A businessman met a beautiful woman, who agreed to spend the entire afternoon with him for $500. At the end of the afternoon, the man said that he did not have any cash with him but he would have his secretary write a check and mail it to her with a note saying “rent for apartment.” On the way back to the office, the businessman started to regret what he had done. He had his secretary send a check for only $250, with the following note:
Enclosed please find check in the amount of $250 for rent of your apartment. I am not sending the amount agreed upon because when I rented the place I was under the impression that, first of all, it had never been occupied before and, secondly, that there was plenty of heat, and thirdly, that it would be small enough to make me feel cozy and at home. Instead, I found out that it had been previously occupied, that there wasn’t enough heat, and that it was entirely too large.”
Upon receipt of the note, the woman immediately returned the check for $250 with the following note:
First of all, I cannot understand how you could expect a beautiful apartment to remain unoccupied indefinitely. As for the heat, there is plenty of it, if you know how to turn it on.
Regarding the space, the apartment is indeed of regular size, but if you don’t have enough furniture to fill it, please do not blame the management. Please send the rent in full, or we will be forced to contact your present landlady.”