I knew it, they’re adopting Les!
I think we all know she’s going to overflow the toilet. ;-)
“Great news hon, I signed both a long-term lease and an employment contract, aren’t you proud of me hon? Hon? What are you doing with that frying pan hon?” — Papa DeGroot
Meanwhile, oblivious to the drama surrounding Ann, and concerned about lagging sales, Luann’s dad just hired Ann Eiffel as the Cafe’s new event coordinator.
Yes, it’s not an uncommon occurrence. The idea is to prevent someone who has established a residence (over 30 days) from suddenly being forced into homelessness by allowing them some time (through notice to vacate or the eviction process) to find an alternative home. Obviously it’s not an ideal situation, but some people have no other choice. You might want to read “Renting and the law: Owner wants to evict live-in girlfriend” or other resources about the rights and perils of “tenancy at will”.
Nope, rent isn’t required, though the requirements for a “tenant at will” vary from state to state. Even saying “Why don’t you stay here?” can constitute a verbal agreement for tenancy. In most states, if a person has stayed with you for over 30 days they are considered a tenant. You might notice in your rental agreement prohibitions on long-term guests for that reason. If Ann wants, she could make a big stink about not leaving, and Tom (being a lawyer) would have to evict her.
“But since I’ve lived her 30 days you’ll have to evict me… Mwahahaha” — Ann
(Ann rips open blouse) “Look Tom! Boobies! These are not the droids you are looking for!”
And then the dream sequence ends and Tiff wakes up with a crick in her neck from sleeping on the yoga mat.
Tiff isn’t out of the woods yet. Tom is still reeling from the shock and may yet turn against his daughter when Ann gets involved and “explains” the situation. Love makes you do stupid things like believing sweet lies. In the mean time, we probably don’t want to know what Ann has been up to as she probably knows she’s on borrowed time. An ultrasound is generally done about 20 weeks into pregnancy, so there’s no chance she can get pregnant now and still deliver on time. There’s also the possibility that she set up the pregnancy scam and coincidentally got pregnant, but her lies about the ultrasound put her in a difficult situation timing-wise. I suppose it’s also possible her doctor accidentally gave her the wrong ultrasound, but I doubt it.