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HADES HATH NO FURY
I recently became aware of this account of true events. This is not a fictional story it is a true account of events that actually occurred. I am sure you have heard the old maxim “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. Well folks you ain’t heard nothin’ yet!!!!!!!!
I promised complete anonymity to all involved so I’ll refer to the main characters in this recount of events as Daughter X (and later Mrs. Clueless), and her mother Mama X. Her first husband will be called PFC Clueless, and his best friend as PFC Winner.
The story opens on a nice day in the spring of an unknown year. Mama X and her child Daughter X were having a discussion about Daughter X’s college education, which was going well. However a dark cloud had appeared on the horizon of Daughter X’s college career. She had fallen in young love with the future PFC Clueless who was soon to join up. Daughter X explained to Mama X she was going to get married to PFC Clueless and follow him during his deployment to Korea. They had met in college and had developed a romantic relationship and they couldn’t bear the thought of being apart.
Mama X tried to dissuade her child, Daughter X. She counseled her to give at least one more year and then see if Daughter X still felt the same way. Well both you and I know the outcome of such counseling when young love is involved. Mama X was and still is a very wise woman and she bowed to the inevitable outcome. Thus a fine wedding was planned
WEDDED BLISS FOR A WHILE
The marriage got off on a good note. A lovely wedding was held and Daughter X became Mrs. Clueless. All had a good time. The celebratory service and reception was a great gala and the bride was beautiful. The now enlisted PFC Clueless was in fine attire.
Soon after the wedding the first bad news came looming. Wives were not allowed in Korea. It was Army regulations. So Mrs. Clueless would stay at home alone, but she had the good sense to continue her education. She eventually graduated with honors as a teacher.
PFC Clueless was not a rich man but he did have some assets accumulated along with Mrs. Clueless. Like all young couples they also had some debt, but between her teaching salary and his Army pay funds were not a problem. PFC Clueless had given Mrs. Clueless his power of attorney prior to his deployment, a decision he would come to rue!!!!
TROUBLE ON THE HORIZON
Time moved on and at first all seem to be going well among the young lovers, the Clueless family. However about six months into PFC Clueless’ deployment Mrs. Clueless was visiting with her mother Mama X and she expressed amazement at the cost of living for a soldier in Korea.
Mama X jumped to attention at this proclamation. She asked her daughter for the specifics that made her think the cost of living for a deployed soldier in Korea was high. Her young innocent daughter Mrs. Clueless explained that PFC Clueless was no longer making deposits into their account and was actually making withdrawals just to make ends meet. Mama X said straight out,"That’s ridiculous honey he obviously has another woman!!" Mrs. Clueless was (to say the least) not pleased with her mother’s conclusion that her young husband was straying.
Mama X calmly asked her daughter," Sit down at the table and we will discuss the possibilities in a calm and logical manner." Mrs. Clueless agreed to talk it over with her mother. Mama X said “He has been deployed for over six months now has this high cost of living been an ongoing thing from the start?” Mrs. Clueless responded, “No mom it just started about three months ago.” Mama X replied,” Please listen to me, I can only think of three possibilities for such an occurrence, which are:
1. Substance abuse." Mrs. Clueless said “No way!!!!!!”
2. "Gambling!", to which Mrs. Clueless gave the same reply.
3. "Supporting another woman!", which after a noticeable hesitation Mrs. Clueless said,”Oh mother I just can’t believe that!!!!!!!”
Mama X said, “Well find out for yourself. Call him and ask him.” After more discussions Mrs. Clueless agreed to call and ask him the question, and his resulting confession was true heart breaking event. He confessed he was keeping another woman, and also revealed her name.
FURY OF THE SCORNED
If you have been paying attention to this point there are some salient points worth summarizing.
1. The Clueless couple had assets!
2. The Clueless couple had debts!
3. Mrs. Clueless had PFC Clueless’ Power of attorney!
One other salient fact I hadn’t previously revealed was that Mrs. Clueless had access to a “Kick Ass” divorce attorney!!!!!!!!!!! This is a very perilous situation for PFC Clueless. Through totally legal machinations the details of which follow. She opened her own checking account and transferred assets from the joint account to her account and closed the joint account, she transferred the title of his car to her name and took his name off the title for the new car after paying off the car with his new credit card (leaving him with all the car payment debt)....he didn't know she'd transferred car titles until he got back home.
PFC Clueless ended up with all the debt, and Mrs. Clueless ended up with all the assets. This included a brand spankin’ new car for which PFC Clueless was responsible for payments. His CO (commanding officer) also got a certified copy of the divorce complaint with all the specifics.
THE COUP DE GRAS
I’ve heard that the Sicilians say revenge is a dish best served cold. I think this story tops that. Unintentional revenge and irony are best!!!!! After the divorce and a period of time the former Mrs. Clueless and the former best friend of PFC Clueless, PFC Winner fell in love and married and lived happily ever after!!!!!!!!