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Dear PoPville – Good Roommate Opportunity for the Ladies

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm 52 Comments

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Thanks to a reader for sending this one in from Craigslist:

SHORT TERM ONLY. FEMALES ONLY. GREAT FOR INTERN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY. STYLISH BASEMENT FULLY FURNISHED WITH YOUR OWN FULL PRIVATE BATHROOM, REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE AND A LARGE 50 FLAT SCREEN TV. YES, YOU MAY USE THE KITCHEN AND YOU MUST GO OUT FOR LAUNDRY BUT YOU GET FREE UTILITIES FREE CABLE FREE WIRELESS INTERNET AREA SHOPPING CENTER 2 BLOCKS FROM THE HOUSE AND A 10 MINUTE WALK TO METRO/TRAIN STATION. LOOKING FOR A CLEAN, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL AND DECENT PERSON. LOOKING FOR NON-SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DRUGS ALLOWED. THIS STYLISH BASEMENT IS IN THE HEART OF DC AND TRAIN STOPS AWAY FROM UNION STATION EASTERN MARKET GALLERY PLACE CHINA TOWN STADIUM ARMORY MINNESOTA AVE STATION AND MUCH MORE. FREE ROOM CLEANING IS A MUST. ASKING $1000 A MONTH AND $400 SECURITY DEPOSIT. YOU PAY MORE FOR 2 PEOPLE.

Awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    I have a sneaking suspicion this may be similar to the Chevy Chase landlord spying on women: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Landlord-Admits-Spying-on-Women-With-Cameras-Hidden-in-Smoke-Detectors-203312661.html

    • that is what I thought!

    • Anonymous

      Or the beginning of an episode of “Criminal Minds”.

  • Gille de Rais

    Nothing like violating Fair Housing Act in the second line of your ad. Smart guy.

    • RE

      No violation here if it’s a building with less than four units and owner-occupied, which this one presumably is.

    • Anonymous

      Are you one of those CL trolls who emails people every time they state a gender preference in their ad? Accusing people of breaking the law is a serious thing, and it’s worth reading the law before you do it. For shared accommodations (“YES, YOU MAY USE THE KITCHEN”), you are allowed to advertise sex preference. Furthermore, though you aren’t allowed to advertise it, you’re allowed to actually practice all kinds of other forms of discrimination when actually making a roommate selection. Read before you accuse: http://www.craigslist.org/about/FHA#roommates

      • Anonymous

        “Sex preference” nails what this creepy advert is about, isn’t it?

  • sign me up!!

  • zach

    The posting says “no drugs” but the decor screams “cocaine”.

  • sg

    I saw this for several weeks in a row. So scary and sketchy looking. Makes me feel like they are looking for a new dungeon guest.

    • Exactly what I was thinking. yikes!

      • peachykeeno

        This place was up months ago when I was looking for a place to live – apparently still no takers!

    • Bring out the gimp!

  • Anonymous

    STYLISH!

  • Aggie

    Who would not fantasize about living in a dark brothel-like basement. With a landlady(?) WHO PRESUMABLY ALSO TALKS ONLY IN CAPS!

  • That is just creep-tastic…

  • The albino tiger bed cover says “roarrrr!!!!”

  • Anonymous

    I love that framed poster of dalmatians in the background. Really pulls the room together and goes with the black and white color scheme.

    • Anonymous

      Ha!

  • Anonymous

    This is very likely spam. I have dealt with a very similar poster before. Beware.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I’ve seen the top photo used in a completely different CL post. If I were going to scam someone I’d use nicer pictures, personally.

  • The posting title says “Ladies Man”, but the posting screams “future felons of America” member

  • Anonymous

    This is very likely a scam. I have dealt with a very similar post before. Beware. Don’t act surprised when the address he gives you doesn’t show up on Google Maps; if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

    • What’s the scam? Trying to get someone to give a deposit but there’s no actual place? Trying to lure someone to a location to rob them?

      • Anonymous

        Usually the former I think. The guy claims he’s in Africa and can’t show the place but will mail the keys once you wire him the money. It seems impossible that anyone would agree to do that but I guess someone does or else they wouldn’t be doing it.

        • Thanks. Sounds like a variation on the classic email scam. It does seem unbelievable that people would go for it, but maybe they do.

        • Yep, was just thinking, “If you’re stupid enough to do that………”

      • i saw this type of scam when i was looking. Of course I’ll send you $4k before looking at the place so you can mail me the keys

    • What could possibly be “too good to be true” about this advert?

  • Phoebe

    What does “free room cleaning is a must” mean?

    • Anonymous

      I once had an apartment where the rent included a monthly housekeeper – not optional. It sounds creepy, but in this case, the housekeeper was terrific, and it gave the owner peace of mind that we weren’t keeping illegal cats or growing pot or anything.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was someone with poor literary skills saying “free housecleaning is guaranteed.”

  • Zed

    “Bring out the gimp”

  • Anonymous

    Nothing can beat the smoked-mirror chevrons on the walls of the… board room?

    • Anonymous

      It looks like it would make the perfect Evil Lair.

  • Anonymous

    I’d bet my next two pay checks that this is a fake ad.

  • Anonymous

    GROOVY!

  • Anonymous

    He should bump proximity to the Minnesota Ave Metro up to the top of the list. I mean, who could resist that?

    • Anonymous

      I was just going to say, that’s an odd selling point. And apparently it’s far enough away that you still have to metro there.

  • Anonymous

    Any guesses as the where this is located? Someplace that’s 2 blocks from a shopping center in the “heart of DC” and a 10 minute walk from a metro station that is on the blue, orange, and red lines (but not Gallery Place/Chinatown).

  • Manimal

    Aw hell no.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, this looks perfect but I’m just a regular student, not an international one.

    • When they say “intern or international students” they mean “only the naive need apply.”

  • Anonymous

    Eeuw. Watch out for hidden cameras in the bathrooms.

  • Anonymous

    It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again

  • ColliO

    I like the Dalmatian painting. Just wish it was Elvis!

  • Aaaaaaaand it’s down…. “This posting has been flagged for removal”

  • Anonymous

    that looks like a man lives there.. why the female restriction? this is odd

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