In general, people are pretty horrible. But don’t fret for there are good people left in this world amongst the scum. And you know what they say, ‘only good can overcome evil’, even when evil is your boss or mother-in-law. Good luck!
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“My sister borrowed a large sum of money from our retired mother, with a promised payback plan. She never made a single payment. My mother is now down to her last dollar so we tried to get our sister to pay her at least some of the money she owes. A few months later a check showed up at our mom’s made out to her for $0.00 and a comment on the bottom that said, ‘Get a job.’
My mother will not take legal action against her own daughter. As for me, I’ve cut all ties to my sister. My son is her only nephew and I’ve vowed that she will never meet him. I have an amazing family of in-laws that are wonderful so my son has fantastic aunts, uncles and cousins without my sister being in his life. Plus, as she gets older my sister becomes more racist and my son, being adopted from a foreign country isn’t ‘American’ (white) enough to please her anyway.
It’s not totally uncommon for family to screw each other over money. As you and your parents get older make sure you talk about their finances and how prepared they are for retirement etc. As well as what their wishes are. Don’t leave these things to the last minute or you may end up surprised and confronted with new found knowledge of dishonest siblings when it’s almost too late to deal with it.”
“The biggest jerk move I have ever witnessed was at my friend’s birthday party (around 10 years old). His grandmother sent 10 $1 scratchies in the mail. The jerk move being that she checked all the scratchies before sending them in case one had a big payout.
I got to see his face drop as he opened the envelope to find 10 pre-scratched, worthless scratchies.”
“This happened to a coworker of mine. My coworker had a son die very young, around 14. He got his son (from a previous marriage) cremated and had him in a vase in his house with pictures etc. One day while he was breaking up with his wife (now ex) he came home from work and the ashes were gone. He still has no idea where they are 5 years later. He assumes she threw them out.”
“My ex opted to separate a couple of weeks before Christmas, I almost didn’t notice because I was working over 16 hour days with the ‘Year 2000 Problem’ preparation.
So on the morning of the 25th, she showed up with her entire family with pickups and trucks to take out all of ‘her’ things from the house, which was literally everything.
The kicker is after I was visibly cleaned out, she went to the closet to pull out the presents that I bought for the kids and stated, ‘they can open them at my new place – they have no beds to sleep in here. You want them to have their gifts right?’
I consider all of that time to be jerk moves.”
“My dad once made a rocking horse for my niece. He carved it out of several pieces of wood, hand braided the tail and mane out of rope that he painstakingly unwound, and hand painted.
It was a beautiful toy that would have lasted for generations.
One day her father was too lazy to go out and chop wood, so he smashed it up and threw it into the fire.”
“A lady in my buddy’s family will routinely host parties and such just so that there is a large number of purses available to pick from.
And a bar nearby told a packed house that anyone who could drink the bar towel shot (a glass filled with the squeezed nastiness of the bar towel) and keep it down could drink for free for a week.
Some dude actually did it and we all excitedly cheered for his disgustingly iron stomach and it was rad. That is, up until the bartender told him that it wasn’t actually approved by management and that he would have to do it again when the manager was around.
Thankfully, the bartender was fired for this and the poor dude who drank it actually got a hundred dollars of drinks on the house for whenever he wanted.”
“My girlfriend and her two kids were living with my girlfriend’s mother. This woman is always emotionally abusive to my girlfriend, telling her she is a terrible parent and all she does is go to bars and drinks (she never does).
Well, one day about a year ago, my girlfriend’s mother decides she doesn’t like her daughter and grandkids hanging out with me, so she throws all of their stuff into plastic bags and kicks my girlfriend and her 7 & 8 year old out.
My girlfriend and I had already been talking about them moving in with me when summer hit, but her mom hates me so much that she takes it out on her daughter and grandkids.
Fast forward to last week. I propose, the girls and woman I love accept. When she tells her mom, the wild women sends her an email about how she is the worst parent in the world, and how she doesn’t want to ever see my fiancee again, and how she is looking forward to seeing the girls when they are 18, unless child protective services takes them first.”
“I saw a little girl order something off a menu at a restaurant in Florida. When she was done ordering, her mom said ‘you really messed up again. I trusted you this time. You wanna get that tummy tuck surgery when you’re 20? What’s the matter with you!? Waiter!… Give us a few more minutes. My daughter was confused.’
The little girl was not overweight and had to be around 10-years-old. She started crying hysterically and the mother kept yelling at her to stop embarrassing her by making a scene.
I’m a dude and was about 22 at the time, and actually considered the consequences of hurting that woman.”
“My coworker and her husband are a pretty healthy bunch, they aren’t really into fast food and such.
A number of years ago when one of their sons was quite young, the husbands mother came down for a visit, and made promises to their son that she would take him to McDonalds since his folks never do.
She kept pumping the kid up telling him how much fun they were going to have at McDs and he was super excited.
Then one day during the visit, the grandmother comes home and calls to the young child, and says ‘Guess where I just was? I went to McDonalds and it was fantastic’ she proceeded to tell the little guy about the food she had and how great it tasted. He sat there heartbroken listening to her.
After he asked his mother why nanny had went without him and why she made these great promises and didn’t followed through. The little guy was really disappointed and his mom had no real answer for him.
I have heard more of these stories involving this woman and returned Christmas gifts and this woman fighting and stealing the clothes from a unfortunate soul who had gotten them from a donation centre. She’s different.”
“My good buddy’s wife is famous for her lack of tact and general bad attitude. Their little girl is about 2 years older than mine. Her birthday was coming up, and my daughter (7 at the time) wanted to pick out the birthday gift. She plays with my friend’s daughter and has a good idea of what she likes. She made a long list and carefully selected what she thought was perfect.
Fast forward to the day of the party and Buddy’s daughter opens up my daughter’s gift, her eyes light up, and she squeals, ‘Thank you!’
Buddy’s wife: ‘Oh, honey – granny got you one of those already. Go ahead and put that one in the Goodwill (charity donation) box.’
My daughter was crushed. It took all my strength not to say something to buddy’s wife.
Six months later, we drew names for Christmas gifts for the kids. Buddy drew my daughter and his wife forgot to buy a gift for her and didn’t realize it until we were passing out gifts. I don’t speak with them anymore.”
“I caught my ex-wife cheating on me two days before Christmas and I left her at my house and took my three kids with me. Christmas day came and I had very little to give them but we had a nice morning opening the one gift apiece I had to give them.
My ex picked them up at noon and they opened all the gifts I had gotten them that I had left at my house. When they came back that night all they could talk about was all the stuff their mother got them for Christmas.”
“When my best friend got married, the bride’s side of the family said they would pay for the wedding if it was within reason. So they kept everything within reason. Instead of paying for the wedding the bride’s family spent the money on a vacation and didn’t tell the couple. So they had to postpone their wedding because nothing was paid for.
So my friend and his wife payed for the wedding themselves. When the big day finally came around the bride’s family gave $150 and an ‘I.O.U’ in a card claiming that they owed the couple a better gift. The family has a boat, a Jaguar, and took another vacation that year.”
“I was laid off by my company 3 or 4 years ago. It was an awesome job doing information technology in a giant industrial complex. There was no management around to stifle fun. As long as we got our days work done we could do whatever we wanted, we even got paid to have Nerf gun wars and watch movies on occasion. The economy went to bunk and the contract we were on got terminated and just like that 70 people were laid off.
I get hired back 6 months later by the lady that laid me off for less money and double the work. But I didn’t care cause I was so happy to have a job again. Six months later I found out that I make less then everyone in the building and it was huge joke and everyone was in on it. I literally make less then the lady at the reception desk. So I ask this lady who laid me off and rehired me for more money and she laughed at me and told me that she was going to have to lay me off again.
Then said she was joking and gave me even more work with no extra pay on a third contract.
So I’ve taken this treatment now for 3 years and now I’m starting to gain interest in working on my resume. I can’t wait for the exit interview with her. I’ve been writing it now for 3 years and it is branded on my brain with hate.”
Points are edited for clarity.