Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya

Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya
Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson, Found Animals Foundation, Forbes billionaire, 20 Million Minds, Alya

Monday, September 2, 2013

Gary Michelson's personality "quirks"

If you just met Gary Michelson you might say he's eccentric. If you've known him for any real length of time calling him eccentric would not be accurate. He has some major personality and psychological issues.

It's true that he drives an old dark blue PT Cruiser, hasn't bought suits in over a decade and most rooms in his home have no furniture. I can't knock him on that as I also own an old PT Cruiser, haven't bought formal wear in a decade and I didn't have furniture in the extra rooms in my house when I owned a larger home. Those are just little eccentric things, not signs of psychological issues.

I will share a few personal encounters with Gary and you can form your own opinion. Genesis Awards March 2006 I was supposed to sit at Gary's table with Kathleen Riordan. There wasn't a seat for my boyfriend so I decided to go buy two seats at another table.

I'm walking to go get a drink by myself when I see Gary. Generally I'd show up at his house wearing jeans and a shirt because work was casual. I'm in an evening gown with makeup, jewelry, hair all done up. I walk up to Gary and say "Hi, Gary. So glad you could make it." He looks at my chest as if he's in shock with a weird expression on his face and says nothing. I quickly look down to make sure I'm not having a wardrobe malfunction. I'm fine. I say "so, you're sitting at Kathleen's table? I'll go say hello to Dave." He says nothing while continuing to stare. My dress was a little low cut but it wasn't too revealing. It's a long formal length black dress. I say "well, I guess I'll just see you over there." He has just been staring at my chest for 30 seconds saying nothing. I just walk away. Awkward.

I'd been spending a lot of time working on the dept website being paid by Gary. My boyfriend at the time was starting to think something may be up for me to be spending all that time. Plus my boyfriend was insecure and jealous because he was poor, not very successful, shorter than Gary and didn't have as much hair. It really bothered him for some reason that Gary has so much hair. I wanted to introduce my boyfriend to Gary to ease these fears. I see Dave and say "are you guys at table 112?" Dave said yes. I said I was coming over to introduce my boyfriend to Gary. Dave said great.

Gary is sitting at the table without a date. I first say hello to Kathleen and chat. Then I introduce my boyfriend to Gary. I say "Gary, I'd like you to meet my boyfriend, John Doe." Gary looks at me in a strange way as if he really dislikes me then he looks away. Then he waves my boyfriend away from him like he's shooing a cat out the door. I look at Dave who hunches his shoulders. My boyfriend and I leave. Now I'm really glad I changed tables. I now get the third degree from my boyfriend who thinks I must be fooling around with Gary for him to shoo him away. Nothing like that ever took place ever. After dinner my boyfriend and I left and went back home. He lived with me at the time. I later asked Dave why Gary behaved that way. He said he didn't know. That's just Gary. This is just one example of how strange Gary can be.

My only explanation is that I was only given one ticket because they wanted me to come alone. I told Kathleen I had to bring my boyfriend. I wasn't even sure if Gary had accepted the ticket from Kathleen. Maybe Gary didn't have a date and they only gave me one ticket because I was supposed to be his date? I know I mentioned that I had a boyfriend a few times. I obviously can't go to a dinner event without him and with someone else. I truly doubt I was being set up as his date though he was single at the time and they only gave me one ticket. If that were the case, Dave or someone should have informed me of the situation. I would have declined and stayed home. It still does not excuse him shooing my boyfriend away like that. That was rude.

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