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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 11:47 AM
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8. And I'd add that the roommates need to tell Larry or at least be there when the OP does.
It sounds like the roommates tolerated Larry long before the OP moved in and it's only the OP who raised an objection. That they agreed with the OP means they should be willing to step up to the plate now and help correct the problem. If they are unwilling to do so then the OP should start looking for a new place to live because Larry isn't going anywhere.
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  -How would you deal with a couch surfer who doesn't pay rent? Alexander  Aug-24-07 11:20 AM   #0 
  - Make it look like an accident.  bob_weaver   Aug-24-07 11:26 AM   #1 
  - LOL!  Lex   Aug-24-07 11:37 AM   #5 
  - Hire some very tall and hefty men wearing bunnY suits  liberaldemocrat7   Aug-27-07 01:58 AM   #68 
  - ...  Kali   Aug-27-07 12:17 AM   #67 
  - I'd tell him the free ride is over and stick to it  nini   Aug-24-07 11:30 AM   #2 
  - So....kick him out? Or make him start paying rent?  Alexander   Aug-24-07 11:34 AM   #3 
  - What do YOU want?  nini   Aug-24-07 11:49 AM   #10 
     - Rent in advance  lizziegrace   Aug-24-07 11:52 AM   #12 
     - Quite frankly, I want him gone. But I don't know what my roommates want.  Alexander   Aug-24-07 11:57 AM   #18 
  - or go ahead and be a total asshole  frogcycle   Aug-26-07 09:47 PM   #60 
  - Diplomacy implies compromise  skygazer   Aug-24-07 11:34 AM   #4 
  - And I'd add that the roommates need to tell Larry or at least be there when the OP does.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-24-07 11:47 AM   #8 
     - That's a good point  skygazer   Aug-24-07 11:50 AM   #11 
     - I agree with that, and want to add...  Alexander   Aug-24-07 11:52 AM   #13 
        - Well, then, all you guys need to quit being so wishy-washy  skygazer   Aug-24-07 11:55 AM   #16 
           - He suggested to me that his trip back home may be permanent...  Alexander   Aug-24-07 12:07 PM   #21 
              - Sounds like a good plan to me.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-24-07 12:16 PM   #25 
  - How does he get into the house?  Sock Puppet   Aug-24-07 11:39 AM   #6 
  - That's a very good question.  Alexander   Aug-24-07 11:48 AM   #9 
  - Write a letter of notice, pin it to the couch.  Lex   Aug-24-07 11:39 AM   #7 
  - I wouldn't make an offer to accept rent from him - I'd have him leave altogether  Richardo   Aug-24-07 11:52 AM   #14 
     - I was just going by what the OP said  Lex   Aug-24-07 11:54 AM   #15 
        - Ah.  Richardo   Aug-24-07 11:57 AM   #17 
           - I agree.  Lex   Aug-24-07 11:58 AM   #19 
           - I agree completely.  Alexander   Aug-24-07 12:11 PM   #23 
  - Here's your other option  skygazer   Aug-24-07 11:59 AM   #20 
  - Dress him in a squirrel outfit and call shell beau  Rambis   Aug-24-07 12:08 PM   #22 
  - you could tell him you've rented the couch out to a paying customer.  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-24-07 12:13 PM   #24 
  - Or just sell the couch.  AllegroRondo   Aug-24-07 12:25 PM   #27 
     - there you go.  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-24-07 12:33 PM   #31 
  - Change the locks. When he knocks on the door,  AllegroRondo   Aug-24-07 12:24 PM   #26 
  - I like this suggestion  skygazer   Aug-24-07 12:30 PM   #30 
  - First. DON'T feel sorry for him.  alphafemale   Aug-24-07 12:27 PM   #28 
  - No diplomacy. Kick him the fuck out.  Zavulon   Aug-24-07 12:30 PM   #29 
  - UPDATE: So I gave him a week to move out...  Alexander   Aug-26-07 03:26 AM   #32 
  - Here's a little backup for you  Book Lover   Aug-26-07 03:58 AM   #33 
  - Golden.. You evil bastid'  Omphaloskepsis   Aug-26-07 03:59 AM   #34 
  - I agree with book lover...  adsosletter   Aug-26-07 04:23 AM   #35 
  - he is playing on your sense of guilt  KurtNYC   Aug-26-07 09:15 AM   #41 
  - You done good. Stick to your guns and it'll be easier the next time you come across  electron_blue   Aug-26-07 09:54 AM   #44 
  - A lot of places have laws in place where only three different people  DS1   Aug-26-07 10:46 AM   #46 
  - You were too diplomatic  skygazer   Aug-26-07 11:32 AM   #48 
  - I was just trying to get him out by the end of the week, and be diplomatic.  Alexander   Aug-26-07 08:04 PM   #53 
     - I hope it works for you  skygazer   Aug-26-07 08:22 PM   #54 
        - It will. I'm not taking any shit. Sept. 1st, I'm throwing his stuff out,  Alexander   Aug-26-07 08:33 PM   #55 
  - What's with the  Mz Pip   Aug-26-07 11:50 AM   #49 
  - The landlord/lady may not be OK with that, plus it may violate some  raccoon   Aug-27-07 07:45 AM   #69 
  - I think most of DU knows what I would do  Skittles   Aug-26-07 04:54 AM   #36 
  - Heck,  Book Lover   Aug-26-07 04:57 AM   #37 
  - That's my advice: Call Skittles  Ellen Forradalom   Aug-26-07 08:38 PM   #56 
  - I'll take "kick his ASS" for $500, Alex!  JVS   Aug-26-07 10:02 PM   #64 
  - People like this will stay as long as you will let them  undeterred   Aug-26-07 05:44 AM   #38 
  - I would not be very diplomatic.  MrSlayer   Aug-26-07 06:03 AM   #39 
  - Have him put out, or put him out?  HypnoToad   Aug-26-07 07:12 AM   #40 
  - Jeesh  dropkickpa   Aug-26-07 09:36 AM   #42 
  - You were very polite - I would have been more blunt:  WakeMeUp   Aug-26-07 09:52 AM   #43 
  - you shoulda changed the locks  mzteris   Aug-26-07 09:59 AM   #45 
  - I was in a similar situation except it was a whole family!  Wcross   Aug-26-07 11:22 AM   #47 
  - 1. Find a forest preserve  AngryAmish   Aug-26-07 12:09 PM   #50 
  - Okay that post creeped me out a bit... details and all...  ruiner4u   Aug-26-07 10:02 PM   #63 
  - Oh cool........a professional deadbeat.  bushwentawol   Aug-26-07 12:29 PM   #51 
  - Release sharks into the living room. n/t  Mojambo   Aug-26-07 12:46 PM   #52 
  - "Hi Larry - look, maybe there's been some kind of miscommunication, but you don't live here.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-26-07 08:38 PM   #57 
  - May not be the best approach but..  Ahpook   Aug-26-07 09:40 PM   #58 
  - wait til he's not there, change all the locks , and dump his crap out front  frogcycle   Aug-26-07 09:43 PM   #59 
  - "Hey Larry, get your own fucking home!"  JVS   Aug-26-07 09:57 PM   #61 
  - "Get out my house, jerk!"  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-26-07 10:01 PM   #62 
  - two words: restraining order EOM  pitohui   Aug-27-07 12:08 AM   #65 
  - ask him to find a new 'board'.  idgiehkt   Aug-27-07 12:12 AM   #66 

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