He continued to call, since I guess his say then deny shtick had worked for him for many years. So I continued my NSA-type communication compilation, and always shared the calls/responses with my client.
He claimed his client had a mortgage commitment, and that “we can set the closing up.” When I responded in writing that my client was ready to go, he called back to say, “Well, we don’t have bank clearance yet, so closing will probably not be for another month.”
When the closing recently took place, the attorney made some innocuous statement about a movie he’d enjoyed and would recommend. My client turned to me and said in a stage whisper, “This guy is such a liar that I bet the movie really sucked.”