We gambled on finding a new tenant to rent our studio basement apartment. We actually thought we hit it big with Bryan*- a nice young man from a good family just trying to move out of his noisy frat home with too many people. He wanted a quiet home with privacy. Score! That’s us: nice, boring, quiet family environment and we will never invade your space in the basement.
In retrospect he seemed too good to be true. His parents, both highly educated professionals, were rooting for him and trying to help him out. He had dropped out of a respected university to do blue collar work and seemed to be a hard working young man. He was trying to figure out his next step in life. His parents gave him some rent money, groceries, meals, a new X-Box, an Audi convertible, a weekly maid service. Perhaps a bit spoiled, but hey, more power to him.