An Unwanted House Guest

About a month ago, my friend Richard called me and asked if he could come Stay with me for a couple of weeks. I usually don’t like having House guests, but Richard was a good friend. He’s an artist and he was thinking about moving to L. A. He wanted to see if he could get a job in the area. I told him, yes, of course, and he came down right away. As I said, that was a month ago. He’s been living in my Guestroom ever since.

I like Richard and we Get along, but I just don’t like having a roommate. Sometimes, he gets In the way when I want to invite someone over, and he’s always Hogging the couch. One of my Pet peeves is a dirty bathroom and Richard is a Slob. I finally decided to let him know that he had Overstayed his welcome. But, how do you Throw out one of your best friends?

On the day I was going to talk to Richard, he came home with some big news. He had met some guy at the employment agency and he planned To move in with him. I was Bowled over! He had just met him. I tried to Talk him out of it, but he’d Made up his mind. Richard has always been a Free spirit so Who am I to tell him what to do? I just hope he’ll be happy.