A couple of years ago a would-be client tried to pay me with $100 bills that my handy-dandy counterfeit detector pen revealed as fake. He acted embarrassed, swore he didn't know, blamed some guy who bought his car that morning, apologized and left. I wasn't angry; I actually felt bad for the guy.
Wasted pity as it turns out.
A few days later I received an email from another provider in the area warning everyone that a guy (going by the same name) had just given her counterfeit money. Only she wasn't quite as cynical as me and therefore didn't have a handy-dandy counterfeit detector pen. She had to find out from the bank teller when she tried to deposit the cash into her account directly AFTER she had given him services.
He KNEW the money was fake and, as it turns out, had screwed over at least two providers that I know of and probably countless small business owners. We each tried calling him but he never answered and a couple of days later the phone was disconnected.
Flash forward to just a few weeks ago, I'm watching the news and whose picture do I see? Yes, Mr. John Q. "I'm so pathetic I pay for pussy with fake money." Unfortunately the picture wasn't his mug-shot. It was his military portrait. He had been killed in the line of duty.
Usually I feel sad when soldiers are killed, but in this particular case, I'm just more disappointed to find out that an active service member did such a thing. And yes, apparently he was enlisted and active at the time that he paid for pussy with money he knew to be counterfeit.
But he's a hero, right? I mean, am I even allowed to post about this?