I was the one who ended the meeting.
I got sick of hearing the whole thing swung in Bro’s favor by bro’s attorney.
I don’t even know where I can begin on this one.
The other guy had the floor nearly the whole time — and he spun the whole thing in Bro’s favor.
How Bro could get a loan due to his earning record and that I could get the cash for half the house and just GO!
It was sickening.
We never got around to discussing the damages or the made up data or the key issue or anything.
Then there was this:
Bro: I just want to bury the hatchet.
His atty (in this sing songy condescending voice; my stomach was turning the whole time): Well, we can figure out how much the bills cost per quarter….there’s the tax, the homeowners and the water…maybe we can get a nother water meter… you pay for you own cable, right? And we can settle things this way. You and he have been together for a long time…isn’t that what we are all here for? to make sure this is all done peacefully?
Me (interrupting and sarcastic as hell) IF this is such a great idea, Bro — why haven’t YOU been doing this all along????
Bury the hatchet?
he is acting like I was the one causing him the problem!
This is just his way of lying his way out of it and making it look like he’s a great guy.
Sickening is what it was.
They are acting like I’m some kind of 8 year old kid who is going to be bribed with a trip to the zoo and then I’m going to meekly go the fuck away.
No: the bottom line is I want to buy him out — using a way that I have ready — “not possible because that is credit and that’s not what Bro wants”? What Bro wants??? WHY is he getting A CHOKCE! HE is the one in arrears here!
That other sob more or less laughed at what I suggested. How is it CREDIT??? Look a the circumstances behind it, guy — what I think happened here with this is that he simply did not want that option.
This damn farking guy is nothing but a prick indeed and this was tactics clear out of a combination of a nursery school teacher and used car salesmanship. The voice alone was enough to make you want to strangle somebody — and who is he, really, to talk like that to anybody???
Bury the hatchet? Really and truly, Bro???
How are you going to repair years of damage? How are you going to repair the animosity you have for me? How are you going to take every damn year that you messed up and somehow make it right for me???
I feel bad enough already.
And what “he can get a loan based on his earning power”? Really, Counsel? A shitty sales job in retail and he is now working part time and has been since March — and on top of this, he has bad credit and a shit tonne of debt. He’s also had his salary garnished.
So how is he going to get ‘a loan?”
I have a sneaking suspicion that I know where this money will come from —- and no, that isn’t going to happen.
An agreement that he pays half and I pay half?
None of that will be possible; I haven’t got a job and whatever art I sell is still few and far in between. (also there are no orders on tha business I began; I got the idea that my establishment, as it were, is too cool for the people of this town — I have limited funds and I can’t spend any more money getting the word out)
ANd if I can’t afford to pay half of my agreement, you know what that is going to mean.
Such a mess and I don’t know how it will be possible for him to take the buyout and go — fcuk “he wants the money in hand.” too damn farking bad what HE wants — he has already inflicted too much damage!
Why should ever bit of this be swung in HIS favor???? he is the one who killed my FINANCES! Why shouldn’t he be the underdog here? Why isn’t he simply ordered to give up his half the house, I buy him out and then he leaves???
Holy crap. just HOLY CRAP…. I still can’t believe any of this is happening to me.
This whole meeting was Bro Bro Bro — what do you think? that his counsel is going to go, “bad bad boy; pay the damages and consequences”? He wants the best deal FOR HIM!