We had another encounter with Nude Dancer. He came over yesterday. I didn't think we'd hear from him so soon, but as he explained, he is having trouble cashing his welfare checks, and do we know where his driver's license is? This made me chuckle, "In there somewhere" as I gestured to the mountain of stuffed trashbags and boxes in the garage. He had brought a friend with him. He was scary looking but turned out to be rather simple. Nude Dancer carrried on and on about his guilt over having put us through this, and he seemed on the verge of tears much of the time. I don't think it was guilt though, I think he was afraid he wouldn't find his ID. We caught him in two lies, one of which was his proclamation that he only possessed one pair of pants, the ones he had on. Serge and I glanced at each other, since we had seen him just two days ago wearing other pants. Spouse was excellent. My heart tends to melt rather easily and the (I'm sure it was an act now) pathetic role he was playing really tugged at me. But Spouse was stoic, arms folded across his chest, and each time ND said, "I'm so sorry about the trouble I've caused you" (which he said many times) Spouse only replied, "Yes, you did cause us a lot of problems." And, "You're still causing us problems." No emotion, just a small sentence, delivered icily.
I was so proud.
Finally, with three sacks of stuff (about 5% of the total) ND thrust out his hand to shake, thanked us again, and promised to come back soon. Then Spouse became a hero and said, "Look, we'll make you a deal. You have thirty days to get your stuff out and pay us $500. We have this judgement for $1700 against you, but we don't expect you to be able to pay that. So 30 days from today you bring a truck and $500 or all your stuff gets donated." ND promised to comply and fled. I wonder if we'll see him again.
Incidentally, we were not wearing any of his garments. However, the TV was missing since we had put it in our bedroom. ND didn't mention a word.
Who was it that wished for ND to come back into your life? Blog fodder indeed!
Spouse sounds great for keeping your bleeding heart Yankee-cold!
I agree with coffeedog - i'm pleasantly surprised to see ND back on the blog.
I'm impressed with Spouse's offer to him at the end - firm yet very decent.
I am going to miss ND stories
TV was missing....hehehe. Only thing that could have made that better was if you had one of his shirts draped across the TV too. :)
When I visit Montreal, I'd love to see Nude Dancer perform. Or would I?
Good for spouse for sticking to his guns. I also applaud his "deal" who knows, you may have extra $$$ for NY!
BTW - Thanks for the comment, and yes what I wrote was true.
How has he been able to survive this long without an ID? Or a t.v.? Animal.
It all just makes me sad.
I do expect you write a novel about the entire ND experience one day.
Trust me you'll never hear from ND again unless it's on Canada's Most Wanted list. Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. Ed
ND continues to a great source of entertainment (for us). Maybe you should consider letting the saga drag on...? :)
dammit dan. you beat me again!
i like the ND drama reminds me of some of my own.
i got home yesterday and found something missing. i was irked.
haha..the ND saga continues.
I thought this was going to be another post about North Dakota. ND.
what a bargain for him, if he doesn't show, i'll give you $250... but i'll want the TV...LOL
Kudos to Serge! I would've also melted and bought his act like you.
Anxiously awaiting the next chapter in the ND saga...
I love brutally rebuffing people's rhetoric. Spouse rocks!
It's sad that it had to come to this - but it seems to be the right thing to do with certain people. :S
I agree with the spouse, clean up and get out, or just don't bother turning up again.
I wonder too. Keep us posted. ND. Everytime you say his name I think of Tina Turner singing Private Dancer. Sad that he is ruining that song for me...hahah!
Hey, spouse must be taking lessons from you. You were the direct and firm one with the upstairs neighbor recently while spouse wanted to beat around the bush.
Serge is so manly...I get all twittery inside when he steps up and does something awesome like that.
How can you not love Serge after answering ND like that?
He reminds me of me, only nicer.
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