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HADES HATH NO FURY

Updated on July 28, 2010

INTRODUCTION

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.

YOUNG LOVE

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!!!!!!!!

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      jamminjaw 6 years ago

      How can this be done to military overseas? I thought they were exempt from this takeover.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      jamminjaw,

      The power of attorney was a binding legal document for a scoundrel who was cheating on his bride. He got what he deserved!!!!!!!!

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      EnLydia Listener 6 years ago

      Well, I was somewhat thinking that maybe she was going to have him offed...I guess I watch too much tv...like in "snapped".

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Enlydia Listener,

      It might have been justified homocide, but I think he got his due comeuppance!!!!!!!!!!

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      Flora9 6 years ago

      Yep indeedy. Cheers to all

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Flora9,

      Roger, wilco and I agree wholeheartedly!!!!!!!!

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      PEYTONGAS 6 years ago

      EnLydia, Why have him offed if she can get his butt the legal way? This is cool story. Thanks for the posting.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      PEYTONGAS,

      You echo my sentiments exactly. He probably wished he was dead so this was even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

      Loved this story Tom. Mama X...definitely a wise woman. :)

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Tom,

      You are quite right on that assessment. I wouldn't want to cross her!!!!!!!!

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      PEYTONGAS 6 years ago

      Ha ha! And PFC Winner got the car AND the girl! Probably worth the loss of the friendship.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      PAYTONGAS,

      I think he was probably dissapointed in his friend's behavior and didn't consider it much of a loss. It was all gain!!!!!!!!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      What an awful story for that poor man. I've heard such stories before but it's not right. I believe we reap what we sow. She will get hers some day. Good hub.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      I guess we differ in opinion on this one. I thought she got justice on a cheating husband. That's OK we agree on most things.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      I agree, he got what he deserved!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      I figured you might appreciate this as you've told us your family is up to it's ass in lawyers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Kev007 6 years ago from Everywhere

      I'd be more than riled up if a lady did this to me but all in all,

      I must agree, he had it coming for the adultery.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Kev007,

      I think he knew he did, because they are all now still casual friends.

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Great presentation, Tom..Thanks!!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      msorensson,

      Thank you for your visit and your kind comment.

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      vrajavala 6 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      I'm surprised she moved so quickly

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      vrajavala,

      She who hesitates is lost. She let no moss roll under her feet!!!!!! She gathered legal stones.

      In other words a rolling moss gathers no stones!!!!!!!

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      SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

      You know, I often wonder WHY some of these men get married in the first place. Nobody can force you to get married, and if you have no intention of honoring your vows, then don't take them. The mistress may have not known he was married, but he damn sure knew. Just like Tiger, if he had been single, nobody could have said too much about his whores. Again, he CHOSE to marry, he should honor his commitment.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Sheri,

      I agree everyone should either honor their sacred vows or not take them in the first place. Any promise whether it be personal or political should be a bond and a sacred vowel that only a hooligan wouldn't keep.

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      eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Tom, a wise man told once:

      Never piss off your wife, her standard of living will stay the same, while your's goes down.

      Keep on hubbing

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      That was indeed a wise man. We would all do ourselves a service to heed his words.

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      sheila b. 6 years ago

      I think these people are very close to you. Relatives. Close relatives. Maybe your mother? It kind of sounds like a son giving his mom a thumbs up.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      sheila b.

      Sorry I said I promised complete anonymity to all involved parties. I always keep my promises to a lady. I am the one giving a thumbs up but that matters not the complete anonymity holds.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Pretty clear the moral to this story - well presented Tom.

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      Sandra Mireles 6 years ago from Texas

      She was lucky. Most of the time the woman comes out on the short end of the stick. Good hub.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      billyaustindillon,

      The moral is quite clear. Thank you for your comment.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Smireles,

      Mama X was a terrific advisor and she gave good advice to her daughter. Thank you for the compliment.

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