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post #61 of 79

This thread is going off track. The topic under discussion is the so-called "runaway bride" and her actions, not whether TCS members lack or show compassion, or whether compassion is called for.
post #62 of 79
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Well, I believe in a direct approach, like it or not, that's me. Take it or leave it, it's no skin off my nose. Some of the folks here remind me of that overused scene in old horror flicks. The mob scene, where everyone has a lighted torch, chasing after the "monster." They can't wait to capture and disembowel him.
You have a very vivid imagination. Nobody here had suggested we should run aftter her with a tourch, capture and disembowel her. For someone supposedly non-judgmental, you sure aren't afraid to cast judgment on your fellow posters.
post #63 of 79
Could we please drop the mutual recriminations, and get back on topic? Otherwise, this thread is going to have to undergo some severe editing.
post #64 of 79
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post #65 of 79
To get back on topic then...

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/03/wil...und/index.html

The fiance still wants to marry her. The future in-laws will still take her. She doesn't think she did anything wrong. ::censor::censor::censor:: But she was "in her way" "somewhat remorseful" according to officials. Oh yeah, and she bought the bus ticket on the 19th, a full week before she left, and she cut her hair before getting in the cab to to bus station. (Timeline is at the bottom of this story: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/02/wil...und/index.html)
post #66 of 79
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Originally Posted by valanhb
To get back on topic then...

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/03/wil...und/index.html

The fiance still wants to marry her. The future in-laws will still take her. She doesn't think she did anything wrong. ::censor::censor::censor:: But she was "in her way" "somewhat remorseful" according to officials. Oh yeah, and she bought the bus ticket on the 19th, a full week before she left, and she cut her hair before getting in the cab to to bus station. (Timeline is at the bottom of this story: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/02/wil...und/index.html)

You know if she hadn't made up the abduction story I would actually probably admire this woman, I mean taking off on this 600 guest wedding! That's great! I have heard more stories where people realize they are making a mistake and yet still marry the person cause "The caterer was paid" etc, it's so sad! I met one woman who said that she knew "walking down the aisle" and yet coudln't stop it ala Hollywood and I say why not?
post #67 of 79
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Originally Posted by Marge
You know if she hadn't made up the abduction story I would actually probably admire this woman, I mean taking off on this 600 guest wedding! That's great! I have heard more stories where people realize they are making a mistake and yet still marry the person cause "The caterer was paid" etc, it's so sad! I met one woman who said that she knew "walking down the aisle" and yet coudln't stop it ala Hollywood and I say why not?
I totally agree with you Carol. (Surprise! LOL) Walking away from a wedding may be embarassing, but it's better than being stuck in a bad marriage. But it's the planning it for a week and not telling anyone, disguising herself before she left so she would be harder to find, lying directly to the police and fingering innocent people (thankfully she broke before an APB was sent out and people were arrested!).
post #68 of 79
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Originally Posted by Marge
You know if she hadn't made up the abduction story I would actually probably admire this woman, I mean taking off on this 600 guest wedding! That's great! I have heard more stories where people realize they are making a mistake and yet still marry the person cause "The caterer was paid" etc, it's so sad! I met one woman who said that she knew "walking down the aisle" and yet coudln't stop it ala Hollywood and I say why not?
She still wants to get married, though. According to both the bride and the groom, the wedding is not cancelled, just postponed. So, what was the reason she run off? Who knows.
post #69 of 79
If that guy marries her before like a YEAR has passed he's an idiot!
post #70 of 79
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7692019/

If Mason and family members are ready to forgive Wilbanks, authorities are still peeved. “We feel a tad betrayed and some are very hurt about it,†Mayor Shirley Lasseter said.

Mason said he has given Wilbanks her ring back — she had left it at the house they shared — and said they still planned to marry. She was wearing the engagement ring during questioning Monday, authorities said.


I read this today^, and it made me wonder. She's already living with him, but she doesn't want to marry him? If she's living with him, shouldn't she have a good idea about what kind of person he is?
post #71 of 79
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Originally Posted by elizwithcat
You have a very vivid imagination. Nobody here had suggested we should run aftter her with a tourch, capture and disembowel her. For someone supposedly non-judgmental, you sure aren't afraid to cast judgment on your fellow posters.
Thank you, as a writer I appreciate the review. My comment was meant to be over the top, a comparison to how the media is running wild with this story...just good old-fashioned hyperbole. I answered the passing judgment remark in a previous post.
post #72 of 79
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
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So, if you believe the statement above, why would you want to blame her? In my neck of the woods, no-one's at home means either mentally unstable or really stupid.
Seems like a lot of people here are drooling like Pavlov's dogs waiting for a good meal. Waiting for the next juicy bone, oops, I mean tidbit.

I do believe she is monetarily culpable, but again to make a statement like that based on her EYES!!!... come on, what a diagnosis.
Obviously you've never been able to spot a "blankness" in someones eyes. Nobody's home meant just that. Didn't care. Didn't think. Where was the conscience here?
If you're such an advocate of the "direct approach", what's up with the attitude? Seems to me you're waiting for a tidbit, yourself.
post #73 of 79
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Originally Posted by Marge
You know if she hadn't made up the abduction story I would actually probably admire this woman, I mean taking off on this 600 guest wedding! That's great! I have heard more stories where people realize they are making a mistake and yet still marry the person cause "The caterer was paid" etc, it's so sad! I met one woman who said that she knew "walking down the aisle" and yet coudln't stop it ala Hollywood and I say why not?
Admiration might be a strong word to use.

It take GUTS to call the whole thing off. It doesn't much take guts to run away and let your family worry sick about you (regardless of making up wild stories about being abducted). I'd admire her for calling it off if she just told everyone to jump in a lake because she didn't feel ready -- so that it never got into the media in the first place by her being reported a missing person.
post #74 of 79
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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
Obviously you've never been able to spot a "blankness" in someones eyes. Nobody's home meant just that. Didn't care. Didn't think. Where was the conscience here?
If you're such an advocate of the "direct approach", what's up with the attitude? Seems to me you're waiting for a tidbit, yourself.
Blankness can also mean stunned or dazed, or numbed from an experience. I've looked into many "blank eyes" coma patients mostly, and sure could not tell what they were thinking. I don't think it's a reliable. "Reading" someone's eyes, is just a step up from tea leaves. I don't watch TV, just read the paper (not a tabloid) and have, believe it or not a conservative talk radio station playing in the background as white noise (WABC) all the time as my news source, so I'm not panting for the next tidbit. A friend of mine who does watch TV saw I Larry King the other night; Dr. Phil was on the show. Dr. Phil, whom I don't believe is the next Sigmund Freud, but a seemingly good judge of character said and I paraphrase, "The husband-to-be just didn't act right." He thought there was a lot more to the story, than meets (no pun intended) the eye.
post #75 of 79
Found this on Ebay just now ... What won't people do to make a quick buck out of this.
post #76 of 79
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Originally Posted by sandra
Found this on Ebay just now ... What won't people do to make a quick buck out of this.
e-Bay has certainly brought out the scam artists!
post #77 of 79
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Blankness can also mean stunned or dazed, or numbed from an experience. I've looked into many "blank eyes" coma patients mostly, and sure could not tell what they were thinking. I don't think it's a reliable. "Reading" someone's eyes, is just a step up from tea leaves. I don't watch TV, just read the paper (not a tabloid) and have, believe it or not a conservative talk radio station playing in the background as white noise (WABC) all the time as my news source, so I'm not panting for the next tidbit. A friend of mine who does watch TV saw I Larry King the other night; Dr. Phil was on the show. Dr. Phil, whom I don't believe is the next Sigmund Freud, but a seemingly good judge of character said and I paraphrase, "The husband-to-be just didn't act right." He thought there was a lot more to the story, than meets (no pun intended) the eye.
I agree that there is much more to the story, but what is the difference between one person's sense of someone not acting right, & another's sense of something missing from someone's eyes? A PhD? I can't say I'm much of one to pant for tidbits, either. I watch some news, & the documentary stations. I don't read tabloids.
post #78 of 79
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I don't think she should face criminal charges. Yes, she lied to the Police, but I really think she got herself into a predicament and didn't know how to get herself out of it. I think she should get some psychiatric help, but I don't think she should go to jail for this. After all, she is an adult, and she can disappear if she wants to. It was wrong that she didn't tell her family, but I don't think she by law has to tell them.
Yes, she should face criminal charges and if I were the judge, I would make her pay the expense for wasting tax payers money like that or spend some time in jail. They even had a search helicopter out looking for her. She didn't just lie to the police, she made up a story that she was kidnapped. In other words, this is falsification and is a criminal offense. How hard is it to just say, I am not ready for this and call the wedding off? Yes, you are correct when you say a person has a right to just disappear if they want to. If that was the case, they would not have searched for her. But, when you make it look as if there was foul play involved, that is a total different story and is NOT just a case of disappearing because it is your right to do so. What she did was wrong and wasted a lot of people's time, manpower and money.
post #79 of 79
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Originally Posted by sandra
Found this on Ebay just now ... What won't people do to make a quick buck out of this.
LOL!
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