Several more weeks of continued problems, two meetings and three increasingly powerful letters from Effectivo the Magnificent and nothing had changed at The Living Nightmare. Indeed, even the architects were worried, and had promised to intervene for the boys, but on the day of their scheduled meeting with GASTLI, the architects all had to go out and buy new BMW’s, so the meeting was cancelled.
Mazzer and FooFoo instructed Effectivo to tell GASTLI that unless more cold hard greenbacks were forthcoming, then RILED would remove themselves from TLN, sue them for the money they were owed, and cross them off their Christmas card list.
GASTLI ignored them completely.
RILED was (and were) left with no choice. FooFoo got a great big marker pen and emphatically crossed GASTLI off their Christmas card list. Our little crew were now officially renegades, outlaws and rebels. They packed up their carpentry essentials – kettle, stools, playing cards, and company pencil – and left TLN for good.
Sixteen and a half minutes later Mazzer, FooFoo, Politico Steve and Whiskey Tom were at the bar of the Oxford. Mastic Craig, who you may notice has mysteriously disappeared from this Chronicle, had, like an elf in Lord of the Rings, actually disappeared weeks earlier from the ken of mortal men, and to this day, no-one knows where he is, although six months later a series of very ugly babies were born in Ontario. So he was’nt there. But the rest of the boys got drunk
And that, as they say, was that. We sued GASTLI for what they owed us, lets say £30,000.00. They offered us $7000.00. We offered to settle for £17,500. They counter offered for $7005.00. We countered their counter offer with an offer to settle for $15,000. They countered our counter to their counter offer by sueing us for $100,000. We got a new lawyer, who is very good, and says we will definitely win. All of this has taken over a year so far, and finally we instructed our lawyer to apply for a court date. We expect to go to court in Fall 2007.