UGH! I know a guy who comes into an online trivia room I work for, and He was telling me about the trailer he lived in.
It is a small trailer, meant to be pulled behind a car and quite small and old. A tree fell on it several years ago and he lost power in half of it, unfortunatly the half included his refridgerator. I asked him if he was able to salvage the food, and he said he hadnt opened it in 3 months because of the smell. (sorry this is gross I know).
Then he told me he had seen a POSSUM in his house.and it was using his shower stall for a restroom. I asked why he didnt shoo it out, and he said his house was soooo messy, doors wouldnt open or close anymore, and there were large piles of trash that the possum was hiding in.
I tried to help this man. I suggested I could loan him the money to rent a dumpster and maybe hire someone to repair his electricity. He said he wouldnt call anyone out because he was afraid they would turn him in to the health department.
I sent him articles about squalor, depression, and overcoming situations similar to his.
He was unconcerned, and laughed at me for trying to help. The possum was in his small trailor for at least 6 months before he found it dead one day.
It came to a head when his aunt came to visit (she owned the land and the trailer) and saw how he was living. She threw him out and had the trailer removed and destroyed.
A lot of us tried to support Paul in his new home, and encouraged him to get some help so it wouldnt degenerate into a similar situation. About 6 months later he told me he was changing his sheets for the first time since the move and oh haha, guess what you guys, my sheets had grown onto the mattress with a kind of mold.
We gave up! He seems perfectly happy living in sqaulor. I would imagine his personal hygene is non existent and he smells as bad as your guy if not worse.
By the way, I had to laugh when I read the viking post, My stinky guy belongs to a medieval group that has faires where everyone is in costume. I'm certain his odor and table manners are very realistic. Bottom line? You cant help people who dont want help. Try once, then be blunt or move on, Its all you can do.
Stink-Free Hugs, Fabby