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post #16 of 28
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Oh, the b...... changed his email address.
post #17 of 28
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Where is he in the U.S.?  If he is in the Boston area, I would gladly take your letter and convey your sentiments to him at his residence or place of employ and convey the same information (I'll even wear a suit.  Or maybe a black hoodie and army jacket will get the point across more effectively.) As you may have gathered, I don't take getting ripped off very well.
I say take LA Guy up on his offer.
post #18 of 28
Your call Fabienne... He lives in Bedford, huh? From your description of him, he seem like a lot of the sheltered WASPy types around here who walk around with a sense of entitlement. In my experience, a lot of these people are passive aggressive and do not do particularly well in the face of direct confrontation. PM me a name, address and phone number, and adequate documentation, and I'll see what I can do.
post #19 of 28
I know some people who work for collection agencies. They say some pretty nasty stuff.
post #20 of 28
you have his email address then? do you have anything on the email that indicates his intention to pay for this service? if even only a passing comment after the agreement ("and i will pay your student in cash next time im in town") - anything like that?
post #21 of 28
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I know some people who work for collection agencies. They say some pretty nasty stuff.
Tell me, and I'll up it a notch.
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Email: He apparently cancelled his service with Earthlink. I tried with an address of mine I had never used with him, and it bounced back. Coincidence, or the sign of someone who is entrenching himself? Personality: Passive-aggressive, yes, possibly. For that reason, I wouldn't want you to make a personal visit, it's not worth it. However, I wouldn't mind a phone call, as long as you have time and it won't cost you anything. I'll send you his telephone number. Records: Unfortunately, I emailed him both from my Hotmail address as well as from work. The records from Hotmail are all lost, as it doesn't automatically keep copies of sent mail. At work, I have one message that he sent me, saying he'd investigate why the student hasn't received the amount yet, (as well as several others): Me: Mr. M., > > The student says he has not received payment. Would you please check with > your bank? > > Thank you, > > Fabienne His reply: I will check into it. XX (first name) However, he doesn't know that I have deleted some of his emails. When I gave him the student's estimate, he did reply that it was fine with him, and that he wanted to pay me for all my research and time finding a paleographe.
post #23 of 28
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Despite LA Guy's valliant efforts, the man now claims he is not the person with whom I have been corresponding about the transcription. Since I don't have sufficient proof, I decided to give up and paid the student myself yesterday. LA Guy, thank you again.
post #24 of 28
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the man now claims he is not the person with whom I have been corresponding about the transcription.
What a scumbag.
post #25 of 28
Yep. Really rude guy too, and not too smart. He actually threatened to bring the full force of the executive branch of government against me (in pretty much those words), and proceeded to tell me that the executive branch controlled the legislative and judicial. I am not a lawyer, but I told him this was probably not the case.
post #26 of 28
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He actually threatened to bring the full force of the executive branch of government against me (in pretty much those words), and proceeded to tell me that the executive branch controlled the legislative and judicial.  I am not a lawyer, but I told him this was probably not the case.
Some liberals might argue that this is the de facto case in the United States today . . .
post #27 of 28
LAG: Don't s'pose you made a video? Is he likely to move? Perhaps we should deluge him with cards and letters... Or give it to ernest and tell him he eats sandwiches and wears brown suits with crocodile shoes.
post #28 of 28
Fabienne and I have both talked to the gentleman in question, and I think we'd agree that the effort necessary to get $0.02 out of him, or to even admit that he had contacted Fabienne in the first place, would be a waste. Unfortunate, but I think that we have all learned a lesson. It pays to have Ambulance Chaser on your Rolodex.
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