A couple of months ago I had a conversation with a prospective client who had decided to scrap his condo/loft search as he had recently learned about Nostradamus and his predictions regarding the world coming to an end very soon. He felt it made sense, what with mounting tensions in Korea, Iraq and Iran and the supposed likelihood of a nuclear war being on the cards. Hehe. He felt this catastrophic turn of events would end society as we know it in 2012. For me, this excuse was a first, and even my sizeable textbook of 'smart-ass' answers did not have a response.