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(USA Today)   USA Today, asking the tough questions: Would you live with a ghost for a 50 percent rent reduction?   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2010-10-25 11:41:34 AM  
I could sleep when I lived alone. Is there a ghost in my house?
 
2010-10-25 11:42:07 AM  
if by "ghost" you mean "drafty house with a loud water heater" like almost every one of these ghost hunter's shows have, then yes, yes i would
 
2010-10-25 11:42:07 AM  
Ghost trifecta in play?
 
2010-10-25 11:42:23 AM  
I would live with a ghost, aliens, bigfoot, and a chupacabra for a 25% rent reduction.
 
2010-10-25 11:42:25 AM  
Yes.
 
2010-10-25 11:42:51 AM  
I ain't fraid of no ghost.
 
2010-10-25 11:43:09 AM  
Skeptics are immune to hauntings, so yes, I would.
 
2010-10-25 11:43:13 AM  
Hell, I would _create_ ghosts for a 50% reduction in rent.
 
2010-10-25 11:43:14 AM  
What kind of ghost? Like, all creepy amityville horror, or loveable friendly slimer from ghostbusters?
 
2010-10-25 11:43:40 AM  
My house is haunted NOW. No one offered me a discount on anything.

/Should I have rented to get the discount? WTF?
//No scary ghosts here, though - just good stuff. :)
 
2010-10-25 11:43:45 AM  
I don't believe in ghosts, but I am afraid of them.
 
2010-10-25 11:45:04 AM  
Tough question. I you mean "if we lived in a universe in which there was such a thing as ghosts, would you live with one?" I think my answer would be no.

But since in our reality there are no such things as ghosts, sure, I'd live in a "haunted" house.
 
2010-10-25 11:45:06 AM  
Yeah, considering how cheap salt is these days.
 
2010-10-25 11:45:47 AM  
Yes, I would be happy to take advantage of someone's superstition for personal profit.
 
2010-10-25 11:46:33 AM  
There are two things in life I can count one.

1)Disappoint
2)Illustrative USA Today graphs
 
2010-10-25 11:46:38 AM  
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2010-10-25 11:46:51 AM  
Would I have to pretend to be gay so Mr. Furlee wouldn't object?
 
2010-10-25 11:46:56 AM  
How is a ghost going to pay half the rent? Yeah. He'll pony up the cash the first month but soon enough, he'll be moaning about the downturn in haunting: "November's a biatch month, man. No one wants me to scare them."

Then there's the creepy ghoulfriend who is always there but 'doesn't live there.' "Naw, dude. She's got a place across town but she missed the bus and has to crash here."
 
2010-10-25 11:47:12 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I would live with a ghost, aliens, bigfoot, and a chupacabra for a 25% rent reduction.


Incorporeal beings = fine with me. Hairy things make the place dirty a lot faster.
 
2010-10-25 11:47:26 AM  
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this ghost?
/yes....yes i would
 
2010-10-25 11:47:47 AM  
Dumb: "No way! I ain't livin' with no ghosts!"

Smart: "Heck yeah. Baby needs a new pair of shoes."

Smartest: "Perhaps. Do you have have any units with two ghosts and a 100% reduction?"
 
2010-10-25 11:47:51 AM  
No, sorry. I'm scared of ghosts. That's why we use them at Halloween--because they're scary, duh.
 
2010-10-25 11:48:12 AM  
Do I get to claim it as a dependent?
 
2010-10-25 11:48:16 AM  

Kar98: Hell, I would _create_ ghosts for a 50% reduction in rent.


And you would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those pesky kids!
 
2010-10-25 11:48:38 AM  
Yep, next question.
 
2010-10-25 11:48:49 AM  
Is this one of those ghosts that sexually molests you while you sleep? I wouldn't even need a rent reduction for that. Hell, I'd pay extra.
 
2010-10-25 11:49:02 AM  
If the girl from ghost whisperer would move in too I'm cool with that.

I can think of things to do with her that would make a ghost gasp.
Keep in mind her nose is kinda sharp though...of course.
 
2010-10-25 11:49:13 AM  
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'Welcome to the neighborhood.'
 
2010-10-25 11:49:24 AM  
Well, if the initial price was comparable to other rents in the area, sure. I wouldn't want to get sucked into a "Ghost - Rent half off" scam where they first doubled or tripped the rent.
 
2010-10-25 11:49:35 AM  
Only if I can get Charisma Carpenter as a roomie.

/or Kris and Amy can cuddle in fear
//the Farkettes can have Zak, Nick, and Aaron
 
2010-10-25 11:50:02 AM  
Is the ghost hot? If yes, then yes.
 
2010-10-25 11:50:25 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I would live with a ghost, aliens, bigfoot, and a chupacabra for a 25% rent reduction.


Sasquatch would drink all your beer. Just sayin' bro.

/As long as the ghost picks up his sheets and does the dishes once in a while. . .
 
2010-10-25 11:50:33 AM  
ghost pays utilities
 
2010-10-25 11:50:49 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 'Welcome to the neighborhood.'


Why is the pope dressed as a quaker?
 
2010-10-25 11:51:02 AM  
Sure, as long the ghost didn't mind all the fapping going on.
 
2010-10-25 11:51:03 AM  
I would live with Gary Busey in my attic watching me for a 50% reduction.

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2010-10-25 11:51:24 AM  
Couldn't possibly be more scary than my wife when she's on the phone with her girlfriends and peeling the skin off the soles of her feet and flicking it around the bedroom.

Man, I hate that.
 
2010-10-25 11:51:43 AM  

Nightsweat: Would I have to pretend to be gay so Mr. Furlee wouldn't object?


Only if you're visited by the ghost of buttsecks past
 
2010-10-25 11:51:49 AM  

Guidette Frankentits: There are two things in life I can count one.


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Not impressed.
 
2010-10-25 11:51:50 AM  
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As long as it doesn't try to eat me.
 
2010-10-25 11:52:04 AM  
Half your rent is paid with this:

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2010-10-25 11:52:12 AM  
Hell yes!
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Of course it would still be too damn high.
 
2010-10-25 11:52:22 AM  

Nightsweat: I ain't fraid of no ghost.


Bustin' makes me feel good!
 
2010-10-25 11:53:01 AM  

0Icky0: my wife when she's on the phone with her girlfriends and peeling the skin off the soles of her feet and flicking it around the bedroom.


Go on...
 
2010-10-25 11:53:08 AM  
Depends. If it's in NYC and the ghost is the Shhh/bookstacking ghost lady from Ghostbusters, then hell yeah.

If it's in Salt Lake City, UT and the ghost is the creepy twins from The Shining, then no thank you.

Situations falling in between these scenarios will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
 
2010-10-25 11:53:14 AM  

Genju: As long as it doesn't try to eat me.


Uh, what are those white things?
 
2010-10-25 11:53:33 AM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Is this one of those ghosts that sexually molests you while you sleep? I wouldn't even need a rent reduction for that. Hell, I'd pay extra.


You're sure about that? (pops, NSFW)
 
2010-10-25 11:53:37 AM  
I would if my mortgage company would forgive the rest of the money I owe them.
 
2010-10-25 11:53:51 AM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Genju: As long as it doesn't try to eat me.

Uh, what are those white things?


Flying sperm. Duh.
 
2010-10-25 11:54:02 AM  

nelsonal: Hell yes!


I see Jules Winfield is still walking the earth, like Caine in Kung Fu.
 
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