I couldn’t be happier that B. is going to back inside this building next Monday:
And happier, still, that I have nothing to do with his case (for a change).
I’m continually amazed at what you can find on the Internet. I was checking on the status of my own legal debacle with B. and plugged his last name into an online Court search. His name popped up in a case in Small Claims Court, as did the plaintiff’s (the person who is suing him). The contested amount is $2,630.
What was this about? Who did he stiff and why?
Curiosity got the best of me, so I went a-hunting.
It was easy to find the plaintiff (very unique last name) and I rang him up. Whatever the matter, I told him, I offered myself as a witness if needed. The nice gentleman on the other end of the phone appreciated my reaching out, but apparently I can be of no help when the case is heard next Monday. (Damn! 😦 ) B. is being sued in Small Claims Court for refusing to pay the remainder of a contractor’s bill to stain his cabin in Michigan. (I recall B. saying he intended to hire someone to do this work on the very last day we were together, way back in October 2013.) B. has millions; $2630 is like pocket change to him. Once again, he is being litigious, disputatious, and just an arrogant, narcissistic asshole. B. has a long history of suing others: besides me, there’s the 3 former employers who fired him and even the City of Chicago in 1989 for swallowing his car in a pothole (was it your Mercedes or the BMW 750iL, B.? Memory fails.).
I wished the contractor well and he promised to call once the outcome was known. I live 90 miles away in another state so I can’t attend the trial, and the protection order prevents me from being in B.’s presence, anyway. But just the satisfaction of knowing he’s about to get his own beat-down is so very satisfying. Delectable.
Here’s the scene of the “crime.”
Looks like it could use a good coat of stain, eh? (August 2012)
POST ADDENDUM 9/22/2014 – B. lost his bid to not pay the contractor what he was owed for staining B.’s house. Karmic revenge. What goes around comes around. Now B. is only 1-for-3 on lawsuits this year.
A former mistress (26 years, on-and-off) describes the good, the bad, and the ugly of her long-term affair. Conclusion: Affairs aren't necessarily destructive if kept in the correct perspective. Our experience enhanced BOTH our marriages.
That is, until his marriage ended and we began to love each other. When the affair morphed into a relationship, well, that's when it stopped being fun for me.
For 26 yrs we luxuriated in implicit Trust. When B. cheated on ME, it was the first time another person came into our relationship besides our respective spouses.
We have now irrevocably split.