So, for the 3rd year in a row, a couple of my friends from across the country are visiting in a few weeks. Usually, they’ve stayed a few days in my comically cramped apartment. It’s been alright, but I’m always surprised they don’t want to shell out a little cash for some extra elbow room.
Well, this year, one of the guys decided to book a 9 day trip, and he assumes he’s staying with me that long. A 2nd friend will be coming out with him for 3 days. Then at the end of the trip, a 3rd friend will be arriving for 3 days.
So, in previous conversations, I had told them they could stay here, but I hadn’t realized it was shaping up to be such an epic stay. I would like to kindly tell them to find a hotel or vacation rental, but…it’s short notice, and it’s New York (expensive). However, I’d be willing to shell out some of my own money just to avoid being Hotel De Shroud.
So, should I offer to comp the whole thing? (under 2 grand if I’m lucky). $500? I think the financial situation of the 9-day guy is precarious, but the other 2 have good paying jobs. Or just suck it up and live in a cramped hovel with no privacy for a week?