When K and I went to court for the second time, we agreed on preliminary custody & child support until we go to mediation in June (and court again in July). I didn't even consider the fact that K might actually pay me the ordered support; he's not typically good with that sort of thing.
We were discussing some weekend switch around stuff (via email) and I asked if he was going to pay support, and he said he'd already put it in the mail. Yesterday, which was probably a week after that discussion, he asked me hadn't I ever received that check?
Okay I'll cancel that one and send you another one. I must've forgotten to put your unit number on the envelope.
I never even considered that this could be the truth. I've heard the I sent you money just kidding! thing too many times to even give it pause. We're talking about the guy who right in front of me withdrew $340 and then handed me $300 because "this is my daily withdrawal max so I can't give you any more."
And then I got home, and I had a much abused and fondled envelope from K, with no apartment number on the address, which likely delayed its arrival. It had my check, for the proper amount.
I called him to let him know, but he had already canceled the check, and I have to wait for him to send another one.
He was telling the truth, and not acting like a douche nozzle. I just thought I would let you know.