He didn’t show, dang it.
It wasn’t a big surprise, but it was a little disappointing. We’ve kept quiet about the whole thing because it seemed the wisest course of action, but here’s the scoop:
At the end of May, our neighbor (a sheriff’s deputy) knocked on our door and said, “I never thought I’d be giving you one of these” and handed us the court summons. “I don’t need to know the details of your case, but this guy’s from Ohio? Does he know that he needs to show up for this? Anyway, make sure you’re there, and be certain you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s.” We assured him that we had all of our letters in order.
Then began the work on The Binder. All my organizational skills (honed during months of putting accreditation files together for work) swung into full gear. Assembling this was no trouble at all for me, because if there’s one thing I love more than napping, it is Being Right.
Print, print, print.
Bind, bind, bind.
This thing is indexed, color-coded and cross-referenced. Lloyd put together his stuff, too, but his doesn’t have stickers. Stickers are key.
We assembled at the courthouse with our Star Witness, Rebecca, and Brad and Beth as onlookers. (You can’t have a trial without onlookers.) We waited and waited for fifteen whole minutes, chit-chatting with Lisa (the stenographer and mom of a former preschooler) and the bailiff (a nice guy who complemented my binder). The judge ruled in our favor and we left.
So, there’s that.
Hey, here’s a fun activity: Go to eBay and click on ‘Community’ in the top right corner. Search for Samsung_repair. Once you get to that account, look at all the feedback, especially through November of 2010. Do you see all those people who left feedback after purchasing a ‘Set of Apple iPod Tools’? Do you see how some of them are listed more than once and left identical feedback? Fishy, eh? Also, if you search for ‘darryldoj’, a buyer who left feedback for samsung_repair on December 28, 2010 and November 5, 2010, leaving multiple, identical feedback replies seems to be this person’s job.
I am completely losing faith in eBay.