So we're looking for a new roommate. Jeff is moving to Sin City and we've posted on craigslist in search of someone who's crazy, brilliant, awesome, and an alcoholic.
It sucks to have to reject people. Especially if they are cool. In any event, we've prepared a rejection letter that we hope will minimize any sore feelings.
Thank you for your interest in the apartment.
We regret to inform you that the position of 4th roommate has been filled. Luke’s long lost cousin, Mikhailovich (Mikha) from Western Shlekbakistan unexpectedly appeared on our doorstep and we have little choice but to offer him a safe haven (for the time being). His country is on the brink of civil war and it would break our hearts to have to turn him away.
Prior to seeking asylum in the United States of A., Mikha studied Satellite Engineering and Eastern European Literature at the Ivanano State Power University. He also played xylophone for the Shlekbakistan Youth Empire Orchestra. Mikha is 26 years old and single.
Let us wish him welcome in his native tongue:
“Chee-cah-chee-kah-mak-ah on-dotcho-vich – Mikha!”
“Mikha! May the gods of your cousins’ gods bless you and your motor vehicle!”
Welcome indeed! And once again, I apologize. It seems such a tumultuous mix of bad and good news.
Regrets and regards,
Luke, Daniel, Leonard