Frank Diamond came into my office, one day. He had hired me to find out of his wife was cheating on him, and I was giving him the results.
"Hi, Mr. Diamond."
"Hi, Barefoot Jenny. You've got some results."
"Yes. Sit down."
He sat, and I gave him a manilla folder. He looked through it—and was not happy with what he saw.
"That's just not right!"
"Yes, it is. I was on the case for a full month, like you instructed me, and I found out nothing. Your wife is not cheating on you."
He shook his head. "Well, I know she is! I'll hire another private eye to find that out. And I refuse to pay you; you didn't produce any results!"
He got up and started to leave.
However, I had a little surprise for him: There's a switch on my desk I can use to lock the front door; I tapped it, locking him in!
He looked at me in shock. I got up and faced him. Then I karate-kicked him in a vulnerable part of his body. My feet can be lethal-even bare!
He fell to the floor. I walked over and kicked his side.
"You've got very definite trust issues!" I said. "You're absolutely convinced that your wife is cheating, and nothing will convince you otherwise! If I were you, I'd be very happy that she's not cheating on me!"
He had no comment on this.
He slowly and painfully got up.
"You owe me $4000, and I expect it to be paid! If not, I can, and will, make your life very difficult! Perhaps Janet (his wife) would like to know you hired a private eye to check up on her?"
This scared him. "I'll pay."
"Good. I'd like a down payment."
"I only have about $50."
"Give me your credit card."
He wavered, but I walked slowly towards him. So he took it out and gave it to me.
"I'll be nice and charge you $200."
I went to my computer and put the charge through. Then I gave him back his card, along with the invoice.
"I expect another payment next month!"
"And some therapy would do a lot of good for you!"
"Can I go now?"
I tapped the switch again, unlocking the door. He left.
I did get some more money from him., But a few months later, he went to jail—for assaulting his wife!