It is with great pleasure that I welcome our first Tale From The Trenches. As always, email me your glorious or gruesome tales to mellow1422 [at] aol [dot] com. Because what’s even better than actual revenge? Writing about it.
Ed Tremble* is a lying sack of…[fill in the blank]
Ok so, details. Well there’s lots. The scope and magnitude of lies, deceit and his own personal delusion that he could get away with this is epic. EPIC.
Now, normally when a guy screws me over, which hasn’t happened much to me, to be honest, normally when it happens I bitch and moan to my close friends for a few days and then it’s done and we don’t say too much about it after. I think I’m pretty good at being the bigger person in those situations; I plan revenge and never take it, knowing that it’s usually not worth the effort in the long run and that totally ruining someone’s reputation is probably not a good thing to do.
But since Ed’s reputation was questionable to begin with, and the fact that he’s wasted a good 10 months of my life as well as a year and half of someone else’s, I think this one is totally worth the effort – if just to make me feel better. Plus, I really think that our friends need to know what a douchebag he is so he won’t be able to do this to someone else again.
So, where to start? Well, how about the beginning.
So Ed and I have been dating and whatever since September 2008, not serious at first, of course; I was seeing other people too. He told me he had joined the Army and was in Quebec in September. The reality of it is that he was living in Hamilton with Courtney* in a house they picked out together and had been with her since March 2008.
Over time, things got serious between us. I didn’t think they would at first, to be quite honest, but as time passed he expressed feelings and a desire for commitment and all that jazz. So things got serious. He told me was going to be in Gagetown for most of the summer, so of course I accepted a summer position at the Algonquin in St. Andrews so I could be close to him for at least a little while. I even went up to Montreal to visit him before coming to NB. I hadn’t seen him since the end of November because he told me his was going to Gagetown for December through March. What was really going on is he was living in Hamilton and coudln’t find a good excuse to give to Courtney to come down to Windsor. And he wasn’t even in the Army yet. He actually started basic training in Quebec on March 21.
Little side note: I seriously want to vomit when I think about my trip up to Toronto for the food show at the beginning of March because on the way back, I actually stopped in Hamilton for an hour or so to go to the paintball store and the Harvey’s. I actually texted Ed at the time because I was all excited to be at the paintball store and joking asked if he wanted anything. To think that he was right there in Hamilton at the time and I could’ve run into him on the street. It seriously makes me want to puke.
So I get to NB May 4, he’s still in Quebec until the end of June. Mid-June, I go back to Montreal to visit for a few days. Two weeks after I was there, he had a graduation ceremony. Courtney was there along with his Dad, his sister…oh and his MOM. Ya, you know the mom that he told everyone in Windsor had died a few years back. What kind of person lies about their Mom dying. Seriously?
So, things are just fine far as I can tell. July comes around and he’s coming to NB, going to be in Gagetown for quite a while. His first weekend here in NB, he and the guys go to Freddy for some fun. He just happens to lose his cell phone in Freddy, lucky for me and Courtney.
Last weekend, he came down to St. Andrews to visit me; he brought a friend and his friend’s family along. He meets everyone I live and work with here at the Gonk. Everyone thinks he’s such a nice guy, blah blah blah.
And then it all hits the fan. His phone gets turned in to the Rogers in Freddy. He tells me this, says they’re sending his phone to his home address–his Dad’s address. No, his home address is Courtney’s address and she gets the phone. The kicker is at this point he had the opportunity to go to Freddy and pick up his phone and he didn’t. He agreed to have it sent to her. WTF, STUPID!
So Courtney receives the cell phone, and of course, she looks at the contents (who wouldn’t? Even I would have before this whole fiasco and I’m not snoopy at all; I would have looked just to be doubly sure). She sees all of Ed’s and my text messages back and forth (he’s smart enough to pull this off for 10 months but not smart enough to delete his texts on a regular basis, go figure). And what she sees is disturbing, to say the least. I can’t even imagine how awful it must’ve felt to open your boyfriend’s phone and see a bunch of “I love you, I miss you, can’t wait to see you”s from another girl, plus a bunch of other texts of course. (Apparently, there’s even a bunch of dirty texts from at least two other girls as well; the more we dig, the more we find.)
So, of course, Courtney calls me, just this past Friday. Within the first few minutes of our conversation, we knew we had both been completely and utterly screwed over.
He tried to make excuses to me, tried to sweet talk me. It is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. He has lied to me from Day 1. I was floored, floored! And so was she!
Courtney and I had a long conversation when I got off of work on Friday. The silver lining in all of this is that we’ve both gained a new friend out it. I also had a long conversation with Ed too…well to be honest, it was mostly me screaming at him, as you can imagine.
God help that boy if he ever shows his face in Windsor ever again. Usually I say don’t take sides and stuff. Not this time; this is too much. Those of you that know both of us, I urge you all to think real hard on whether or not he is the kind of person you want to be friends with. I’ll be deleting him from my life very shortly (I’m just waiting to get my stuff back before I break off all contact forever) and I urge you guys to do the same.
Delete him from your facebook, delete him from your life. If you ever see him again, please feel free to spit in his face and/or kick his ass with the confidence that Karma is on your side because he deserves anything and everything we can dish out to him.
*Names have been changed*
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