Primo: Ted called last night to talk about politics. And then he emailed me today to give me his expenses.
Me: What expenses?
Primo: His travel expenses that he wants the trust to reimburse.
Me: For what travel?
Primo: To the funeral. He also wants the trust to reimburse [his son's] travel expenses.
Me: Wait! What? He wants the trust to pay his expenses to attend his own father's funeral?
Primo: He says he helped get the estate in order.
Me: He spent two hours helping clean the house and then they wouldn't leave when you and I needed to shower.
Primo: He says that Ted'sWife's mom's estate pays her travel expenses right now because TW's mom is sick.
Me: But - that's not TW's mom's estate. That's just her money. She's not dead.
Primo: I know.
Me: It's not an estate paying if the person is still alive! And people don't usually ask for reimbursement to attend their own father's funeral. If the trust is paying for this stuff, I did a lot more work on your parents' house than he did. Give me some money.