So this isn't my worst story. My worst was when I let the ex come back into my home for what was supposed to be a couple days while she sorted out some issues. Wtf was I thinking with that one?
Currently, I have an old, dear friend who came up for a visit for a couple days. He's lives about 4 hours away now, but his family is still here in the city. His grandmother is very sick and was recently hospitalized, so he asked if he could just crash for a couple days while he sees how things progressed. Well thank God his grandmother is recovering from cancer surgery now and she has left the hospital.
Here is the deal. My friend arrived two days early, and let me know today that he has been laid off in his hometown. He tells me that he would like to stay for a few more days to say hi to some of our old friends. What am I going to do, we've known each other for a million years, and so I say ok.
Well I guess he's having a good time because he let me know that he would like to stay for a few more days. In the meantime, he's trying to rekindle an old flame, and fighting like crazy with the girlfriend he shares a house with back where he lives.
So the bottom line is that two-day trip has turned into an 11-day trip, and I'm starting to feel like a sucker. The funny thing is that this friend has always been a classy guy before. I don't know where this trashy behaviour is coming from.
So tell me folks, what would you do? The situation is actually far more awkward then I would have imagined it would be. If someone had come to me with this problem last week I would just say, what is the problem? You're both grown men, tell him what you want and he'll respect you for it and you'll get your house back. But it's not so easy somehow.
Give me some advice, please. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, has this ever happened to you? Does anyone out there have any bad houseguest stories to ease my pain?