Recap of betrayals thus far:
- Sales Rep/Friend stealing from company
- Bxxxx & Lxxx
In addition, we also uncovered a business partner who was dishonest with a huge factor of his business from years past – causing the FBI to come into our current business, raid it, interrogate our employees and us. Coming to the conclusion that we were NOT part of his dishonest transactions. However, this is quite stressful when it involves you and your business at any given time!!
This business partner proceeds to pull out – Thank God! But not before stealing $10,000+ worth of product from our company. Charges will need to be brought against him and legal actions taken. Icky stuff!!
I had received a phone message from Bxxxx & Lxxx to please give them a call. I really didn’t want to deal with anything more, so I waited a few days to respond.
A few days passed. I was on my way back from dropping my daughter off from a volleyball camp when I decided to return the call. I had about 30 minutes of drive time. I was alone in the car – so I called. They were together in their car and I was on the speaker phone.
The conversation began as most did – with the niceties and catching up on family, events, etc.
Then Lxxx started! She started railing me about JD and all of wrong-doings over the past years. The hurt he has caused, the events she remembered, all the crap that an individual needed to unload – I got it full speed! I started crying – which she couldn’t even know because she didn’t even take a breath to hear anything other than her words. Remember: Bxxxx is also present and says “nothing!”
I had to pull over because I was shaking from crying and she was so constant. I finally did get a chance say, “I understand all the hurt he has done and how he has made you feel. But I’m asking what it is that you WANT from him? What do you EXPECT from him? He has apologized over and over again and I don’t know what more he could do?”
She went on to say, “We want to be completely removed from the company, don’t want anything to do with it, we don’t feel he is the Christian he claims to be or runs his company in the Christ-like manner we originally thought we were getting involved in……..” And then she started on the nailing to the cross course again. All the while not addressing the question of, “What do you want from him?” I hear all that you wish to do and your plans, and that can be accomplished. But you have already stated your plans before, I know this. What do you WANT from him? No words from Bxxxx.
After I had pulled off to park and I was in tears, I asked 3 times for her to stop. She couldn’t hear me because she didn’t even take a breath. Actually as time went on, she gained momentum. I finally had to hang up. I wasn’t about to sit there and hear anymore. What was the point?
I drove home and as soon as I walked in the door – JD asked what in the world was the matter? I told him about the conversation. We decided at this point it was time to distance ourselves from Bxxxx & Lxxx. It wasn’t healthy what was transpiring and for the sake of our family and continued health in recovery…..we had to ask for silence. And that’s what we did.
A few weeks passed and I received the following email from Bxxxx: