An intro for people new to this blog. Cori describes working for Harold and her decision to leave.
I know, I’m supposed to be working on the podcast but I wanted to get this thing posted before the contest. This is my white doofus friend who, by the way, is all mad because his mom didn’t pay his phone bill in time. And I know the color’s all screwy but I didn’t feel like fiddling with it anymore.
So, I’ve decided to initiate a frivolous lawsuit.
I joined this new gym back in December and they offered a basic membership for $10 a month, or a “deluxe” membership for $20 a month that was supposed to include unlimited tanning and massage. I signed up for “deluxe” and paid 6 months in advance.
Well, they didn’t have tanning and massage available, and whenever I asked about it, it was always “next week it should be here.” Four months later it still isn’t here, so I (and hundreds of others) have paid double for our memberships, not to mention paying for tanning and massage off-site when we realized we wouldn’t be getting it at the gym.
I talked to the manager and he said that when my six months were up, he would give me one additional month for free to make up for this. Except…he’s offering me something that costs $10 in exchange for what will be $60 that I overpaid.
They are also still selling the “deluxe” memberships to people, telling them after the fact that they don’t have what they promised and there are no refunds.
So I decided to sue. I’ve had this attorney on retainer for a while; set up with him when I decided to make it public that I left WN, just in case. (In case what, I don’t know, but I just liked knowing he was there.) So now I’ll finally get to meet him and use what I’ve been paying for.
Clearly, I do not care about $60, and it will cost me thousands to take this kind of legal action, but I’m doing it to send a message: don’t go around pissing off people with whom you do business, especially not competitors during the contest season, and ESPECIALLY not women who have nothing but disposable income, free time, and unlimited spite. Women tend not to let ANYTHING go, EVER!
I’m in a good position in that in my world, there is no such thing as bad publicity. The absolute worst that will happen to me is I will be kicked out of the gym, if the legal action even takes place before my membership ends in June. So I will look like the person who just tried to stand up for the little guy, to help those for whom $60 IS a lot of money but who were resigned to just letting it go, and the gym and its management will look like the bad guys; those who ripped off well-known local competitors shortly before a show.
I’ve been getting the thumbs-up everywhere I go. I still work out there. I’m not going to be intimidated when I have nothing to lose. They were probably figuring on their members being a bunch of low-income fools who would never spend a lot of money on proving a point. At this point I will be pissed if management just decides to settle and give everyone a refund; I wanna fight! Guess I’m bored or something…
This is fun! I should see if I can sue someone else, too! Maybe Harold, for promising a white homeland when really there are all these other-colored people here too.
Good thing I already go to three other gyms.
Anyway, just wanted to give you all something else to look at while you’re waiting for the next podcast. Tentative date of April 20; I know it’s a bit removed from the main event (Fred Phelps’ death) but I’m like, really busy…a month away from the contest and now I have these pressing legal issues to deal with…just can’t catch a break at all, you guys!
OK, new post to give people something else on which to comment for a while. Copied this exchange word for word from something going around Facebook.
A reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan to a pretty girl seeking a rich husband…
A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?
I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here.
I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above.
You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.
My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married?
I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?
Among those I’ve dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit.
If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden(?), $250k annual income is not enough.
I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)
A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan:
Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.
Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money” : Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.
However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.
Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.
By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.
If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long-term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.
Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income.This has better chance than finding a rich fool.
Hope this reply helps.
J.P. Morgan CEO
I met Chad and Drew Bostwick at an NSM rally in Arizona in 2009, though the article does not state they are former NSM members. These were the two boys who crapped in their motel room sink.