So, “The Dude” (guy-with-a-mullet-in-Sterling) called at like 9:30AM today, leaving very loopy message: “Hi, this is Steven with your kitten. Uh, i want you to come by and pick it up right away. Because we have to get your baby. Uh, right away. Ok. (Gives phone number.) Come by and get your baby. (Gives number again.)” We were going to just avoid him until next weekend, when we were planning on being in the area, but finally around 4PM we decided to go get the cat and get it over with.
Now, the guy is shady, and I’d been there before. The place is a wreck, and the other people there… Were barely there. The blonde that was there saw me say hello to her, but moved nothing other than her eyeballs, and responded in no discernible fashion whatsoever. The guy had a $100 deposit check from us, but had never cashed it, and was expecting $175 cash instead. But of course not if we don’t get the check back, and that could get ugly. So I made Carolyn grab her pepper spray, and concealed a knife on my person just in case, since the dude was so shady.
So we get there, and the door is wide open, and Mr. Mullet/”The Dude” is passed out on his recliner, watching TV. Talking didn’t wake him up, so finally I knocked on the side of the open door a couple times. His shirt was covered in multiple-colored stains, and at least 3 cigarettes were floating in the toilet. The alcohol on his breath was strong, and we’re thinking the actual reason he didn’t cash the check was that he wants to get cash, because cash can quickly be turned around into whatever it was he was drinking!
We asked for the check back, and The Dude was all like, “You didn’t write me a check”. And then Carolyn was like, “I’m positive I did”, and then he was like, “Your check is right here!” So I laid out the $175 cash, and the guy didn’t pick it up. Then I put it in his hand, and he was like, “Did I give you your check back?” This was about 10 seconds after giving us our check back.
I noticed a phone on the counter had the exact same “speaker” button as one of our phones, and commented on it. “The Dude” goes off, like, “Oh, it’s a phone, just a normal phone, it works with the AT&T, y’know?” He is pretty good at saying things that don’t make much sense. Like when he was talking about how he wasn’t in control of anything, and we weren’t really sure if he was talking about the kittens, or his life. I feel sorry for the guy, he’s a bit scary, but also seems like he’s most likely a harmless good person led astray. He had some decent music equipment. I hope he gets help. But we’ll gladly take our pound of [kitten] flesh from him, at the not-so-low price of $175.
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Mood: blissfull mulletlessness
Music: Ministry – Lockbox