Yesterday, my Saskatchewan lawyer received correspondence from Patrick Ross, accusing me of criminally violating the Saskatchewan "Collection Agents Act," and demanding $25,000 in compensation as the price for not filing charges.
That's it. That's the post.
BONUS TRACK: While I have no intention of sharing the entire letter of idiocy from Patrick, this paragraph is worth pondering:
First, Patrick wants $25,000 immediately -- a fairly amusing demand from someone who, for over a decade, refused to honour his debt to me in even the smallest way. But it gets better.
Patrick then insists that I promise to refrain from "any further unlawful tactics." Well, since I've done nothing unlawful, I have no problem agreeing to that.
Finally, Patrick demands that I put a hold on collection enforcement for nine months, oddly in order to accommodate the resolution of an unrelated legal action with which I am entirely uninvolved.
The rest of the letter is no better. Trust me.
AFTERSNARK: One wonders whether Patrick thinks that even if I agreed to a temporary cessation of collection enforcement, that that would in any way affect that what he owes me is increasing at a court-ordered interest rate of five per cent per year. So regardless of what games he wants to play, every month that goes by is another $450 (and growing) added to his debt.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ABOVE, Patrick did not mail that 4-page letter to me personally; no, he mailed it to my lawyer. Who has a law degree. And understands law. I will leave it to your imagination to ponder what reaction a competent, accomplished lawyer would have to reading Patrick's gaseous emanations.