Wow. It’s not very often that, while browsing apartment listings, you stop dead in your tracks and laugh for five minutes at a listing…after staring at it in bewilderment for another 2 minutes.
I’m trying to help a friend find an apartment, so I’m surfing around the newspaper’s classifieds section. I found one listing that said “no crocodiles allowed!”
Yes, in fact, it said c r o c o d i l e s.
This is the listing.
No Crocodiles Allowed!
$1,150 / month
Address: 120 Mansion St
City, Province Kitchener, ON
Square Feet: 615
Quantity Available: 1
Date Available: 09 Jun 2007
Posting Date: 09 Jun 2007
Posting Expires: 09 Jul 2007
Posting Last Modified: 09 Jun 2007 11:23:55 PST
Air Conditioning: Yes
Building Age: 1 years
Floor Size: 615 Square Feet
You’ll love this beautiful upscale, almost new 1 bedroom condo. Quiet residential area, new building. Stainless appliances. Electricity extra. No smoking.
Shared roof terrace. Lots of light in this unit.
Everything else looks normal, except the part about the crocs, which leads me to say, huh? What…who…why?! In the middle of a city, there is a one-bedroom apartment listed, and they actually had to tell people that crocodiles were not welcome. No dogs? Got it. No pets? Totally understand. But are these landlords saying that they’re finding it a common occurrence that tenants are keeping crocodiles in their apartments?
I’m so tempted to email these people and ask why they felt it necessary to tell prospective tenants that crocodiles were not allowed to live there. Perhaps a better question is, where are crocodiles allowed to live? I want to know, so I can avoid those buildings.