Friday, December 11, 2015

In which Ted informs Primo that he will be submitting an expense report for his travel expenses to the funeral

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.

12 comments:

  1. Just pay him $10/hour for the cleaning, and been done with it.

    Or all expenses over $50 must be preapproved in writing by the trustee (after being submitted, in triplicate, via carrier pigeon).

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    1. Oh Ted is worth way more than ten dollars an hour!

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  2. I called this. But my question is - Did Ted ever come visit Sly before he died? And did he submit a bill? What a tool. I do find people and their actions fascinating. Not necessarily understandable just fascinating.

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    1. Liz, he visited Sly once in early June to allegedly relieve Primo, but called or texted with issues at least five times a day, so Primo got no rest. (He called to tell Primo that Sly did not like the food. AND? What was Primo supposed to do about it?)

      Then he came to Doris' funeral in mid June, which also involved spending time with Sly. And looking for the bracelet.

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  3. Unbelievable! I vote Ted as Greediest Man Alive.

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  4. A death in the family often brings out the very worst in people. Ted is an excellent example of this. Primo probably needs to invest in a big stamp that says "DENIED". he's gonna need it.

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  5. I agree with Webb. If it's not in the will, the executor shouldn't pay it. Primo could get sued otherwise, although the one most likely to sue a family member is Ted, I suppose. Anyway, Ted can pay for it out of the money he's already getting from the estate!

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  6. "Ted, are you claiming that you wouldn't have come for your father's funeral if there wasn't work to be done?"

    What a piece of work.

    - AC

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  7. Once again, I have to say I love Ted; his antics provide much entertainment for us readers. Maybe not so much for you and Primo as you have to deal with him in real life.

    Ted reminds me of some of my students who, at this time of the semester, are asking for extra credit in order to work their way up to a grade that they don't deserve. My policy is always to say no, because if I give in to one request I have to give in to all others and each request becomes more outrageous than the previous one. I can foresee this happening with your wonderful Ted.

    Oh Goldie, you couldn't make up stuff this good, could you?

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    1. Debra, I wish I had an imagination this good.

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  8. Wait. I just realized. He can't even count those two hours as work.

    HE WAS BROWSING. That any cleaning happened was incidental to his main purpose of surveying and staking claim to "his share of stuff". That he expects the estate to pay his shipping costs for.

    - AC

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  9. I guess Ted couldn't wear the clothes that he wore to Doris' "gig"- what? - less than two months before?
    As someone else has commented earlier, "No." is a complete sentence! No justification is necessary.

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