Usually, suicide notes are reported to be rambling diatribes, or worse. This suicide note is disturbing in its accuracy. It begins rather ominously…
I am due in court the end of the month. The ex-wife lawyer wants me jailed for back child support. The amount ranges from $2,200. to $3,000. depending on who you ask. Not big money after being separated over ten years and unemployed for the last two. But I do owe it. If I show up for court without the money and the lawyer say jail, then the judge will have the bailiff take me into custody. There really are no surprises on how the system works once you know how it actually works. And it does not work anything like they taught you in high school history or civics class.
When I was a mere lad, I was taught owing money was not a crime. Heck, even judges at traffic court will give you time to pay. How can this happen in my world?
I could have made a phone call or two and borrowed the money. But I am done being bullied for being a man.
I’m sick of the TV commercials where the woman is a genius and the man an imbecile.
But first let me tell you how I ended up in this rabbit hole.
I’ll attempt brevity here.