The basis for Patrick's inanity above was his deranged and idiotic interpretation of provincial law, wherein my publication of something like, "Hey, if anyone knows where to find Patrick, you can help with my collection efforts" was interpreted by Patrick as a clear and obvious violation of the Alberta Consumer Protection Act because I was (in his mind) holding myself out as an official debt collections agent.
Seriously. I'm not joking. That was his argument.
In any event, my lawyer instructed Patrick to (and I am paraphrasing here) go pound sand, which should have been his signal to (as he promised) "promptly" file a mind-numbingly stupid action in Small Claims Court. You will be entirely unsurprised to learn that nothing of the sort has ever happened, for at least a couple reasons.
First, I have already been assured that, given Patrick's overwhelming debt to me, and his history of welshing on payments and promises, he would have to front substantial surety -- in the neighbourhood of $25,000 or more -- and I think we all know that, now that he appears to be unemployed again, it's unlikely he can come up with that kind of scratch. Also, being an undischarged bankrupt without a trustee, he is simply ineligible to file a legal action of any kind. (Patrick has other problems in this regard, but I'm going to keep them to myself for now.)
In short, I am not overly worried about getting a notice from Saskatchewan Small Claims Court any time soon, unless it comes with a guarantee that Patrick is putting up a chunk of cash as surety, at which time I will not only have his action kicked to the curb, but I will file to seize all of that surety.
But if Patrick wants to go down that road, I am totally up for it.