Infidelity is particularly common for couples who spend long periods apart. One man ensured he got the last laugh – at his ex’s wedding, of all places.
Dino began to suspect his wife was cheating while he was working on an oil rig far from home – so he forced her to expose her true rotten nature to those closest to her.
As fellow oil riggers described him, Dino “was a really nice, quiet guy, and unlike some of the hard-partying guys on the crew, he didn’t blow his money as fast as it came.” Dino was smart, making good money and saving it, too. He didn’t show off his success like a spendthrift and invested instead in a condominium he paid for in full. The only thing missing was a woman to enjoy his success with. Unfortunately, the woman he picked ended up being a backstabber.
Dino’s friends referred to this woman by some names we don’t want to repeat, but elsewhere she was called Andrea, so we’ll stick to that. According to Dino’s friends, she was an extremely beautiful woman, apparently to compensate for her awful personality. “Centerfold hot” was how they described her, while Dino was “a bit ordinary-looking, and kind of shy.” Maybe physically she was out of his league, but personality-wise it was he who was the steel in the relationship.
Most of Dino’s friends were proud of him for landing such a hot woman, but one of them was slightly more suspicious. According to him, she “raised the hair on the back of my neck.” Once he got to know her a bit better, he said he discovered she was “one of the most self-centered, attention gathering people I had ever met.” Hindsight is 20/20, and he didn’t have the ability to foresee what would happen, yet the warning signs were most certainly there…
While working off shore, Dino trusted Angela to “hold the fort” while he was gone. According to his friend, things seemed a bit off when Dino looked into his bank account. He had left Andrea a card so she would be able to take care of herself while he was out of town, and something odd showed up in his bank statements. “He was seeing stuff on his bank statements,” Dino’s buddy recalled, “like a $300 grocery purchase, and then another $200 grocery purchase a couple of days later. Either she was eating $500 worth of groceries a week or she was pumping cash-backs from the grocery store into her purse.”
It was becoming increasingly clear to Dino that his wife was a gold digger.
The bizarreness of Andrea’s behavior made Dino start to suspect that she might not be remaining faithful. After all, she had ample opportunity to maintain an affair when he was away, not to mention having access to his money. So Andrea was very possibly betraying him twice over. Dino was smart, though, and made a plan. “He arranged for his relief to come out a few days early and flew back home,” his friend said. Dino’s strong suspicions would be confirmed, but things only went downhill from there.
As it turned out, Dino’s instincts were right on the money. He had a pretty decent idea of what would be waiting for him at home, so he asked the condominium association’s security guard to come up with him to be a witness. Andrea didn’t expect him home for a couple more days, so when Dino entered with his witness out of the blue it caught her completely by surprise.
She was caught red handed with her Lover.
His Pride and Joy
Besides the condo he owns, Dino’s pride and joy is his white Chevy Monte Carlo. After the divorce, he returned home from another stint at the oil rig. Instead of finding his car in tip-top condition, it had been damaged: “Four flat tires, a smashed windshield, and a can of red paint had been poured over it.” Security in his garage wasn’t too tight, so “there was no proof, but it didn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.” Mess with a man’s car and you’d best beware.
Andrea had just done something that Dino would never be able to forgive. Another, more brash man would hit her back where it hurts immediately, and Dino had ample opportunity, but he was patient.
Two Years Later
About a month before the wedding, Dino sends an anonymous letter in the mail. In the envelope was a picture of a Monte Carlo, a wedding dress, and a ketchup packet. There’s a single sheet of paper, with three words: “Red on White.” If you thought Dino would just turn the other cheek, you were sorely mistaken. He hadn’t forgotten what she had done to his car, and neither had she. He was going to get his revenge, and with this cryptic message, she knew it.
The note was enough to make Andrea worry about her pure white wedding dress. A friend of his had given Dino a little piece of information that she had heard from her sister: the name of the store where Andrea was getting her dress. Dino went to the store “and asked the guy if he wants to make an easy hundred bucks. All he had to do is call Andrea, and tell her that they need her to come to the shop and choose the red lace trim for her gown.
Andrea showed up 20 minutes later, freaking out, and demanding to know what this was about,” Dino’s friend continued. “The guy said he got a call from her fiancé and ordered the red lace for the dress. Andrea knew that it wasn’t the fiancé,” and she had a pretty good idea of who was behind this sabotage. She was freaking out with good reason; his staining her white dress red wasn’t a matter of “if” to her, but rather a matter of “when.” She was spooked.
This wasn’t where it would end, though. “Dino had about 30 different red lipsticks sent to her house from a variety of Amazon sellers, all paid from prepaid credit cards.” She wasn’t able to trace them back to him, but she knew. As if this psychological torment wasn’t enough, Dino then had a red sharpie placed under her windshield wipers for her to find one fine morning. By the time of the wedding day, she was a complete wreck, expecting to be sprayed by red paint at every turn.
She needed to do something. She had her father call Dino at work to talk him into backing off, but when Dino explained what she had done to him and to his car, the father became really ticked off at Andrea. Indeed, there seems to be some sort of “man code” that says you don’t mess with another man’s automobile. You just don’t do it, and it cost Andrea the support of her father ahead of the wedding day.
Dino had never planned to do anything to her at her wedding. Indeed, he had to make sure the guests could witness everything. He turned her into a Bridezilla, and Nancy, who was invited, kept him updated with a running commentary as the night progressed. It was legendary.” Before all of those closest to her, she exposed herself to be an erratic and paranoid person that was demanding everyone bend over backward every time there was the slight possibility her dress would get stained red. In the end, the only thing stained was her reputation.
If she had just kept her mouth shut and not gotten her father involved, he never would have learned what she had done to Dino. Before long, everyone learned firsthand just how self-centered and selfish she was after she behaved like a monster at her wedding. Dino didn’t need to do much, just make some arrangements for her to be freaked out that something bad was going to happen. As for the rest, he could just let her do it to herself.