Judge John Hodgman Episode 44: The Bedding Crasher

| 1 comment

Chris and Emily bring a case against their friend, Pat. Pat has asked to stay at one of their small apartments while visiting their area. He says he's willing to sleep on the couch. They say that he has a good-paying job, they have a small apartment, and he shouldn't have put them in the awkward position of turning him down.

Is it appropriate to ask to crash on the couch when you could reasonably afford a hotel?

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THIS PODCAST
SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in ITUNES or the RSS FEED
VIEW THE EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

From Chris
A photo of a comfortable Ikea sofabed, next to windows overlooking the San Francisco Bay. To date, it's hosted two crashers during their stays at my apartment." This shows that he's willing to host travelers if they do need assistance, and it's convenient to both parties.

From Emily

A photo showing that she doesn't have tons of space for guests in her one bedroom apartment.

From Pat

A photo of his own guest room in Waterloo, which is open for any of his friends.

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Comments

Well, now you've doomed us all

Actually, it turns out that Pat has really just been Zeus in disguise for the past 30 years, in an effort to see whether the Greek virtue of hospitality was still in effect before he decided whether to avert the coming apocalypse.

By siding with the complainant you've made up his mind and doomed us all.

Thanks a lot, your honor.