Gabriella Nagy can suck my gonads.
Okay, I admit that as a divorcee, my views are a little skewed here. The attitude that this woman is carrying around is awfully similar to my ex’s, so be warned that there’s a pretty heavy bias here. And some lingering emotion. :) But enough time has now passed for that initial divorce pissed-offedness to have worn off. I’ve had plenty of calm time to consider / discuss motivations, history, my own faults and involvement, etc., and I’ve come to the conclusion that although I have plenty of improving to do, it doesn’t make Gabriella and my ex any less hosebags in their own way.
So here’s the story. Some time in 2007 Rogers Wireless (TV / Internet / mobile provider), decided to switch up its billing system to a one-per-household “global” system (as opposed to one per customer). At least I’m assuming that was it, I’m not a Rogers customer. In any event, they decided to start bundling bills for the same address even when the names weren’t the same. According to Gabriella this was done without her consent or knowledge.
At this point I can kinda see why she’d be suing Rogers. A major-brand car dealership, along with assistance from my ex, did something very similar to me — downright fraud, in fact — so I can sympathize. If it’s true that Rogers did this then they should be reprimanded, fined, and made to update this policy. I really don’t think there was any evil intent on the part of Rogers — it saves trees, saves the company some money, etc. — but they can’t just pull policies like that out of their ass and implement them without thinking about customers.
However, this is where my sympathy ends. You see, Gabriella was living with her husband and two kids at that time. Apparently she has a different last name, but under Canadian law if you cohabitate with someone for 12 months — a year — then the relationship is considered a common-law marriage. And she referred to him as her husband. Plus there are the kids. Basically, it was a marriage by all accounts.
But then Rogers started including her own phone call records in the “global” bill for the household received by her husband (they had separate accounts), and it wasn’t long before he figured out that she was calling someone a little more than can be easily accounted for. So he called back the number, got confirmation from the other side that, indeed, his wife was screwing around on him, and that was the end of that; he packed up the kids and left.
And this is where the story really starts to get me; Gabriella is now suing Rogers for $600,000 for the resulting divorce and the subsequent “suffering” she’s had to endure. Let me just clarify this: the brunt of the lawsuit isn’t about breach of privacy / contract, she’s suing them mostly for the breakup of her marriage. In a Toronto Star article she’s quoted as saying, “I lost everything. I want others to know what a big corporation has done. I trusted Rogers with my personal information. We had a contract — and agreement that put my life right in their hands.”
Is she trying to say that it was Rogers’ legal obligation is to keep her infidelity secret? See, here’s where she and my ex are on par — pretty much a total lack of remorse (except at being caught), no admission of guilt (otherwise why this lawsuit?), finger pointing, deflection — basically a totally inability to take responsibility for her own actions, and furthermore trying to put the blame for her misdeeds on someone else. Fucking bitch.
Had it just been a lawsuit against Rogers for a breach, had she demonstrated that she understands that SHE IS RESPONSIBLE for her own situation (as in, it wouldn’t even be a part of the lawsuit), I might’ve painted a rosier picture of her. But as it stands, she’s nothing but a self-serving sociopathic cunt that deserves every last little bit of “suffering” she’s heaped on herself.
Ahh, Monday morning catharsis complete. :)