Originally Posted by aussienyankie
I will make sure everyone I know and people on
craigslist knows that you use boxed cakes.
Seriously, she is threatening you with slander and libel, which is illegal. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libel
. I agree that it would be unwise to engage her again but if you do, you really need to be 100% professional (I know you know your response to her wasn't, and she totally goaded you into that. But you can't do it again because it will just give her more ammo ). Do you have any friends who are lawyers who might be willing to write a threatening letter for you on their letterhead (not via email?) It's one thing for the lady to just be a total psycho, it's another for her to try to hurt your business. I suppose if you're getting out of town it doesn't matter anyway. In which case, haha on her, she's going to waste all her energy for nothing!! Then again it would be especially wonderful to get a nice threatening legal letter out to her when you KNOW it doesn't even matter, just to shut her flappy trap up.
Originally Posted by Janette
Before everyone starts beating me up I am not saying ALL Americans are like that, but most.
I know all about the stereotype of the Ugly American and while I agree that it's true that there ARE ugly Americans (and this one is as ugly as they come. I do not know a single soul who would EVER tell someone to "go back" to their country of origin. OMG
!!), I don't think it's ever fair to say that "most" of us are that way. Ironically we are always supposed to hear that and just "take it" but if you said that about any other culture you'd be drawn and quartered. Can you imagine if someone here wrote "I am not saying ALL Chinese/Africans/Indians/etc. are like that, but most"?! I have met people from many countries, both living here and in their country of origin, and there are rude, manipulative and dishonest people everywhere. Just as there are nice, kind and helpful people everywhere. Sometimes I guess it's just a matter of luck as to which ones you come across, although I think as with everything, bad people seem to be blatantly bad more than good people are blatantly good...do you know what I mean?
Anyway aussienyankie I'm sorry for your bad experiences here and hope your move home is smooth and safe and lands you in a world of comfort
. Hey and since you liked it here in Cali, come back and play awhile; speaking of stereotypes and generalizing, we love Aussies here