Here's a weird thing about craigslist. So, I know people exaggerate the apartments they're offering to make them sound better. It's tacky, and it's just going to backfire when people actually *get* to the apartment and realize it's a hellhole, which means (hello) you've just wasted the time of showing it. But the weirdest is the lies about how close an apartment is to an important feature. Like, say a metro station.
See this ad for an apartment on Capitol Hill. The text says the apartment is "3 blocks to Union Station." Which would be awesome, right, because it's nice to be near public transportation, and also the closer to Union Station, the safer, on the whole. Ok. Except this apartment is totally not three blocks from Union Station. How do I know? Because there's a link to the map right there in the ad. Look at the map. See the apartment? See Union Station? In what possible numbering system is that three blocks?
I understand that for many ads, the person who wants to rent won't realize that the lies are lies until it's too late, but, I mean, this is *right there*. Dumb.