Monday, July 11, 2016

In which Ted answers email promptly that he is "stunned" that Primo does not want to be the backup trustee for TedsSon's other trust

And informs Primo that, "Family is everything."

Then he tells Primo that "the offer is withdrawn."

You know - "offer" as in "I will do a favor for you" as opposed to "request for you to do a favor for me."

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  1. You need ad revenue on this page to help fund the migraine and anxiety medication that must come along with dealing with Ted. Can Primo bill the trust? ;)

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    1. Primo has enormous latitude in disbursing funds. I think charging the trust for prescription painkillers needed because of Ted is an excellent idea.

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  2. Catherine from CanadaTuesday, July 12, 2016

    Substitute "honour" for "offer" and you probably come closer to what Ted meant.

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    1. Because who wouldn't want to have an obnoxious, overbearing jerk even more involved in his life?

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  3. In the last posting Primo talked about being punished if he says no. This was the best "punishment" he could hope for.

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    1. Yep. Ted is great at being nasty, but he was not raised by the passive-aggressive suicide-threatening parents who reared Primo. Primo is immune.

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  4. I'm having in-law/estate/trust PTSD flashbacks, and yet I can't stop reading. The hell my brother-in-law put us through literally brought on my husband's heart attck, and now they want to act like nothing ever happened.

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    1. That sounds like an absolute nightmare. Do you guys still have to be around him? I hope not.

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  5. MIL flashback: we moved in with MIL so that she chould "stay in the house" for her last years. After 9 months she wrote us a letter (not actually mailed, just stuck under the bedroom door) asking ME to leave. Fortunately, husband decided to go with me and told her we needed 30 days to find a place. Two weeks later she wrote another letter and "rescinded [her] request that we leave". [Seriously. i saved the letter.] I think Ted just rescinded his request, too. Hope you don't worry about it TOO much. as in, go out to dinner and celebrate!

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    1. Oh, webb, I forgot, my grandmother did that to my father! She was 90 and begged my parents to move in with her, and they did, but she did that exact thing, but only after a lot of telling the neighbors and her church friends that she didn't like my dad. So they moved out, and the week after they moved into a nearby apartment, she had a house fire (because she had a turpentine-soaked rag in a plastic trash can on top of old bird seed, in a house which hit 90 degrees - spontaneous combustion), which she blamed loudly on my father's smoking (no, according to the FIRE MARSHALL) and she had to move into their apartment for the summer. As soon as the house was rebuilt, they hightailed it to the mountains three hours away and stayed there.

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    2. webb, did she really think that your husband would stay while you left? Honestly!

      Yes, we need to celebrate! I will really celebrate the day Ted is out of our lives for good - the day that Primo turns the trust (which has yet to be established) over to a lawyer, who can charge Ted for being obnoxious.

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    3. Anon, please forgive me for laughing, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read "spontaneous combustion" was the question, "Was a drummer from Spinal Tap involved?"

      Your grandmother sounds like a winner. :(

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  6. Willy Wonka "Stop. Don't. Come back."

    If I'm reading Ted right, he's hoping Primo will respond by apologizing for hurting his feelings and will offer to give Ted whatever he wants to make up for the 'insult'.

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    1. Meri Aust, I had not even thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. Totally manipulative.

      I will cheat and tell you that it didn't work. :)

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  7. OMG this is SO like dealing with my brother!!

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