In this humorous tale, we follow Jen’s audacious antics and strategic thinking as she turns the tables on her deceitful ex. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of clever strategies, surprising discoveries, and a delightful dose of comeuppance!
A Vengeful Ex-husband
In the early 90s, Jen found herself embroiled in a bitter divorce with her ex-husband, who was seething with anger over her decision to end their marriage.
Destruction and Manipulation
Although Jen owned the house prior to their union, her ex decided to take matters into his own hands. He broke back into the house, wreaking havoc by tearing apart her belongings, damaging her jewelry, and cutting holes in her clothes.
While Jen couldn’t definitively prove his guilt, she knew deep down that he was responsible for the destruction.
A Cunning Plan
As the divorce proceedings unfolded in court, her ex-husband resorted to a cunning plan. He handed the judge a detailed list, claiming that these items were his possessions that Jen had unjustly refused to return.
False Claims and Contempt
His true intention was to have Jen held in contempt of court and potentially jailed. Jen’s attorney presented her with the list, revealing the items that her ex-husband falsely claimed ownership of.
A Desperate Attempt to Manipulate the Legal System
To her dismay, the list included things that he had never owned in the first place. It was a desperate attempt to manipulate the legal system and exact revenge on Jen.
A Bold Decision
Presented with an ultimatum to either pay a hefty sum of $2000 or face jail time, Jen made a bold decision. While her friends urged her to take the easy way out and pay the fine, she defiantly refused.
A Friend’s Insight
Two days before her scheduled court appearance, a close friend of hers asked to see the list. Her friend astutely observed that the descriptions provided by her ex-husband were vague or non-existent.
For instance, he mentioned a gun but failed to specify its type, and he claimed there was a computer without mentioning its model.
Turning the Tables on Her Ex-husband
Her friend’s insight sparked an idea – what if Jen went on a scavenger hunt to procure items on the list? It seemed like a daring adventure and a worthwhile way to thwart her ex-husband’s plan.
Embracing the Challenge
Embracing the challenge, Jen turned the situation into a game. She embarked on a mission, visiting pawn shops and resale stores, explaining her predicament to the owners, and enlisting their support.
They all found the idea amusing and gladly helped her find the items she needed.
The treasures she collected for her ex-husband were far from what he had imagined: an old rusty cap gun stood in for the “gun,” a set of old and rusty screwdrivers represented the toolset, and she gathered horrid clothing from a goodwill store.
Finding Unconventional Solutions for the List
Jen even crafted a makeshift bust/statue out of clay and presented him with an assortment of old and rusty knives, an aged pan, matches, and a tiny tarp as his “camping gear.”
One of her favorite moments was sending him a Monopoly game board from a Goodwill store, devoid of any pieces!
Boxing up the Assortment of Peculiar Items
Although she can’t recall every item she acquired, the adventure brought Jen immense joy and satisfaction. Upon returning home, she and her friends recorded a video boxing up the assortment of peculiar items.
A Strategic Oversight
Jen’s attorney informed the judge that she had discovered the items in the attic, having overlooked them previously – an innocent oversight, or so she claimed.
Finalizing the Divorce
The judge instructed her attorney to deliver the box of items to her ex’s attorney’s office, effectively finalizing the divorce.
Looking back on the experience, Jen’s only regret was not being able to witness her ex-husband’s reaction when he opened the box filled with worthless items.
He had fabricated the list, and now he was left with the consequences of his deceit. It has been three decades since that eventful time, yet the memory still brings
Reflecting on Resilience
Jen’s immense joy serves as a reminder of her resilience and ability to turn the tables on someone who had attempted to manipulate her.
It looks like, in the end, Jen kept the get-out-of-jail-free card for herself!
Support and Admiration for Jen’s Revenge
Redditors loved Jen’s adventure. One user said, “I was sitting here reading this and thinking how much fun it would have been to be on that shopping spree with you.”
“It’s like a scavenger hunt, but you’re trying to find the stupidest things that fit the description. Hope your friend got a good dinner out of it. She is revenge royalty”.
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