06 March 2008

Martini Dry, UP, no olive! NOW!

Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 09:26:59 +0800 (SGT)
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Subject: Thanks for exposing
To: gorrellbrian@yahoo.com.au

I know what DJ is like. He is a master con artist. I didn't think he could go as far as he did with you. I commiserate with you and I wish you the best of luck. I hope he pays you back, and pays for all his past sins. Hopefully, something good results from all of this. I don't hate the Gucci Gang, but they are shallow and they need to realize that the world is larger than they think it is, and that they should look beyond themselves.

Here's a story that typically is DJ. This is a a good friend of mine and I'm going to narrate based on what I remember.

A few years ago, a bunch of February birthday celebrants got together to hod a joint birthday party. Upon the suggestion of DJ, it was held at the then-just-closed Acquario bar in Malate. Since the joint was no longer operational, it was obvious that it would take some money to get it running (i.e. ice, beer, liquor, bartenders, waiters, a deejay, etc had to be paid for). No problem. Since it were a few of them celebrating together (DJ Montano included) they all agreed to contribute an equal amount of cash amongst themselves (P10,000 each, I think it was). This money was handed to DJ.

So the party started, the deejay was playing and guests started arriving. To everyone's surprise, and much to the embarrassment of the other celebrants, THE DRINKS WEREN'T FREE! The celebrants were shocked because it wasn't made clear to them that the money they gave didn't cover the booze. Guests were made to pay for their own drinks, and many of them didn't bring much money because it was, after all, a private birthday party at an establishment that was well out of business. One wouldn't expect to be paying. Some of the celebrants paid for their own guest's drinks, at normal bar prices.

Mind you, all the celebrants were friends of DJ (at least at that time they were). DJ collected a good some of money prior to the party, an amount that should've covered all the expenses of the party with lots of change to boot. He made even more money by selling drinks.

To top things off, many of the staff, including the deejay, weren't paid.

I guess he used the money to pay for rent of the lot, which was already quite a few months delinquent.

Of course, this story is so trivial compared to yours. But it does show a pattern, doesn't it?

Good luck to you mate.
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