As the iconic Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City once wisely said, "In New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment."
If it's the latter, you might easily become the victim of this devilish prank by an international nonprofit organization TECHO. Don't fret though — it's all for a good cause!
In order to raise awareness about poverty in Latin America, TECHO volunteers decided to give Americans a taste of what it's like to live in an actual slum. So they created one in the very heart of NYC and invited unsuspecting apartment hunters to take a look at it.
But, of course, they didn't tell them all the facts ...
Watch this real estate agent trying to sell people on the idea of living in a slum. Their faces speak louder than words.
"This is a f*cking joke, yeah?"
"Seems like an illegal living situation. It's ridiculous!"
"No, no, no. This is not for me."
These are just a few reactions from people who were totally terrified by what they saw. But as the video states, it is an actual living arrangement of 863 million people worldwide. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, about 13,8 million live in high-poverty ghettos, barrios and slums.