So, yesterday I was sitting in my cave at work contemplating the next way to waste time until I get to leave when I receive a call from my X Father-in-law.
As it turned out, it was my very first "Extortion Call".
He actually tried to extort money from me by saying that he would "forget" about a $2500 debt (a very dubious claim to say the least) in exchange for a payment of over $400 to his daughter (my X wife). When I didn't immediately cave in to this "offer" (I was actually stunned by this tactic), he attempted to strong-arm me with the threat of a lawsuit to recoup his "$2500". His parting words to me were, "If she takes you to court, I'll fund her. I have a lot more money than you do, and I'll take everything you have. I'll destroy you."
Needless to say, I'm not going to cave in to this obvious attempt at extortion (they tout themselves as "Christians", too), and I'm not so sure he realized what he had done...
So, have you ever been blackmailed? (I prefer the term "extortion" - it's much more civilized).
Have you ever gone to court over money matters?
I'm thinking of having William Shatner's character on "Boston Legal" as my defense attorney.
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