Last month, I posted an article about City Paper owing me $250 dollars. A lot has happened since then. Here is what you might have missed.
+The blog post went everywhere and got mostly love from people which I appreciate.
+A couple city paper employees produced very tiny sad violins and played the devil went down to "yeah well its a dying media and I hope you call out restaurants that mistreat people" Georgia (not sure if that is how the Charlie Daniels version goes or not).
+I got nominated again for Best Local Comic in the City Paper which is so goddamn funny.
+I got a check!
+But mostly, the more people hit me up, the more validated I felt in rubbing their face in it.
I had someone write me who was a single mom that had done work for the paper and is still owed $500 dollars, only to be told by City Paper that they don't plan on paying her because thats not what they have according to "their records".
I think its adorable that they pretended like they keep records of who they owe. Come on guys, lets not be too silly :)
Also adorable, after 24 hours of radio silence post original article, I got an email stating that a check was on the way. I knew it would either 1. never come 2. be for the wrong amount or 3. Be for the full amount but be attached to the dead body of a loved one.
Turns out it was Option 2. I was given a check for $150, which is $100 short. Apparently there is this real cool thing I've been doing where I made a payment plan for City Paper. I mean, I didn't know I was doing it until the day the check arrived, but its still cool of me.
I'm still fascinated by this whole fiasco. I run my own business, this $100 dollars owed will not break me. But this isn't about and never was about $100. Its about tens of thousands that the City Paper allegedly owes to countless creatives who they have welcomed in when it came time to get free work from, then acted confused towards when the bill was due.
City Paper is basically like the shitty couch boyfriend who is gonna hit you back as soon as their band takes off (just ignore the fact that they spent all their cash buying shots for other girls last night after playing to an empty bar). Yes, its gonna work out, no, we're meant for each other. He said so one time in his sleep.
If you are reading up until now, I would like to enlist your feedback. I am going to get that $100 one way or another. I have already decided that I am willing to spend up to $1000 in legal fees to sue them in order to extract this $100. Its the principle of the matter.
Now, when I get that $100, what should I do with it? Please share this blog and give me a suggestion for what to do with the money, best suggestion wins. Dead Serious.