Nothing would make me happier than to never mention his name again.
But he leaves me no choice.
Thomas Murray has resurfaced. A few days ago, I received this comment on the post “thomas murray, epilogue“:
Well, it was June 21st that I met “T.J.” Pennsylvania. He was very friendly and then overly friendly. Something uncomfortable about him so I googled him and found your very valuable information. He said he works for PPL in Allentown. Be careful and keep this info coming to protect our sisters out there.
Then, this morning, this appeared, from a different reader:
I thought you would like to know that he has surfaced in Pennsylvania outside of Allentown. He joined my singles social group (I am the leader) and immediately tried to charm some of the female members. We had a “funny” feeling about him, did some research and found your blog. I kicked [him] out of the group and warned the other groups he is a member of. Thanks for sharing this!
As the title of my epilogue post suggests, I had hoped that would be my last installment in the pathetic tale that is Thomas J. Murray. But apparently, it is not to be….
It would seem that Tommy has been a very busy boy. A few months ago, I received several emails from a couple of different women in the Virgin Islands. The first was a woman who was involved with him and sickened by reading the blogs about his escapades. I heard from her only once and have no idea if she continued the relationship. The second woman had a friend who was involved with him and she (the writer) was suspicious and nervous about him, and somewhat frightened for her friend. Sadly, the blogs that Jenni and I have written confirmed her suspicions, and her friend broke off the relationship, heartbroken. The women appear to be separate incidences of Tommy mayhem (based on details provided in their emails). Both asked that I not write about them at that time or in any detail. So I didn’t.
But I wondered….
And now this.
So Tommy has relocated to Pennsylvania (What?! No chateau in the French countryside as he promised me???). I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania, as my family roots are there and I attended college there, but, let’s be honest, isn’t Allentown a little bourgeois for an international financier and renowned playboy? I can only wonder what his new persona is. Who is this “TJ” person? What story is he selling the probably lovely and smart women he is romancing? How long before he snaps?
He is apparently employed at PPL Corporation in Allentown, PA. Hmmm… but what about his glamorous job ferrying around multi-millionaires vacationing at his “complex” in the Virgin Islands? PPL is a respectable and reputable company — how in the world will he fuel his rum habit there? Something tells me the salt of the earth folks in Allentown won’t be as impressed with his “I run with the bulls at Pamplona” schtick as the silicon bimbos vacationing in the Virgin Islands.
Oh Thomas, I can only hope that you will hit rock bottom soon. That your wife discovered not only your transgressions but your true nature and booted you out of paradise. That you will someday realize that you are not the smartest person in the room and women are not on this earth for your use and disposal. That you will somehow become a good person, doing good deeds, and contributing in a productive manner to society. And I hope that these things happen before you snap and become the monster of which I fear you are capable.
I have no idea why, after only two short weeks of correspondence, I was lucky enough to have discovered you and cut you out of my life. But I have thanked my angels many, many times, and prayed for the women less fortunate than myself who risked their hearts (and in some cases, their bodies) on loving you. The only thing I can figure is that you came into my life just enough for me to become invested in the outcome of this story. Because I am invested now. I will keep writing, as long as you keep behaving this way. Call it Catholic guilt. Call it the public servant in me. Call it my sense of solidarity with other women. Call it whatever you want. You’re there and I’m here and I’ll keep writing.
Time to take a hard look in the mirror, my dear Thomas, and get some real help. Put down the false personas and overblown stories. Learn to be honest and authentic and real.
I would like nothing more than to never write another Thomas Murray blog post.
So stop giving me reasons.
P.S. — If you arrived here looking for more information on Thomas, “TJ”, or Tommy Murray, please use the search function on my site and search Thomas Murray. Good luck to you.
14 responses to “welcome back, thomas murray… or shall I call you “TJ” now?”
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Good lord, somehow, in my absence from blogging, I missed your original posts on this. Hope and I both exchanged similar emails with him, what a weird, predatory, complicated existence he must have…yikes! Thankfully, neither she nor I were comfortable with the intensity of relationship that seemed to come so quickly. How on earth does he keep it up? I don’t even have the energy to date, yet, let alone balance all of this!!!! GREAT post PG,
Oh, Cate — thank goodness he didn’t sink his claws into you or Hope! Ick, ick, ick!!!
For goodness sakes… He’s not going to change precious. I’ve never seen his type change.
I’m afraid you’re right, MC. 😦 So sad and really a ridiculous cartoon of a man…
I’d truly prefer not to be, ya know… for everyone’s sake.
Sadly this does not surprise me. It does sadden me though, to think of all the women he will come in contact with and potentially harm with his insidious bullshit. Thanks for your vigilance.
Oh, PDX. I’d rather not be vigilant. I feel a little weird about this, to be honest. I hate that someone who just stumbles across this might take me for an obsessive bitch who won’t let it go. I actually don’t think about him until something lands on my blog or in my inbox, but when that happens, I’ll admit that it makes my blood boil all over again….
Holy Hell will this never end??? slimewad that he is…
Hear, hear, ET. I wish he’d just crawl back into his hole and let us clean up the slime trail….
Wow, just wow. So scary that he hasn’t given up!
Yes, it is, isn’t it? Scary. And pathetic.
Kinda hard to be a pirate when you are land locked, although I believe they are calling them drunken sods these days. Maybe that’s too wordy. Maybe we should just stick to drunk.
Seriously, it’s hard to see someone so self-loathing and self destructive. What a pitiful waste.