Saturday, March 12, 2005

Bonus issue for loyal fans (both of you): Insanity

Courts all over the world are totally insane, apparently. It's not just in my neck of the backwoods. CNN tells the story of a man with 6 months to live who won't find out whether his insurance company will ever pay for his medical costs until the court rules-- approximately 8 months after he dies. Of course, this process has been a quick one by Italian standards. According to the article, the average suit takes more than 8 years to settle.

It's times like this when I get all anarchist (or at the very least libertarian) and start screaming "Kill 'em all! Let God sort 'em out!"

My husband, however, that bastion of rational thought, takes a different approach: bribery. OK, he doesn't think of it that way. He just puts 2 and 2 together and gets $1000. That is, what the psycho ex really wants is to be able to claim #1 Son on her taxes, but she can't legally when she doesn't provide any real financial support for him. The tax savings would add up to approximately $1000 a year if she could do it, so obviously it's an offer she'd be hard-pressed to refuse: Just let us out of this state and we'll pay you. Every year.

But it's been a week and there's been no response from Miss Thing. I'm guessing that she's consulting with the Devil's Advocate over how they can turn this to their advantage (and preferably get the money too). A thousand dollars currently amounts to almost all the child support she pays in a year, so it's like getting a total rebate.

This proposal is all part of my husband's plan to look good instead of devious and evil next time we go to court. I still don't understand why it's so bad for her to follow the court's order to do all the driving when she has visitation; she was the one who moved 4 or 5 thousand miles away from her kid in the first place. We moved him a few thousand miles closer, but of course it's obviously my husband who's keeping her from her precious child...

OK, I'll stop with the snide snarking, but insanity is a peeve of mine. That and stupidity. I'll just be over here stewing in my own juices.

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