A businessman met a beautiful girl and agreed to spend the afternoon with
her for $500. They did their thing, and, before he left, he told her that he
did not have any cash with him, but would have his secretary write a check
and mail it to her, calling the payment “RENT FOR APARTMENT.” However, on
the way to the office, he regretted what he had done, realizing that the
whole event had not been worth the price. So, he had his secretary send a
check for $250 and enclose the following typed note:

Dear Madam: Enclosed please find a check for $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:
1. It had never been occupied.
2. There was plenty of heat, and
3. It was small enough to make me feel cozy and at home.

However, I found out that it had been previously occupied, that there
wasn’t any heat, and that it was entirely too large.”

Upon receipt of the note, the girl immediately returned the check for $250
with the following note:

Dear Sir: First, I cannot understand how you would
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.