've met in my life, that would never miss an apportunity to rub their diplomas in your face any chance they got.
    Naturally their qualifications were as solid as the piece of paper on which their diplomas were printed.

    PS. Also I'd like to add, that I am not the person behind that letter :)


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