Interview with the roommate-seeking Facebook advertiser

Street food babe and SF subletter by choice Valerie Luu interviewed that girl we posted about last week who was having such a hard time finding a place to live that she resorted to facebook advertising. Was her search fruitful? Apparently not:

What did people say?

“You’re fucking dumb.” is one that struck out the most because I don’t think there’s anything dumb about utilizing a popular social network to help.

Anything helps, right? So why not use it?

I’ve gotten offers from people who wanted me to live with them and I even made a few friends! But mostly what they were offering wasn’t ideal to me (like sharing a house room with two other people, or relocating to Oakland.)

Damn, well if she can’t share a room with two other people, then forget about renting half a bed. So she’s moving back to Seattle for now, the mythical land of sub-$3000 900 sq. ft. studios.

Read on over at SubletSF.

12 Responses to “Interview with the roommate-seeking Facebook advertiser”

  1. nofishtoday says:

    she is hella dumb. why not move to daly shitty or south city on a month to month basis until something opens up instead of just calling it quits so easily? this chick really thought she would find the perfect spot on the first try.

    • earl weaver says:

      I’d probably rather live in seattle than ssf or daly. If the big league squad is so loaded that you’re stuck in AAA, might as well try another big league organization.

  2. und1sk0 says:

    Now that the Zynga bubble has burst, maybe we can go back to sane rents/real estate?…

    …Probably not.

    • Joe Wiley says:

      Saturation effect still to much in play.

    • Christine says:

      I hope not, I just signed a lease! I want the prices to keep going up for at least a year, so that I can look at rental prices a year from now and feel good about how much I’m paying in my rent-control apartment….

      • That is the stupidest thing i have ever heard. Maybe if you rented in 1996, you would be able to say that without offending the masses and making yourself look like a fool. The prices are so unbelievably overpriced that if rents continued to increase at the rate they have in the last 10 years, you will NEVER be able to move. Oh yeah. I hope your bldg is older than built in Nov. of 1979 and had no large renovation because if not, you aint got no rent control girl.

        • D. Jon Moutarde says:

          I think someone’s dumb snark just went right over your head, GIRL.

          • That is a pretty blaze’ attitude to take when you have seen what has been to be seen on the rental market here over the last 20 years. If it was a “snark” then ha ha… kinda lame attempt at it, but it still would be so much better than if that was in actuality an attempt to make a “smart quip” in a sarcastic manner by some young new start-up employee. Sarcasm always holds some % of truth and, it just sounds like another new ass transplant moving to ‘this “adorable little city by the bay” with its hipness and high end lifestyle’ that makes them feel like they are living in their own episode of Sex in the City. No history, no past, no empathy, No Clue. So, if this was one of the deep brain thoughts from a long term or even better, native SF’er who has actually not only seen the effects of all of these transplants transplanting them and their community right on out of town, but felt the rapid demise of the soul that used to fill this town and created a reputation from, then, i truly apologize. If not…. not even worth the cool derogatory slang i could chose to throw at it. It is the NIMBYPlASTIC generation and it kinda makes me a little bit sick.

            I know i am bitter.
            I know i am jaded.
            I know what this city used to be too.
            Can one blame me?
            Dont answer that afterall.

  3. Lamb says:

    She offered to do “basic housework” instead of paying rent. Most folks would expect basic housework from a paying roommate in the first place. I’m not surprised that nobody jumped on her offer.

    • Lamb says:

      “Can I Haz Room?!” is also about as clever a slogan as “Got Zooey Ingles?”
      But she is plucky, and I wish her luck!

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Yeah, I didn’t even notice that she wanted to do basic housework INSTEAD of paying rent. No fucking wonder she struck out.

  4. Devin says:

    Artsy girl doesn’t realize that Oakland has the highest concentration of artists IN THE COUNTRY (and it’s cheap)? Research!! It’s fun.