We’ve all done some pretty stupid things when we were kids. But is a 23-year-old woman still a kid?
Kooky Girl was working in the gift department of a Saks Fifth Avenue in the affluent Chicago suburb where she was raised when a male friend came in to visit. What great fun it would be to steal some pricey stuff, they schemed together. So Kooky Girl and her “friend” went shopping: into empty Saks bags went a few beach towels, a portable TV, some Baccarat crystal (1 vase, some champagne flutes, and an elephant figurine) and…get this…jelly beans! (?!?!) Unbeknownst to them, Kooky Girl was already under surveillance by the store’s loss prevention staff for suspected pilferage. Now they finally had her.
The “friend” walked the bags out of the store and was apprehended by store agents in the mall parking lot. The agents collared Kooky Girl, too, and they both ended up in police custody. In her police statement she admitted to stealing approximately $2500 in merchandise over her 8-month employment at Saks. In court she pled guilty, was fined $500, and given 18 months’ probation.
Okay, so this was 1987 and the Kook was only 23 at the time. People make mistakes. But 1987 was a tough year for her: she had four more run-ins with the law. Do we give her a pass? This was a young woman born with a silver spoon in her mouth in a posh Chicago suburb. Why all the stealing? Just a stupid mistake (see if and how much she could get away with?) or the beginning of a long history of civil and criminal activity that continues to this day?
A look at her convictions from 1985 through 2014 shows most are under her given name. Sometime around 2014 her convictions are listed under a slightly altered first name. A clerical error by an arresting officer or by a court clerk? I think not. My personal theory is that she changed the spelling of her first name to evade law enforcement. They could search under her given name, and find 18 convictions. Under her changed name, only 5 convictions. Is she hiding in plain sight?
Boy Toy claims to love this woman, but I highly doubt he really knows her. I wonder sometimes if it’s true love or if he’s afraid of her that makes him stay. Perhaps he is just settling for the only piece of ass he can now get at age 57…one with a long rap sheet.
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. We have now irrevocably split.
Lately I've been writing about the man who took his place in the "off" years of that 26-year-long affair. He was a dynamic sexual partner but we, too, now have irrevocably split.
These are our stories.