FOOLED AGAIN

September 08, 2013

So you work with someone for a while, and establish a friendship that's almost instinctive, the two of you are like Calvin and Hobbes, coming up with crazy ideas and shooting concepts...and then it slowly dawns on you that you're being had, you're being used, and there's no real friendship there at all. So it was with XXXX. From "I'll be a little late" - which turned into 1 am, to sob stories about an (ex) boyfriend, her slob of a sister, her parents, her car...yet she always managed to go on any trip. She wheedled money out of me for a computer, then claimed it went for a lawyer for her parents, which was likely utter bullshit, because I couldn't find an arrest record. She claimed she was 'practically homeless, couch-surfing at differnt friends or living in the van' - which is registered in Oregon and had no insurance for several months; then when I drove 2-1/2 hours up there to shoot a photo set, it was obvious that she's been living with her sister all along, so she's nothing but a little liar and a thief.

When I found out she was selling prints on DeviantArt (she's since taken them down) I confronted her about it, told her it was unethical and a breach of faith, and, as a result, I was canceling our scheduled sessions this coming week. She went ballistic, called me all sorts of childish names, and has since slandered me on Facebook and probably elsewhere. I have three sets that will never see the light of day, they've cost me about $1000, so there's a nice little tax deduction. In addition she's refused to return $400 worth of clothing she borrowed for Burning Man, saying that it's an 'asshole tax.'

Needless to say I won't let anything like this happen again. Fool me once....


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