Izaak and I have a most favorite conversation that we repeat 50 times a day when advertising a vacant apartment. (btw the craigslist ad clearly states in bold no pets/no smoking)
After 2-5 minutes of conversation where we are quizzed about all the items in the craigslist ad - the following takes place.
Caller: Um, you accept pets, right? [guess they didn't read that part in the ad]
Us: No. We have a no pet policy
Caller: What about... [insert any of the following] 1) a cat 2) a small animal 3) my dog 4) my 18 year old cat/dog that doesn't move 5) if I provide good references for my pet 6) if I pay a deposit 7) but my lab is used to living apartments. 8) my dog has been to obedience school 9) a well behaved pitbull. 10) it's my favorite cat/dog and I couldn't bear to take it to the pound 11) what about if it was only here on the weekends.
Us: [out loud] Nope, sorry we have a no pet policy.
Us: [In our head] it's an animal still though? or yep, your 18 year old cat still applies to the no pet policy or really? or Oh, I guess since you said it was your favorite we will risk it for you - a stranger.
The reason for this rant? I just had the joy of overhearing Izaak 3 times in 10 minutes go through the same script. hehe.