I Will Get My Ring Back!

Sometimes, life's experiences leave you shattered. You are not yourself. You don't think rationally. Logic is thrown out the window. And you do something SO DUMB you look at yourself in the mirror.............months later............and wonder: "who was that person?"

The storyline is simple enough: I was unemployed, experiencing total rejection in my job search, and then Prince Charming entered my life. He would solve everything, he promised. He wined and dined me. He complimented me. And without knowing very much of my work, he offered me an incredible job, place to live, and the answer to all my worries. While we were talking, I had mentioned that I had planned to divorce -- hopefully amicably -- because my husband and I had become "just friends." We had lived in a sexless marriage for years. Again, he would help me! He knew of a jeweler who could help me sell my diamond wedding ring. Now, it's not the size of a celebrity's; however, it is certainly nothing to dismiss either. I had paid for it myself. (And I don't like to squint! ha!) Again, I trusted this guy; thought he would be my new boss, so I gave him my ring. Months later, he hasn't sold it, he's been away doing God knows what, and I am left empty-handed without my ring. Yes, this is perhaps my most stupid move ever in my lifetime!

The details of the job just kept coming: the attorney would draw up the contract, relocation money would be sent, extra spending money would be mailed (since he knew I was jobless at the time).................and as the "Boss of a Lifetime".............he would even send me and my kids on a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida for their spring break. Why? He called one day............I was sad. It was spring break time and I could not afford to take my kids anywhere. (The "trend" in this small town is to go somewhere!) My kids were left at home, with their unemployed mom. I felt like such a loser -- funny thing is they weren't asking for a cruise to the Bahamas...........they really wanted to go visit my family in the South.......about 1,000 miles away. I couldn't make the drive myself and airfare was too much.

Then came Prince Charming...............he would solve everything. He had travelled so much that he had earned more than enough for free airfare and free hotel suite ............and amazingly enough, a free trip to Disney World was born. My kids were thrilled..............I bought them new luggage that would last them for later in life as well (their current stuff wasn't appropriate for such a trip), new bathing suits, beach towels, etc. They, of course, told all of their friends. Each week passed and a different excuse came as to where the money was, the tickets were, the hotel confirmation was............no trip. Even days before we should have been leaving, Prince Charming still was promising....................then, finally he just said he could do nothing about it. His "lawyer" was unable to gain usage of his travel points, etc.

Since I thought this was going to be my new boss, I hid back the tears. I was polite and said that I understood. My kids were devastated. I helped them unpack their suitcases..............they said nothing. I felt like the worst mom in the world. I hated this man for hurting my kids. I hated myself even worse for ever telling my kids about this trip. I believe that day was worse than the day I lost my 7 1/2-year career. Much worse. To disappoint my children in such a harsh way was my fault. 

Prince Charming didn't really care..............how could he? He was much to busy smoking Marlboro's, drinking too much, and mixing his life up with music. 

I often wonder what the week after spring break was like for my children. I couldn't ask.............I would have broken down into tears. I can only imagine how it hurt them to hear of their friends' trips to here and there and knowing what happened to their trip: cancelled. 

Anyway, for all the rest of you who have been hurt, let me advise you: there is strength in numbers. Let me also offer you my sincere apologies on behalf of this dishonest bloke. I have experienced heartache like none other because of him; however, now I'm on a mission: to get my ring back.

He should produce this ring immediately or it will be called, as we say in this country, stealing................. When I was working, I was relentless in getting want I wanted: that news coverage that people perceived to be impossible, an impressive quote from "somebody" for my newsletter, and an interview from a person "who did not give interviews." Prince Charming has met his match and then some. He has no idea.....................I am honest, my word is golden, I follow-through on everything, so he should know that in my pursuit for my ring to be returned, I am thinking of and have only one picture in my mind: the day I had to tell my kids the trip was off and the look on their faces.


Any other victims of this "mixing bowl of cons" may feel free to contact me anytime and  I will listen. I truly love people.I  He does not. I am who I say I am. He is not. I will not steal your ring. (I will have my own back soon and plan to sell it through a real honest jewelry friend of mine.) I won't offer you an incredible job. (I'm looking for one myself.) But, I will help you with resume writing, cover letter writing, etc. ..............although I'm not sure that I'm that good............my success record is lousy! lol I would still help you anyway. I won't promise your kids trips to Disney World. (I still owe my own kids a trip.) Let's see.............I think I have it all covered......................remix that in your mind. And beware of the wolf who comes knocking at your door only to promote himself. He will promise you the world; however, somehow those "promises" will fall on deaf ears........no matter how loud the volume is turned up!

I love conquering great challenges. This is not my greatest by any means. But my dear mate is about to find out what true American ingenuity is all about..................it's sort of like a record on a turntable...........what goes around, comes around.  Good day, mate!    
trappedwithoutbars trappedwithoutbars
46-50, F
10 Responses Jul 10, 2010

Yes, sweet.........read the next excerpt. (It's a continuing saga!) He returned the ring, in perfect condition, and I contacted the Fedula Burealus of Investigo in NYC to let them know of the results but to continue to monitor this Mixedup Remix Remake from Africa. Personally, I love to get to know people better: their immigration status, are they legally in America? do they pay their legal share of taxes in the US? etc. I think this fine group of people should know the same about all our fake friends who have taken money from innocent women. Again, I would encourage any of these victims to report your "crime" to the above "social network" .................internet fraud division, it's like a scrapbooking club, sort of. They get together and share "ideas." You could provide input, share your ideas, and this con artist could be stopped and not allowed to continue to prey on innocent women on EP. <br />
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Scrapbooking is such a great thing when you can put together the pieces of the puzzle. Tradein your information and go after your money. I took my ring to the jeweler to verify it wasn't replaced with CZ stones. Once a con, always a con! ha! They are the real deal and so am I! The Jade stones................er I get so confused sometimes............I mean diamonds.................are 100% genuine. <br />
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So thanks, Sweet, for caring and your question. Your answer is in the next story. Read on and enjoy the great ending to a really stupid move on my part! Thank you.

Yes, sweet.........read the next excerpt. (It's a continuing saga!) He returned the ring, in perfect condition, and I contacted the Fedula Burealus of Investigo in NYC to let them know of the results but to continue to monitor this Mixedup Remix Remake from Africa. Personally, I love to get to know people better: their immigration status, are they legally in America? do they pay their legal share of taxes in the US? etc. I think this fine group of people should know the same about all our fake friends who have taken money from innocent women. Again, I would encourage any of these victims to report your "crime" to the above "social network" .................internet fraud division, it's like a scrapbooking club, sort of. They get together and share "ideas." You could provide input, share your ideas, and this con artist could be stopped and not allowed to continue to prey on innocent women on EP. <br />
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Scrapbooking is such a great thing when you can put together the pieces of the puzzle. Tradein your information and go after your money. I took my ring to the jeweler to verify it wasn't replaced with CZ stones. Once a con, always a con! ha! They are the real deal and so am I! The Jade stones................er I get so confused sometimes............I mean diamonds.................are 100% genuine. <br />
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So thanks, Sweet, for caring and your question. Your answer is in the next story. Read on and enjoy the great ending to a really stupid move on my part! Thank you.

What a horrible con man, Just curious, Did you ever get your ring back?<br />
(I hope that you did)

Dear Ersatz, <br />
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I tried to reply, but oh my, you must be really special. I am but a poor peasant..............since someone stole my wedding ring! ha! <br />
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Anyway, I had this "practically a novel" written for you and then the fine folks of EP told me of your esteemed position in life. Should I call you Sir Ersatz? You dirty boy..............you must written some pretty Rated xxxx stuff on your site to be labelled as such! My, oh, my............you would have never made it growing up in my strict, Southern Baptist home. I was grounded for saying the word "butt" instead of "rear." ha! (The logic: a classy lady doesn't use the word butt!) Just so you know. <br />
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So, realize that I tried to respond, but the maid and butler didn't have a penny to their name (stupid maid and butler), so I had nothing to offer.................hence, you have no reply. However, I got your drift and the world is at peace now. Thanks for explaining. Me.

You Sound like a a really nbce person - if not a bit over-possessive and ,I suspect ,a bit overweight!!<br />
Prove me wrong!<br />
Pics please (large nipp;es showing!)<br />
coylekevin103@gmail.com (no probs about privacy and if you want to know what 8.3 ins looks like - just ask!<br />
Kevin.

Thank you all.....................for your support, your kind words, and most of all, your truthfulness. I have been fortunate in my lifetime for being relentless in my work. I was trained well and I owe my professors a great deal of gratitude. That being said, I will not give up until my wedding ring is returned to its rightful owner -- ME -- and I have beaten myself to death for being such an ignorant idiot to trust someone who was supposed to become my new boss! How stupid! (Sorry for those who thought I was perfect! ha!!!) Yes, quite a laugh. Thank God I'm still laughing instead of crying............I should be crying. Because until the ring is on my doorstep, I don't believe a word he has said. <br />
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However, I've done my fair share of journalism, public relations, and marketing work. Some might say that I'm okay at it. Let's pretend for a moment that I am. If so, someone who is seeking publicity so desperately to enter the US market (of which he is NOT A CITIZEN)............ahhhhhhh.........bad PR is the worst thing you really want or need. It's amazing how quickly phone calls may be made, letters can be sent, and from God knows where???? For instance, once upon a time.....(now here's your bedtime story, but don't fall asleep, the "mix" is just starting to get good!).......a guy told me he had a house in MA..............so I looked up the city/state of which this house was to be located. Isn't the Internet just great? The real estate market is even better.................especially when they show you the exact same address. Ahhhhhhh.......and what was perfect is I had the privilege of going on a virtual tour for it was for sale. And much to my surprise, it didn't look anything like some photos of him taken in his supposed house. (Probably a friend's.) My, the baby's room was beautiful.............yes, a baby certainly lived there -- had the wipes out on the counter and everything. Last time I checked in talking with this single man, his teenage son was way past the diapering stages. So, one has to ask a few questions: 1) Who can't remember their address? and 2) If it's their address, why is it for sale and why would they decorate a beautiful baby's room that looked like it came straight out of some Parenting magazine ...when they don't have a baby? <br />
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Yes, the oddest thing. <br />
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I'm unemployed and in the PR/Mktg field, however, there are three jobs that I would not take now for any amount of money! <br />
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Public Relations Director of:<br />
1. British Petroleum (BP) <br />
2. Toyota<br />
3. and this mixed-up guy who thinks he is going to turn the tables on me and give MY wedding ring to his next tune of the month! I don't think so................in America, we have one word for it: it's called stealing and we have some fine places..........called prisons............to house such person. Btw, the dollar value would make it a felony. I'm afraid I've known a few correctional officers in my time............they don't allow laptops and website enterprises within the cell blocks! Oops... a franchise/conglomerate/whatever gone up in air waves. However, the good news is big, tough, gang-related prisoners just LOVE good-looking inmates for "friends." I bet they'd go crazy over that British accent. He would do his own PR just by showing up.............his "fans" would love him.........in all the wrong places! Yuck! <br />
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Hint: Send that ring..............by Friday. My world revolves around deadlines. Welcome to MY world.

apparently so-no conscience! (and I thought I had problems)...oh,yeah-I DO!<br />
but I'm grownup enough not to complicate them with selfish desires run amok,such as scamming on this interweb thingie...

well,"trapped" is smart and larceny is still a criminal offense,as is copyright violation,so this character has got plenty of 'splainin' to do...someday. I'm just glad lessons were learned and that not all musicians behave in such a reprehensible fashion...though I shudder to think of the averages.<br />
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part of the reason I'm so poor,my morals don't serve me especially well in this society.

okay,2 dear friends(at least!) used by this twit.<br />
I've held my cards pretty close,but the scales are tipping....I wonder if he has paid up his BMI/ASCAP licencing fees? if not his "team of lawyers" had ought to get ready to put in some overtime.

Oh, my, this is a problem. I sure hope his working Visa is current with the US Immigration laws.........hate to see questions arise over that. Again, he has no idea who he is dealing with...........slimy bloke.