As we still remember the mass fear that the world was coming to an end on December 21, 2012, numerous lawsuits are now emerging. For example, Chester Buttersworth of Brooklyn, New York, has been contacting his lawyer about how he wants to sue the country of Guatemala because their ancestors were incorrect about the end of the world happening. During an exclusive interview, Mr. Buttersworth had this to say, “I refuse to make payments on my American Express card for purchases that I made. I maxed out my credit line under the notion that the end of the world was soon upon us. Why should I be held accountable for these transactions?”
The 34 year old New Yorker has purchased thousands of dollars worth of video game equipment, three iPads, frozen seafood, and an engagement ring. After seeing his receipts, we questioned him about the jewelry purchase. His reply, “I proposed to my at-the-time girlfriend because I expected I would not have to go through with it. Hell, I proposed to her on December 20th because I figured that within the next 24 hours, all would be over. I had to break up that relationship on December 25th when I obviously couldn’t have gone through with the lies. On Christmas, when we exchanged gifts, I had to give her some regifted items I had received from the years before. I didn’t do any holiday shopping because I wasn’t expecting there to be any more days to come after the 21st.” He further commented, “I couldn’t even give gift cards as all my credit lines were maxed out already.” Buttersworth is also seeking additional compensation for emotional distress.
His lawyers have put together a compelling case. On October 30, 2012, Buttersworth contacted his credit card company about delaying his payments due to Hurricane Sandy. The customer service representative, Len Fields, even joked with Buttersworth that it was a sign of the end of the world was soon to come. Buttersworth responded back with his intentions of maxing out his credit cards since the end was coming. Fields stated, “It’s your card, Mr. Buttersworth. You can do whatever you want with it.”
This is just one of the many claims that the courts will have to be hear as a result of the end of the world not happening. Other cases are emerging daily and are overwhelming the courts.