Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am dying laughing right now because I just went to look at an apartment that had NO LIGHTS. None whatsoever. I walked in and it was pitch-black and I couldn't see a damn thing. The owner didn't even bring a flashlight or anything, so I was left to try to see what I could by the light of my phone. The bathroom ceiling was so low that I couldn't even stand up straight in it and I hit my head upon entering (again, lights would've been useful).

Also, to make things even weirder, the owner was carrying two naked plastic baby dolls with him and gave no explanation whatsoever as to why he had them. And there were major travaux going on just on the other side of the wall that were supposed to last for at least six more months.Any bets on whether I took it or not? :)



Blogger Milk Jam said...

lol between the greek dude, the naked dolls etc you're more than fulfilling the stereotypical horror stories of Paris appt hunting...


thanks for adding a little virtual spice to my day!

August 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Maybe you should write a book about apartment hunting rather than dating in Paris. ;)

August 21, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

EGADS... That really scares me... Run for the HILLS!!!!!!! Beverly Hills at this point!!!!

August 21, 2008 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Cindy in NE said...

So what is it about France that makes us long to be there even though the housing market is horrendous and the red tape awful? (OK, besides the food!) Maybe it's because McCain is still talking about abortion and how great things are working in Iraq and actually climbing in the polls! If he wins, I'll join you in France! (Aren't the French a little bit more in tune with reality, or is it just me?)
Hang in there! You'll find a great place, and you're in Paris! : )
Cindy in NE

August 21, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Je ne regrette rien said...

hey, I don't know why I didn't think of it before...but I have a friend who manages flats in Paris, many for holiday but some long term. He has been in Paris for many years, speaks good English as well as French, and has a network in the city. If you are interested in his contact info, let me know...maybe he has a good lead. (ALL of his properties have light, I assure you).

August 21, 2008 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger The Bold Soul said...

Maybe you're supposed to write a humorous book on apartment hunting in Paris. You certainly must have enough material by now with all these bizarre flats you've seen, but this by far was the weirdest!

August 21, 2008 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

HOLY COW!! Now that you added that picture you REALLY got me creeped out!!!!! Clowns scare me!! And so do naked baby dolls... Report this guy!!!

August 21, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger misplaced texan said...

Geesh, what a nightmare!! I'm not sure I would have walked into a dark apt with the creep-o with the dolls - you're braver than most! But, keep your head up, there's the right apartment at the bottom of this crazy haystack you've been sifting through. I hope you find it soon!!

August 22, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

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