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Steal my car, I'll wreck your life.

Back story, i am apart of a small family-owned type used car dealership (cue used car salesman joke here) we have maybe 50 cars on the lot at any time and our main business is sub-prime or people with less than perfect credit. We truly want to help the people that can’t afford/have the credit to buy from a new car dealership. We’re actually very liked in our small community.

So recently I had these customers, lets call her wife and him husband (They’re early 20’s). They come into my store and I like them, they seem like a nice young couple trying to start their lives out, they have two very sweet little girls, and could just use a break. They have made some mistakes in their early lives and have less than perfect credit. I coach them on how to improve their credit and they seem sincerely interested in fixing it so I bust my ass to get them a loan with the wifes mother cosigning on a nice third row SUV. Wife is literally crying hugging me because every other dealer turned them down. Now they are a little short on the down payment so i take a check for the balance and we agree i’ll cash it on his next payday (Mistake number one) but pretty common in this line of work.

I forget about them until the next week when I drop the check at the bank along with other deposits. The next thing i know i receive a notice that the check has bounced. Along with a couple NSF fees attached for me, and the check comes back. It’s a dollar amount that is considered a first degree misdemeanor in our state, just under a felony. I reach out to wife to see what happened and how we can make arrangements to get this taken care of. The last thing I want to do is go after a young couple with two small kids. At first wife is a little shocked and insists the funds were pulled from their account and I show them the picture of the NSF check. She understands and says they can pay half in 2 weeks when she’s paid again and in another 2 weeks pay the other half. I agree to this and just take them on their word (mistake 2).

A couple weeks rolls around and I don’t hear from wife or husband and am now thinking i’ve been taken for a ride Ignoring my calls/texts/etc you get the point. I get a call from the bank and come to find out they haven’t made their first payment either.

Now with this particular bank if the customer does not make their first payment we have to “Buy Back” the deal. Basically we have to give the bank the money they sent us for the loan. After blowing up their phones and facebook they finally call me back. I get the sob story he got let go from his job and he just started a new one and mom is going to help them get back on their feet. I go through hell and high water with the bank to make a deal that if they make their payment they’ll keep the loan but i’m still on the hook if they miss any of the next 3 payments. Wife also tells me they’ll make payments to me on the bounced check once he starts getting paychecks. So i agree, they make their payment to the bank and i go about my life….Until the next month comes around.

I get an email from the bank saying wife didn’t make the next months payment and won’t answer their calls. At this point i’m furious and ready to just go get their vehicle. They won’t answer any of my calls and call mom, mom scrounges everything in her social security paycheck to help try to make the payment for them and is short. Wife and husband tells her they’ll cover the balance and of course don’t pay. Bank says deal is a buyback we need our money back for the loan within 7 days. Now the only way I can payback their loan is if my floor plan (Basically giant credit card we buy cars on) gets pictures of the car in my possession.

I try to call/text/email/message on facebook to get ahold of both wife and husband and they block me on everything. They’re basically just stealing the vehicle without paying. They even blocked mom who has been trying to help them get this handled, yes they screwed over their own mother in this ordeal. I just want the vehicle back and move on with life. So this is where i go @prorevenge on them.

I begin by dropping the check off at the local prosecutor, and they’re delighted to file charges against them. I do some skip tracing calling family members, all of which are more than happy to help because come to find out husband has had 7 jobs in 4 months and has burned every single family member with money they’ve borrowed. I find wifes Father on Facebook, Father has been trying to take custody of deadbeat wife and husbands 2 kids because of how they treat them. He informs me they are staying in sisters house right over the border (we are on the state line of 2 states remember this) I call up a repo company and even myself drive the hour to go get the vehicle. They’ve been hiding it in the garage (according to neighbors and repo company). I do some searching and find out they’re both on probation for stealing a bunch of stuff from multiple stores. So I of course find and call up Mrs. Probation officer to see if she has a last known address. I then mention to her they’re staying above the state line and bounced a very large check to me, and they’re facing fresh charges in my town, she appreciates the knowledge.

Now while I was up at their house one evening I talk to one of the neighbors (Who also hate them they’re always yelling at their kids and eachother) and convince neighbor to call me if they see the vehicle outside. It took one day, I get the call, I send a very large friend who lives nearby them to go get the vehicle. After many expletives, berating my friend, they hand over the vehicle. But not before finally calling me while he was there and tell me how they’re going to sue and blah blah.

I’m out quite a bit of money from the ordeal, but here’s the best part. I just found out by living out of state they violated probation and just got sentenced to 30 days in jail from that, and they also just had their “video court date”(because they’re currently in jail with the probation violation) with the local judge on the new charges of the bounced check. I got my vehicle back and guess what? Deadbeat wife’s Father got custody of the 2 kids.

annabellelectern  asked:

(9 to 5 Stan AU lol) I've never seen Better Call Saul, but, uh, please tell be Soos is like, an intern that's been hanging around for years and years and at some point just started getting paid? Nobody knows when it happened. Nobody knows when he first showed up. He's just there. No one questions it. If they do, they're quickly shushed because nobody actually knows the answer and no one will admit to it, because no one wants to be THAT person who doesn't know.

YES I LOVE IT…or he just never started getting paid but he’d hate to mention it because he’s just totally thrilled to working for Mr. Pines, Esq

And definitely no one else brings Soos up because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to hire 12-year-olds and Stan would never do something illegal

aaaand that’s how Stan became a judge I guess?

anonymous asked:

an idea for hcs! hows about the bros have a crush who is nice, yet reserved, how would they feel when their crush starts opening up?? like, they start mentioning interests they dont tell anyone about and telling em personal stuff when it seems like its hard for them to do that, and its like, their crush feels as though they wont laugh or brush them off or think their interests are stupid? bros noticing they are making a proper connection for someone like that to open up to them? love ur blog btw

[ISEB Author’s Note: NGL, I was wasted off of like two glasses of wine when I wrote the bulk of this headcanon last night, so apologies are in order if I kind of missed the mark. Oh well, onward and upward to the next Ask!]


Noctis: The crown prince has managed to peel back the layers of the reserved individual he is courting enough to discover a few interests they have in common; lackadaisical mornings spent wrapped up under a heap of blankets, spontaneous drives out on the open road unburdened by the constraints of direction or destination, forsaking the importance of vegetables in one’s diet in favor of indulging in a freshly baked pastry. But what he doesn’t know about them is that they recognize a tackle box when they see it; after casually mentioning to him that the Fatal Roulette lure is much more effective at catching Lucian Carp than any Poppeck, Noct’s jaw nearly unhinges itself, and he finds himself torn between wanting to hang his head in shame at the admission of his rather unconventional hobby and the desire to promptly throw his object of affection into the passenger seat of the Regalia and head for the nearest fishing hole. They are the one, however, who prove tentative to continue the conversation, stating that every person they’ve met thus far has either laughed at their keen interest in rods and reels or deemed their preferred extracurricular activity of choice an excessive waste of time. But their concerns seemingly fall on deaf ears, because Noctis is already stuffing the trunk of his vehicle to the proverbial gills with several spools of Spider Silk, giddy with anticipation at the thought of spending many quality hours getting to know them on a more personal (and aquatic) level.

Prompto: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Blondie has his lens trained on his heart’s desire at all times in the hope that capturing their elusive image might tell the story they themselves are hesitant to share. His dreams are dashed somewhat when they shyly explain to him that they prefer being behind the camera rather than in front of it, but he makes lemonade out of lemons by offering to be a dutiful photography subject if they happen to be interested in trying their hand at taking a few snaps. It’s not an entirely wasted effort; while he knows his own modeling skills leave something to be desired, he enjoys having any excuse to spend a few private moments with the one he holds dear, and at the very least the embarrassing tumble he took whilst attempting to summit a large boulder elicited an adorable smile from them. But when he invites them to sit beside him on a (much more stable) rock so that they might peruse through the viewfinder together, Prompto’s eyes widen with marvel and awe; the candid and earnest photos they took of him reveal the eye and skill of a true artist, and he realizes rather quickly that the title of sharpshooter clearly belongs to them.

Gladio: A man of few words as it is, the big guy struggles to reach out to his intended in order to articulate his feelings; the best he can do is hang around the local Coernix Station he knows they frequent in the hope of ‘casually’ running into them. So while chancing upon them in the aisle where the refrigerated sheep’s milk is located is par for the course, stumbling across their path while out trekking in the wilderness admittedly takes Gladio more than a little off-guard. He attempts to play it suave, suggesting that if they were both headed in the same direction, it might be worth it to linger in one another’s company for the duration of their hike (for safety reasons, of course, since the feral Basiliks were known to be rather aggressive in these parts). But it’s Gladiolus who is surprised to discover the depth of their encyclopedic knowledge pertaining to the natural world; Aegir Root can be ground into a curative salve in a pinch, they point out, while Malmashrooms are safe to eat only if the head has not yet split from its stem. As his sweetheart teaches him a thing or two about the effect the Fulgurian has on the local weather patterns, Gladio delights in learning a few personal tidbits about them as well.

Ignis: The strategist is somewhat of an oyster himself when it comes to the disclosure of personal information, so he doesn’t take offense when the object of his admiration proves reticent to reveal any of their own private interests. There are plenty of ways to enjoy spending one’s free time organically in the company of a companion without resorting to probing inquiries or obtrusive interrogations, so he offers to accompany them on a quick jaunt to the local farmer’s market, thinking he might kill two chocobos with one stone by helping them with their bags in addition to picking up a few ingredients for his own recipes. When the apple of his eye bemoans the fact that Ulwaat Berries are no longer in season, Specs’ curiosity is piqued, and he asks them if they happen to know of a suitable alternative if he were to hypothetically attempt to whip up his own Memory Lane pastry; a bushels of Duscaen oranges later and they are back at his apartment, retrieving measuring cups and rubber spatulas from the kitchen cabinets and cracking Birdbeast eggs into a ceramic mixing bowl. They pass the hour waiting for the cake batter to rise discussing proper baking temperatures and their favorite cooking publications, and it’s only after they’ve sampled the culinary masterpiece they’ve created that Ignis surmises there are very few things that bring two people together quite like a mutually shared love of food.

Passing Seconds | Garrance Soulmate AU

Turning sixteen is the second brightest highlight of everyone’s life, according to Laurance’s parents.

The day of your sixteenth birthday is when you receive your countdown clock. Countdown to what, exactly?

To the day you meet your soulmate.

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“HOLY FUCK!” Laurance screeched one Sunday morning after washing his face and looking around properly. His clock always changed, of course.

He remembered when he was younger how the minutes could go from seventy to fifty, or how the hours would flicker and change in a second. But there had never been a change this drastic. And Laurance was pretty sure he was the first person (other than his soulmate, he assumed) to have his clock turn turquoise.

“‘000 DAYS, 07 HRS, 24 MINS, 57 SECS.’ Irene-yesterday it was a year! Did Sleeping Beauty decide to wake up from a long nap and look for me?!” He exclaimed. Below the clock, two punctuation symbols for a quote had appeared. “What’s…ah! What they say to me when I meet them, and vice versa,” He recalled from reading books when he was younger.

‘Welp, gotta get dressed anyway. I’m meeting with Aph!’ He thought, heading for the kitchen to grab some breakfast. After all, he was meeting his partner for life seven hours, twenty minutes, and thirty-four seconds later.

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A scarf wrapped around his neck and face to keep the cold from piercing his skin, Laurance walked beside the ever-so bubbly Aphmau, who insisted on skipping the whole way to their hangout, aka ‘Phoenix’s Drip-Drop Delights!’, the local sweet shop. “Yo, Lucy,” Aphmau turned to him. Laurance groaned. “Don’t call me that, Kitty,” Laurance replied, smirking when Aphmau hissed-true to her nickname. “Fine! Be that way! I just wanted to tell you that your wrist is different.” 

“EH?!” Laurance jumped, looking at his wrist and then back at Aph, and at his wrist again and then back at Aph again. “’000 DAYS, 00 HOURS, 00 MINS, 07 SECS’?! WHEN THE ACTUAL-” “Pay attention-!” Laurance heard Aphmau’s warning seconds too late and slipped over a frozen puddle, grabbing onto something-rather, someone-and bringing them down with him.

“Ow, ow, ow,” He grunted, holding his head and then looking up, before taking in a sharp intake of breath. “Wow, y-you have really pretty eyes,” the blonde in front of him murmured, his words being etched into Laurance’s skin by the second, underneath a white glove-symbol similar to the one in front of him on the blonde’s hand.

Laurance blinked before opening his mouth to say five words that would soon be written underneath the baby blue scarf on his soulmate’s wrist/

“HOLY SHIT-MY SOULMATE’S HOT!”

S.Coups:

  • hmmm…the type to bring you to countries in Europe and its rlly big scale
  • oh and also it will either be backpacking style or 5 star hotel style.. there’s no in between
  • probably bring a selfie stick wherever you two go and maybe vlog??
  • or maybe a camera
  • he is that one boyfriend that takes witty and unexpected pictures of you that both of you laugh at after the trip
  • he loves recording you trying out new food, how your expression changes when u bite into something u love or absolutely disgusted at
  • he wants to capture all these beautiful memories
  • he’s eye literally pops out when enjoying the food and u just feel so happy cause HE IS TOO CUTE
  • randomly turns to stare at you esp if you are enjoying the scenery or what not cause you are the most beautiful view to him cheesy but
  • and when u guys are returning home on the airplane, he will plant a small kiss on your cheek
  • “i hope there are more trips like this to come, babe”

Wonwoo:

  • the type to definitely bring you to somewhere quiet and chill OH and it will be during autumn or winter
  • cause come on… wonwoo looks adorbs in turtleneck and wrapped up in thick scarfs
  • somehow manages to find unique tiny lil bookstores from his thousand of researches
  • u two will probably go to cute cafes and have your morning coffee before setting off to the rest of your events each day
  • you will snap a picture of him sipping on his coffee and yes that will be your phone lock screen from then on
  • wonwoo will not want to stress during traveling so he would prepare the places u guys would visit beforehand
  • he is so well prepared that you would be surprised
  • secretly takes a picture of you whenever he can cause he thinks you’re the prettiest when you’re being yourself
  • and yes hes lock screen is also you..sort of
  • well its actually a picture of your hand intertwined with his #aestheticswonwoo
  • will want to hold your hand whenever you guys are

Mingyu:

  • the type to most likely to take you to places in korea..like jeju island??
  • the most detailed out of the 4 when packing so honestly you’re 100% safe with him
  • LOVES going to tourist-ish places esp famous landmarks
  • seeking out all the famous local delights and insists in eating em all
  • traveling with this boy might almost be like on a mukbang trip instead
  • will feed you during eating
  • enjoys taking selca with you before each meal or just pictures of both of you each holding up your spoon/fork preparing to devour the food
  • makes you do funny faces when taking pictures cause that is going up his insta feed for sure
  • if u ever get sick from eating too much NO WORRIES (maybe he have alr seen it coming)
  • he will bring u back to the hotel and make sure u eat the medicine he bought from the local pharmacy
  • “jagiya rest well so we can eat more!!”
  • “what?! no more gyu no more”
  • u guys would still have fun thou…and he would call for room service :)))

Vernon:

  • the type to go to places that literally screams city life
  • you guys will find yourselves just roaming around the street and experiencing it just like a local would
  • “i heard the locals go here often, lets go too”
  • he would sling his arms around your shoulder when u two are walking
  • enjoys having small conversations with locals or store owners
  • he just wants to experience and understand the culture of the country so much
  • he finds your presence extremely comforting and feels blessed to have you on the trip with him
  • hence beware of random “u know what? i love you” “aish i’m so glad you are mine”
  • probably take you to the top of the hotel at night to see the city lights
  • and both of you will just have a decent conversation while enjoying the night breeze
  •  traveling with this boy is just simple but very very very fulfilling
BSD Novel: Dazai Osamu and the Dark Era (Chapter 4, Part 2)

Thank you to @nakaharachuyaa @mlntyoonqi @bananasaurr for proofreading! Here’s a very brief reprieve from most of the pain and suffering.

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I wish I was this bear, he can afford his own home in what looks like a delightful rural locale. Instead I’m a struggling writer with no meaningful relationship and no prospect of home ownership.

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Netizens debate over yarn bombs in Shanghai

A couple of trees in Shanghai became a local delight after they were draped in yarn knittings last Thursday. However, the beauty and fame didn’t last long, as the Shanghai government removed the much adored accessories on Wednesday.

The phoenix trees on Nanchang road were “yarn bombed” by a group of expats, the Shanghai Daily reported. Yarn bombing, also known as graffiti knitting or “kniffiti,” is a kind of street art that uses colorful displays of knitted yarn on public facilities. The movement is believed to have originated in Texas, US, in 2005 after Magda Sayeg first covered the door handle of her boutique with a knitted cozy.

As the colorful outfits successfully stunned passersby the next morning, netizens also showed their admiration towards the creative works, saying “they added beauty to the city.”

However, on Wednesday, one week after the incident, the city government removed the outfits, citing concerns that they would cause harm to the trees’ healthy growth.

This decision has triggered heated discussions online. While some say the government made the right decision, others are arguing that the city should be more open to creative minds.

“I can understand the government’s concerns, but maybe they could have kept the decorations up longer. They made the street appear more dynamic,” commented @Shiqiangqiang.

“The sweaters that fit human bodies may not suit the trees as well,” argued @Yueluoxishanby.

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For years, old wood-carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of a fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, those stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliott. - Pete’s Dragon (2016) 

if you ever visit me i will take you to:

  • in n out and you have to try the animal style fries (so good)
  • lolita’s taco shop for a california burrito (mmmmmm)
  • marukai for their amazing cheap deals from japan!!!!
  • mitsuwa for more snacks… and more shopping… this time for collectible toys n figures n stuff
  • book off which is an awesome japanese used book store w/used movies and games on top of books (i’ve found rare and discontinued artbooks here for hella cheap man)
  • chopstix too, where you can get chicken katsu curry for $6
  • the san diego zoo!!! LET’S GO SEE PANDAS! and flamingos there are a shit ton of flamingos at the SD zoo.
  • disney land * < * wear good shoes ok
  • balboa park cus it’s so pretty there
  • if it’s still runnin, cruisin’ grand in escondido - it’s a classic car show that happens every weekend during the warm months and there’s music and food and it’s super cool
  • downtown san diego… specifically little italy. let’s get some bomb ass gelato.
  • a delight of france. you NEED one of their almond croissants ok??

basically if you ever visit me… i’m going to make you gain like 20 lbs.

(also we could drive up to LA pretty easily too but that’d be a whole other list that’s just as long LMFAO)

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Jiu Fen (九份), Taiwan, has a night market right on the mountain in the midst of the town up there which requires a windy road bus ride up (or a few stops away from Jin Gua Shi. With a gorgeous sunset to bid us good night and lots of delicious food at every corner.

Ice Cream peanut crepes, Taiwan sausages, snails, BBQ squid, bubble tea and many more other local delights in the various shop houses. Braised pork rice (lu rou fan) is a must try for anyone visitng Taiwan!

tabloid trash 2/?

Hooked - The number of actors to helm the fantastical role of Captain James Hook has increased over the years, but everyone has a favorite. We’ve compiled a list of past (and future!) Hook actors for you to admire (and lets be honest, there will be some ogling too)

The bar is small and rather cozier than he’s used to seeing. He likes it. David had introduced the bartender as Kristoff, and the man had been at once charming and filled to the brim with the kind of snark Killian appreciated in his acquaintances - he’d bought them both a pint while grumbling to Nolan about the terms of some bet he’d apparently lost (Nolan had just grinned and shrugged at the man as he shuffled them off towards one of the high tops in the middle of the small bar, and Killian had ordered a round of shots for the both of them, amused by Kristoff’s under-his-breath commentary on where exactly David could shove that smile).

David studies him for a moment when they’re settled, eyes careful and considering, before he takes a long drag from his glass. When he sets the drink back down on the table, he slaps a hand on the wood. “I should warn you now, Jones, that if you fuck with Emma I will find a way to make your life a living hell.”

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anonymous asked:

In all this whitewashing brouhaha it's heartbreaking to see the one Asian country Marvel did include in the movie get completely ignored: Nepal. Anyone who's read the news would know what that small yet beautiful country has been through this past year & how much a huge movie like this means for the local economy. Not just during the shoot, also when it releases & people worldwide go see it. They could've easily picked India/Bhutan but they didn't. They did something very right yet it's ignored.

thank you for saying this. i remember how absolutely delighted the local community was when benedict and the crew came to nepal; the rock star welcome and all the tweets and FB posts celebrating the film’s choice of lcoation. so yeah, great point. x