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Cheating wife misses the point...

I wanted to just write "really" for this post and nothing else. But I wanted to write it in italics and all caps, followed by a string of question marks and exclamation points, kinda like this...REALLY?!?!?!

But I couldn't resist a classic example of missing the forest for the trees.

A Canadian woman is suing her phone service provider for consolidating her cell phone bill with her husband's TV and high speed Internet bills. Yeah, her husband. Same household, save an envelope, save a stamp, etc. And Rogers Wireless says the couple asked that their bill be consolidated for convenience.

That's what Rogers did "wrong." What the woman is saying in her suit though is that Rogers streamlining of bills inadvertently tipped her husband off to the affair she'd had with another man.

So, by her logic, Rogers is responsible for her husband saying Seeya! and leaving her after he discovered the affair.

Apparently the husband went over the itemized cell bill, noticed a bunch of lengthy calls to a strange number, called the number, and the guy who answered admitted an affair.

In court documents the wife said that after her husband left her and the kids in '07 (I hope he's keeping up the child support), her life began to suck, and she became so bummed out without her husband around that she couldn't function well or lead a comfortable life. So Rogers owes her $600,000 for indirectly tipping off her husband. She also says they caused her emotional pain by making it easy for him to find out about the affair through the bill. And that's not the way she wanted him to find out.

I'm no relationship expert, but I'm thinking that Rogers could have consolidated all this couple's household bills - including water and sewage and mortgage, and her husband wouldn't have found about the affair...IF SHE HADNT CHEATED!

That's all for me, tonight folks. Gotta keep the dog from eating Scrabble pieces as Mrs. B and I play. And then I have to go hide the cell phone bill.

It should go without saying, but I am, of course, kidding about that last line.

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some people just need to take responsibility for their own lives. hopefully her case will be thrown out


If she was that worried about keeping it a secret, she should have been in charge of paying the bills. Dunce.


She just blatantly admitted that her hubby was pretty much her meal ticket and now life sucks because she can't have her cake and eat it too. Some women behave and treat others in a way we women don't want to be treated.


Should she have custody? Sounds like she cant keep her affairs in order. Why should the children have to see their mother out on the prowl looking for a new provider. Sad story for the children.

Anthony Hopkins

I am very sorry for this because it sounds like this young man's marriage has been hell from the very beginning. I really think he should not have married this woman in the first place. I understand that opposites attract, but it does not mean they should not meet, mingle, or get married. This person would have been better off staying friends with her instead of getting married. It is both of them that were treating each other bad to begin with. Like they say, if it looks good, it does not mean it will shine in the light!!!!! Thanks for allowing me to comment and read your article.


Anthony Hopkins
Dayton, Ohio

PS: Here is my blog on Values and Norms.

Values & Norms

This is a report on values and norms. It is very important that we have values and norms in our daily lives. It is extremely necessary that we have them because it provides structure, direction, consistency, as well as a basis for mankind to follow. What are values? A value is something that we believe in from the very beginning. This is established just from being around our parents. Our traditional beliefs such as maintaining life abundantly, as well as the importance of education are examples of values. Values can also be religious based as well as it can pertain to the things that our parents were reared with.

Values can also give us the guidelines and the basis for life because it keeps our behavior in check. What are norms? This is a very good question. A norm is rule based. This is simply because we as human beings will have to follow and obey the laws of society. These norms are also pertaining to the Bible as well as the laws that mankind has established for us. For instance, if a child does not attend school, it is the parents fault. The child and parents are responsible for this behavior. Accountability is very important because this is taking full responsibility for your own actions. Admitting your role in your own situation and being truthful and frank about it is very important.

If there are 10 Commandments inside of the Holy Bible, there are also laws that apply to mankind, so it is important for men, women, and children to adhere to these laws on a daily basis. I am going to admit that I am a private citizen as well as one who complies with the law on a daily basis. I am also one who adheres to the laws of the Bible on a daily basis. This is also based on reading the Bible as well as performing deeds that God and Jesus Christ wants mankind to do. This is simply by having unconditional love inside of your entire heart. There are men, women, and children who do not adhere to the laws of both the Bible and mankind. I pray for these individuals each and every day that these individuals would reform. I am prayerful and truthful by saying that anyone can change, only if they give themselves a chance.

Even when it pertains to the Criminal Justice System, it is very important that all criminals as well as those who are already incarcerated should be entitled to change. Justice for the guilty comes from the courts by proving that those who are guilty be tried and convicted for all of their wrongs. This is the truth in many cases of those who are fleeing from justice. It does not make sense to run away from your problems. You must face your fears as well as all of your problems head on. If someone is afraid of justice, this means they are afraid of themselves as human beings as well as the devil that they are serving.

This is not a service of God for mankind to avoid their problems and put them behind. This means that you are a person who has a real problem with yourselves. I am not a person who is neither judging nor one who passes judgment towards others. This is a call for all of those who continue to run away from their own problems to examine yourselves and get real. Because sooner or later, God will call you on your stuff all by Himself!!!!

Norms and Values go hand in hand in our society because it gives mankind the consistency that it needs as well as the equality that our society needs. Humans and Society itself needs balance as well as equilibrium in order to survive and live in a changing environment. This also means that men must respect women as well as women respect men and children. This also means that we are supposed to learn to love one another and to talk to each other when it comes to specific problems that we have with each other. I personally value peace, love, harmony, family, education, diversity, religion, as well as harmony in relationships. If there is no peace inside of families and relationships, then there is no love or equity within mankind itself. Therefore, it is extremely important to release whatever baggage that one has inside of them constructively and positively. This in fact can have an adverse affect on our values and beliefs system. This can distort and disrupt our personal lives. Never allow your values and norms to cause disruption in your personal lives as well as relationships with others. Always become law abiding citizens for a change.


Anthony Hopkins

Dayton, Ohio

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