Friday, June 05, 2009

Public Ridicule

I was talking to M. yesterday morning about a former Hopwood Junior High School Teacher who punched a stripper after he bought her dinner and she refused him sex. I wanted to find the newspaper article about it so I could show M., but only knew the guy as "Crazy Uncle Pete." I tried googling, but got sidetracked by a story about the PIC Playboy article written by Wendy Doromal in an online magazine called Zimbio.com. I wondered what Zimbio.com was and how Wendy got published in it, so I went to the mainpage and saw an article about America's 50 Most Scandalous Political Scandals.

I scrolled through a couple of the stories and came across this great quote from Jessica Louise Cutler, a former anonymous blogger who called herself The Washingtonienne. In her blog, which has since been deleted, she discussed her sex life in great detail...including how she accepted money and gifts from Bush Administration officials in exchange for some boom boom. In short she was eventually outed and fired, of which she had to say:
"Public embarrassment is really very liberating. You really stop caring about what people think, which is something only the elderly seem to able to accomplish with great aplomb. So I am way ahead of everybody. And those of you behind me can kiss my ass."
What a great quote! And so true.

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Back to the original story of Crazy Uncle Pete, I was talking to M. about the Charles Reyes vs. Janet King lawsuit and how stupid it is of guys to expect boom boom in exchange for small shiny objects.

Charles is suing Janet to force her to return some gifts he gave her. According to Janet's lawyer, “It is a classic disappointed suitor profile."

You're probably saying to yourself, "Oh, no he didn't!" But sadly, oh, yes he did!

Look, we've all been jilted by someone of the opposite sex. I remember in the 8th grade I asked Marie Grey (I think that was her name) if she'd "go out" with me. She said she'd get back to me, took the issue to the girlfriend chatterbox committee, and ultimately denied my request. Then there was Melissa Kirkwood, who told me it was very sweet to ask her to Homecoming, but, NO, she had to wash her hair that night. Then of course Jennifer Higgins repeatedly told me NO, even after I bought her drinks after work for nearly two years.

Look, it sucked. I was embarrassed. I wished I had never made myself vulnerable the way I did.

But I didn't sue any of them in small claims court!

You see, one of the rules of being a guy is that when you give a girl a gift, she gets to keep it. No exceptions. Deal with it.

Now drop the case or turn over your Man Card.

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Not that I would ever, ever, accuse the local newspapers of being gossip rags, but this line from today's Saipan Tribune made me laugh, "Also seen talking with King after the hearing were Rep. Rosemond Santos and Beautify CNMI's Angelo Villagomez."

I was seen talking with her? What of it?

22 comments:

Jeff said...

Charles Reyes and lawsuits go hand in hand. Go hit up the Tribune archives and you'll see a bunch. Slipped in the shower. Craig Garrison sexually harassed him. About his father's will. On and on.

Bon said...

lol. Just, lol.

Anonymous said...

Do you judge a person by how many lawsuits he or she files? I know I do, because it seems to me that filing lawsuits is an adults way of whining because he or she feels that he or she is special and deserves better. Or am I just saying this because I've been sued several times in the past twelve years?

Anonymous said...

why did antonio villaraigosa win zimbio's 50 most scandalous scandals? he's sort of a nobody. i would have picked gary hart

man card hq said...

i feel bad for charles, but he kinda brought this on himself...even if he couldn't have brought himself upon janet.

i guess he'll have to go to the movies by himself. or maybe he can goto movie station, drop the disc into his dvd player and unwind while watching the story of his life, "dome alone"

Anonymous said...

Charles Reyes actually once told Janet King he'd buy her a $1000 handbag. She said no repeatedly. The Man then proceeded to try to shame her by saying HE COULD buy it, to which Janet King replied, still ever the polite one: "Thank you, but if I wanted a $1000 bag, I can buy it for myself. I don't need you." True story heard from the grapevine. I couldn't resist sharing.

Anonymous said...

Charles, don't worry. You're not the only sad sack on the block.

A year ago, the Utah Court of Appeals rejected an ex-fiance's request to recover thousands of dollars spent during his engagement on a vasectomy, a cruise to Alaska, a trip to France and other purchases. The guy sued his ex-fiance Jody Johnston after she returned an engagement ring to him in April 2005 and called off a wedding planned for that summer. They guy accused her of unjust enrichment and breach of contract, claiming he spent the money because of their upcoming marriage.

The moral of the story to all you dudes: "Lost love carries no refund, even if you have a receipt."

buck futter said...

i guess when you have a vasectomy, you're receipt is in the bag

Anonymous said...

You local boys are crazy over there in the islands ...crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

This is not craziness it's being stupid. A stupid & arrogant guy. But really funny for the rest of us who think its better than a comedy sketch!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a heartbreaker. And what an idiot. Beauty and the Beast?? They don't match anyway.

Anonymous said...

About the purse that is a true story. My aunt works there at DFS and she saw them and yes, Janet King said no ... she didn't know it was her because she never met her in person, just saw her in the news. My aunt said "that girl's better off without a guy like that" after I told her about this fiasco.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Higgins must know Janet King or they must have read the same book, because to this day Janet still says no whenever I ask her on a date and she's always trying to be too nice about it. She's just not interested! Love her or hate her??

Anonymous said...

Here ye, here ye! July 8 at 1:30 before Judge Govendo! The matter of Charles P. Reyes Jr., Governor's public information officer, and Janet King, attorney and former Miss Universe! Call to Order!

Anonymous said...

I just checked and it's at 9 a.m. before Judge Govendo. This I gotta see to believe.

Anonymous said...

I heard from those attending this trial that Charles Reyes Jr. said he expected "something back"!!! This guy is either really stupid or unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what else to say but "unnnnnbelievable!!!"!!!!

Melissa said...

Angelo, "Crazy Pete" was a case I prosecuted.... his name is Peter Gannon. Last I heard he left island while he was still supposed to be on probation....

Anonymous said...

Wait.

So let me get it straight.

Charles Reyes Jr. admitted to being interested in Janet King. Ok, I got that, that's understandable. She's single and prety, smart. They meet in April? May? 2008 because she was investigating a bar complaint he filed. Then, without informing Charles or anyone else involved in the complaint, Ms.King turns in the report in July? 2008. Charles testified that his list of items for reimbursement/compensation/gimme-back spans September to December 2008.

So, ummmmm... if he didn't know about the final report, then he bought these things to try to influence her??

The report lists a corkscrew for $1.61! Charles, I'll get you a corkscrew that will cost more than $1.61. It's probably a lousy corkscrew anyway. You're a cheap date!

Anonymous said...

hey jun...remember the filipina you called "sweetheart"? and your email add spnrand@gmail.com?midnight?...to be continued...

Anonymous said...

I heard that filipina was your "midnight girlfriend" ha? Is that true charles?

facebook said...

This will NEVER die...!!! Hahaha Charlie (laughing at you not with you)

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