Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

Famous last words of the Sex Pistols uttered by Johnny Rotten (aka John Lyden) on a stage somewhere in California.

I understand what he meant, really I do!  Especially tonight.  Today I read something that, quite frankly, shocked me.  I found Renee's blog, yes that Renee.  The one I've been working so hard to try to help.  Anyway, I found her blog and what did I read while I was there?  That she did not lose her house, that they were not forced to live in an RV.  

They chose to live in an RV, WAY before her husband was ever diagnosed with cancer.  And some other things that I don't find all together pleasing.  Here I was, so worried about those poor kids facing the harsh Montana Winter in an RV because they had lost their house due to their father being fired after a cancer diagnosis.  Only to learn that they had faced winters in that RV before, because that is where they live -- all the time, all year around, by choice!

I do still feel badly because their father has cancer, and they get my deepest sympathy because of that.  My very deepest sympathy.  But, I don't appreciate being lied to, I don't appreciate someone making a situation look worse than it is and I do not like my heart strings to be tugged only to find out that the tugger hasn't been entirely truthful.

I am SO sorry for reporting this to you.  When Gucci was told about this she pulled her posts down, and there will be an announcement from her shortly, I am sure.  She didn't feel the need to question someone she considered a friend, she is not the cause of this.  She's just a good person who, like the rest of us, felt bad for someone in need, someone in an emergency situation, someone she thought was homeless.  This, unfortunately is not the case.  And I am sorry.  I am sorry that I only found Renee's blog today, and not before now.  I am sorry that we've all spent time and energy on a situation that turned out to be something other than what we thought it was.

I'm just all around sorry.  Feel free to head on over to Ange's blog to see one of the most amazing pair of Ta-Ta's imaginable.  They made me feel better, since they're magical, and maybe they'll make you feel better too, since tomorrow's Boobs for Bucks event won't be going down now.  I'll post more about this when I've digested it better and had more time to collect my thoughts.



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21 comments:

Ange said...

I ♥ your face. I am glad my boobays made you feel a little better.

-MissC* said...

Good job.
I am so drained from this whole evening. Glad to have had you, Ange and CB to talk it all through with.

Ashlee @ The Zombie Housewife said...

I know! I've been so confused the whole evening! I just honestly don't know how to feel, or even how I feel still yet. I'd really like to be able to talk to Renee about all of this, you know? Maybe I'm a double sucker, or maybe it just hits close to home because of my Mom, but I'm really hoping that it's a HUGE mistake somehow. I don't see how it would be, because it's her own words on her own blog, but I just really don't want to think badly of her, ya know?

-MissC* said...

I feel bad for her. And I would have done all of this to help her out anyways. It just sucks that someone had to go so far!!!
It's dam irritating!!!
BTW If it makes you feel better Ange is puttin my boobs up to!!

Babes Mami said...

I was wondering why the boobies disapeared! I hope that it gets sorted out but it sounds sketchy.

K said...

I had a blind date once in an area of town that's known for it's panhandlers. There was one right by the door of the bar we were heading to, who simply said "Good evening, folks." I reached into my coat pocket and gave him the change I had in there. My date snorted and said "Well, you're a better person than I am." At this point, I start thinking "Why am I even going on this date? He just told me everything I need to know." He persisted in telling me how the bum was probably just going to use it to buy booze or crack. I just sat there, with my Mona Lisa Smile, and gave him my take on the matter...which applies to this situation too.

It doesn't matter what people do with the money, or what the situation is...what matters is that WE did the right thing. If the people we tried to help did/do something wrong, that's on them, and up to some higher power to settle the score. However, we're in the clear, karmatically speaking.

That said....yeah, it's kinda crappy. :/
~K

A Daft Scots Lass said...

People will always tweak the truth when they are desparate!

nitebyrd said...

Whether or not the situation was distorted on purpose or without malice, it still restores my faith in humanity. That there are so many caring, generous "friends" out there outweighs the possibility that we were "taken."

There is no blame to place on GM or anyone else that told Renee's story.

FindOverstock.com said...

what a shitty situation. hope it gets sorted out.

im you rnewest follower.

cheers.

Maria

jensays (what would jen do) said...

wow, i have seen their story all over the internet the past few days, what a complete let down for you and everyone else that wanted to help her. i mean yes, the situation with her husband is terrible but making the story bigger was uncalled for. friends will rally no matter what.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

WOW. Just....wow.

Ian said...

Boobs make every situation better

Salt said...

Your blog title pretty much sums it up perfectly. :-\

Vodka Logic said...

Not your fault. You are a dear to try and help. Just makes it harder to donate the next time.. we all feel "had"

Kristy said...

I got a refund on my $5 paypal donation, so yay, I didn't waste my money after all lol....but seriously, it really sucks that she lied about that stuff and when something really bad does happen (and it will, cause it happens to all of us eventually)...then no one will help her because they won't believe her. so she really just screwed herself in the long run...

Melanie B said...

I am really sorry you got taken. What a crock. Yes, I feel bad for her situation, but I feel most for those kids. Your personal story made me cry, I mean really cry. Thank you for sharing that.

Kristy is right though, by her stretching the truth, if in fact something bad really happens, no one will believe her because she proved to be a liar.

~J said...

It's sad that people have to even question something like this. My thoughts and prayers still go out to her husband...to her and her children...but damn, she really didn't need to stretch the truth. Just sayin..

MommyLovesStilettos said...

YOu know what kinda chaps my ass...I just recently asked for donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (a legitimate charity that isn't a scam) in honor of my niece. TWO of my 500 readers donated (which I greatly appreciate). Someone like this (that LIES to get hand outs) is getting alllll of these donations and that just blows my mind and makes me sad. I think the reason that a lot of people don't donate to charities is because they feel like they could be getting ripped off because of situations like this. Gucci is the shit. I love her face and I think she proves that there are still amazing people in this world. But to the woman that we all donated to - WOW. What makes me even more sad is that Gucci put her heart and soul into this (and plenty of time too) and then it turns out like this? Not cool. NOT cool at all. I want to hear what Renee has to say about this.

Daisygirl said...

My prayers still go out the the husband...cancer sucks!

What a mess though!

I am a new follower from Jana's!

jsmommy9804 said...

Wow, where is she I'll go punch her in the face for ya. I know my way around Montana.
You're a good person Ashlee, I'm sorry you were taken in by her story. If I believed in Karma I'd totally say it's about to bite her in the butt...alas I do not.

TV's Take said...

Ashlee, sounds like a bad situation for everyone. Good for you for trying to help and bad for them for taking advantage.

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