My roommates and I run a very hospitable apartment. Rarely does a week go by during which one of us doesn't host a guest. Often bochrim from the local yeshiva spend Shabbos with us in order to be closer to the Jewish community. One such individual arrived early last week. According to one of my roommates, henceforth to be referred to as The Nicest Guy in the World (NGW) which he truly is, the yeshiva dormitories were too loud for him to sleep well so he needed a place to crash while he found other living arrangements. We were under the impression that this would be a night or two, three at the most. It's now been a week. That's right, the Three Musketeers' apartment now has its very own squatter.
NGW, in whose room he is staying, is far too nice to ever say anything. In fact, he's far too nice to even notice the imposition. He laughingly told me about how when he crept into his own room late one night he was admonished by the squatter for causing the floor to vibrate excessively. Just so you know, NGW is a marathoner with a body fat content of about 4%. A cricket having a heart attack would vibrate the floor more than NGW would if he was Irish step dancing (which he has been known to do).
Our squatter is not an unpleasant fellow. And hosting him is not a terrific imposition. However, hosting implies a predetermined, usually short, stay, and in this case it would appear we have a tenant. A tenant who never takes out the garbage, replaces the paper towels, or pays any of the rent. My other roommate, Tall Dark & Handsome (TDH), and I have discussed the scenario and we both find it somewhat amusing and somewhat irritating. We're trying to decide whether to accept this as yissurim (Berachos 5a) and an opportunity to work on our hachnasat orchim, or whether to have a talk with the squatter.
What would you do?