You know who I feel bad for? Nigerian princes and/or South African missionaries who really are just looking to rent their houses out to nice people. They're in a real tough spot.
Perusing craigslist today I came across a duplex in Salt Lake, nice location, good size, perfect price (not too unrealistic, but still a good deal), there were pictures and everything.
I emailed the person to find out more information.
They sent me back a novel about how they recently left on a mission to "South African" to spread God's good word and how they took the keys and paperwork back with them but could send them by courier as soon as I sent them my deposit.
I wrote back and asked if instead of just sending the deposit if I could send an entire years worth of rent, and while I was at it $1100 was too good of a deal, how about I pay them $1300 a month instead?
He wrote back and said that lots of people were wondering the same thing, but really two months worth of rent would be just fine.
Thank you Reverend! What a steal! If you really are out there serving a mission in South Africa"N" I feel really sorry for you because I don't think anyone is going to be renting your house. At least not anyone with a brain.