a tangled web

it’s been a while since i complained about a news article but i just found one that got me going.

a couple in halifax was engaged but didn’t see eye to eye on the wedding planning — he wanted something cheaper, she wanted something more expensive — so the guy postponed the wedding. in response, the woman ended the relationship altogether.

then they went to court to fight over who got to keep the $19,000 engagement ring. there were texts of him telling her she could keep the ring but i guess he hadn’t meant it, or maybe he had a change of heart. she said she just wanted to sell the ring to pay off debt incurred from planning the wedding. but then she claimed bankruptcy, so neither of them get the ring — the bank gets it.

what a disaster, and what a perfect example of how petty and cruel human beings can be, even to the people we claim to love and cherish the most. it’s a good thing these clowns didn’t actually tie the knot.

my problems with this story are:

  1. a couple not being able to come to a compromise on wedding plans, and ultimately breaking up over them, is absolutely pathetic.
  2. both people going into debt just planning a wedding — not even getting to the wedding itself — is also pathetic.
  3. spending $19,000 on a ring is beyond pathetic. not to mention that the diamond industry is horrific in its treatment of workers and the environment, and carefully controls their own market to inflate prices ridiculously. every sensible person should boycott diamonds.
  4. despite their apparent dire financial straits, the couple managed at one point to afford a trip to mexico together for which the small claims adjudicator ordered the woman pay her ex back $3000. i can’t believe that a financially strapped couple would drop this kind of money on a vacation.

it’s all so depressing. i hate seeing evidence that these kind of people really do exist. i mean, i bitch about them all the time but i rarely see this kind of detailed evidence of them so this is a real mindfuck. did i mention he has his full name tattooed on his left bicep along with the words “reign” and “journey” in a crossword puzzle style? i’m not sure if those are the terrible names he picked for his poor, unfortunate children, or if they’re merely words the big cornball finds inspirational. he also has numerous other lame inspirational tattoos that mention dedication and being strong and have lots of ellipses. why do people overuse ellipses so much now, anyway? what a fucking ghastly trend that is.

man, there’s a lot to hate about this one little news story.


the unhappy couple themselves. what a surprise that a competitive bodybuilder would turn out to be crazy. i’m referring to her here, of course — some people seem to be confused about that, although i think it’s perfectly obvious.



One thought on “a tangled web

  1. As I’m the guy this is written about I thought I’d correct some of the facts of the case.

    1. The reason I asked for the ring back was because she had bought me a motorcycle and when we split I paid her for it. She took the money and defaulted on the bank loan, basically stealing 15000.

    2. She declared bankruptcy, not me. Turns out she was over 135000 in debt and never told me about any of it.

    3. She was ordered to pay for a vacation by the judge because she had agreed to do so. I had no idea she was so broke or I wouldn’t have taken her. She never paid the money ordered, and moved to another province.

    4. She declared bankruptcy the day before we went to court, never told anyone including the judge and her own lawyer, which meant she would lose the ring to the bankruptcy if she won, and if she lost, she would lose it to me. Instead of agreeimg to sell it and split the money, as she was offered by my lawyer, she spend thousands going to court knowing there was no way she could keep the ring no matter what happened.

    5. She had sued me for over 20000 in the case claiming I owed her for money she spent on the wedding (we both spent money and lost it). She also sued me for the payout on the motorcycle, claiming I did not pay her. When it was proven she was lying she retraced the claim and admitted I did pay her. Of course she had already defaulted on the loan but didn’t mention it. She lost on every point of her case except the ring, which she then was forced to hand to the bankruptcy trustee.

    Those are the facts of the case and they are easily searchable.

    I am aware this case brought about strong feelings from many people which is why it got so much news play. I also understand people aren’t necessarily going to take my side and I accept that. Everyone has their own opinion. However I wanted to clear up some of the incorrect facts so you could make an informed opinion.

    All the best.

    Devin Sherrington

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