How Do They Sleep?I had some plans for a weekend in Whistler which got cancelled today due to some crooked dealings. Until a few days ago, a friend of mine worked for a shady character who screwed her out of a large sum of money, for which she has been forced to pursue legal action. In doing some investigation, she found that he has raised the ire of a number of clients and customers.
It reminds me of my car woes from last year. I had my car "repaired" by a severely crooked mechanic who actively sabotaged my car, causing it to mysteriously break down, sending me back for more "repairs".
Knowing as little as I do about cars, it took me 3 visits to figure out that something wasn't quite right. I took it to another mechanic who stared under the hood somewhat shocked that the engine heat sensor had been forcibly removed, a cap from the transmission had been pried off, the hose to the air filter had been loosened and wires to the starter had been cut and taped in place.
I was insane with anger, but because it had been 6 months since I had taken it to the mechanic, proving anything in court would be virtually impossible.
If the amount is small enough, you can pursue them in Small Claims Court, but good luck actually getting your settlement out of them. If you take them to Civil Court, it'll cost you thousands of dollars to get financial relief. Most of the time it isn't economically feasible.
What possesses people to do things like this? I simply don't understand people that actively inflict economic damage on people. I'm constantly amazed at assholes who will intentionally mislead you, for what ends up being a small gain.
I want there to be a database of cheaters. A place where I can go to look up that mechanic, or car salesman, or Future Shop employee. I want their crooked, cheating, no-good face posted on some website that warns everyone with messages like: Stay Away - your money is at risk.