I’ll admit that I watch Judge Judy. I’m half shocked by how mean she is to stupid people and half in awe at how mean she is to stupid people.
Yesterday’s case was a classic. A trailer trash chick (ttc) was being sued by a woman who won an auction for two cell phones on e-bay to the tune of $500. Included in the ad was a picture of the phone, and summarized description of the phones (e.g. dimensions and weight). But embedded in the lengthy description that followed was this tidbit: “You are bidding on a photo of the phone only.”
And that’s exactly what she sent to the winning bidders: a xeroxed copy of a cell phone. That one sentence, in which she said that they were bidding on a photo of a phone was her entire defense. As you expect, the lady who paid for the phones wasn’t happy and called the ttc directly. Her husband answered the phone and said he wasn’t refunding any money because she should learn to read. He taunted her, saying, “I couldn’t give it back even if I wanted to because I’ve already spent it. Thanks for the shopping spree! If you don’t like it, take me to court.”
So she did.
Judge Judy first of all wanted to know why the lady’s husband wasn’t there. She said he was home watching their children. JJ called her husband a thief and a coward. She had a few choice words for the ttc, too.
Then JJ accused the ttc of thinking she was smarter than JJ by wording the ad the way she did. JJ then proclaimed that in a thousand years, the ttc wouldn’t be be as smart as her. TTC denied it because, of course, she thought she was very clever. So JJ asked her about the summary description. “It says here that the weight is 3.9 oz.” She held up the piece of paper that was sent in lieu of the cell phone. “Are you trying to tell me that this paper weighs 3.9 ounces?” TTC was at a loss for words.
JJ said, “See? I"m smarter than you. Do you know why else I’m smarter than you? Because no amount of money would entice me to appear on tv in front of 10 million people and lose my dignity like you just have.”
Among other things, she said that both of them should go out and get real jobs instead of scamming people. JJ also said that she wouldn’t be suprised if Children’s Protective Services was called after seeing the show since the lady admitted on national tv that she was a thief. Well, THAT shocked TTC.
In the end, the plaintiff got a refund for the two phones as well as punitive damages because the ttc had written horrible feedback about the winning bidder on e-bay, calling her a scammer. The bidder said that the ttc’s profile had been shut down based on her complaint and the complaints of 7 other people who’d been similarly scammed. The bidder also said that she’d submitted complaints with both the attorney general of the ttc’s state and the ttc’s local police department.
He He. I love Judge Judy. Don’t tell anyone.