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Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: And what was left was what was guilt was what u gave to me
Location: A cavalcade of strangers came to tear ur world apart
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So... I was in a very Republican/Conservative mindset this evening by happenchance..
as I toiled with the non orbital electric buffer on my dark metallic blue '05 SRX Cadillac. I am toiling to buff out a key job to be specific. I know who did it, and the key job on my SL500, and my sabotaged sprinkler system, and my office sign, and the personal death threats; (luckily with these, most had witnesses) and even more than I care to mention. It was an employee of 11 long years that I fired three years ago for substance abuse.
He was a very good employee for most of it and at times a friend. He became more and more unstable, flying off the handle, and when I say flying off I mean there were no boundaries, no off limits, anything and everything would be said; the kind of things you never say to a loved one much less an employer. And as you can guess he started alienating himself in the office and finally with clients. Anything could and would be said when he was in a rage; things thrown, wild screaming, and just nutty little temper tantrums were de rigueur. He was always a torn individual as he was definitely gay but absolutely lived in fear that anyone would find out. Sad thing was that anyone could tell and did, but him of course. I almost didn't hire him because he acted ever so slightly effete and over the top in the stereotypical manner. Sigh. He wrapped this fear around him so thoroughly that it is no wonder he cracked. Addiction and physical abuse ran rampant in his family from the stories he would tell about his siblings in prison, threats with knives, and visiting restrictions with the parents. No I didn't hold him being gay as a culprit, nor did I care about his sexual preferences, I merely felt it stretched him to extremes as it was something he could not fully deal with regardless of his good education.
So finally the proverbial straw broke the camel's back, and with his work in a downward spiral, it was not difficult to let him go on a personal or business level. Problem was I had no idea the magnitude he would lay upon me as the reason for his downfall. He immediately lost the Porsche 911 Cab, and the semi prestigious address in Dallas that he was never at (he had a lover of many years whom he cheated on literally nonstop; how that worked I'll never know, as they were extremely (black comic book level) nasty to each other). The office in general sighed a deep sigh of relief initially, but vandalism, blatant lying, and personal threats soon became the norm.
Three years later from all this I walk out to my SRX and find it keyed while it sat overnight on the street a few weeks ago. I thought at first that it served me right for leaving it out, but then as I looked at the 50+ cars parked on the street all around it I realized this one was singled out. There were new Jaguar XJRs, Range Rovers, LX470s, and you name it on that street sitting out overnight, but my lowly Cadillac was the only one struck. Then I noticed the way the key job was done. An unusual design that almost resembles a signature, short and wide and deep. Almost exactly like the one on my SL500 to be specific from two years ago. So he struck again I thought to myself. All told I place damages to be a well over $100k (counting everything plus the silly vandalism) from his madness for blaming me for everything wrong in his life.
So... I was thinking the classic line of conservatives everywhere that "one gets what they deserve" while sweating profusely to fill and hide the scratches on the Cadillac. He was extremely well paid, over 100k a yr, and yet when it all came crashing down he was simply too big a chicken shit to admit, even now after three years, that he brought this upon himself. I have made and will continue to make mistakes, but I blame myself inevitably, I find this more productive and yes easier in the long run. I hope he finds some resolution within himself that will allow him to move on and prosper. So tonite I feel quite conservative.
Last edited by Shane; 03-09-2009 at 09:39 PM.