I am not making this up.
We have a hearing coming up regarding a variance request for a multi-million $ trophy home that clearly does not warrant approval. We told the applicant verbally the staff recommendation would be for denial. Today the applicant submitted a letter from his wife's psychiatrist supporting his claim that a denial of the variance would cause his wife to fall into a deep state of depression and, possibly, a suicidal state.
They are now threatening a personal injury suit against the town for "mental anguish" and "pain and suffering" if the variance is denied.
God how I love this job...