We’re having a hard time wrapping our heads around how much work this must have been for both of these army vets. Instead of showing your family how to be neighbors and friends with someone you’ve gone through hell with, they pretended to hate each other whenever someone was within earshot.
The dedication. The nerve. And the REVEAL! How shocked both families must have been to find out that the men actually were quite fond of each other. How much we’d give to be a fly on the wall during those discussions. We’d remember the reactions for the rest of our lives. So would they, if we’re being honest.
Everyone Cover Your Food
A whole lot of these stories have to do with the possessions that a person has accumulated over their life or their money. Few of them have to do with how to dispose of the remains, but here's an example. Spreading the ashes in a certain place is actually quite a common, reasonable ask as long as it isn't something like “on the moon.”
Then again, sitting down to a relaxing meal at the beach and seeing someone spread the cremated remains of a past guest is going to put you off your meal in a big way. We don't know how this was dealt with, but hopefully, they waited until the restaurant was closed.
Time to Turn up the Heat
This pre-mortem will-reading turned into the roasting hour at the comedy club, and the grandmother was so proud of what she had come up with that she couldn't even wait until she had passed on for everyone to hear it. Was this a sneaky tactic to push her children to be better and make up for past mistakes? Or was it a heavy-handed crack at them after a lifetime of suffering through their nonsense?
We may never know. As the storyteller relates, all of the reasoning was quite fair – or at least perfectly legal for the will to include. Responsibility goes a long way, everybody.
Don't Be Mad at Me!
Remember, kids: being nice to your parents might just be worth it. Be a jerk, on the other hand, and you'll get one dollar with a letter stating the reasons why. This has the potential to sour quite a lot of relationships for the person who got everything else, but it's not like it's that person's fault.
He or she was a good son or daughter and reaped the benefits. Of course, odds are “everything” here is a tidy sum. A little windfall, but it's not like the person will be able to buy a mansion. Hopefully enough to buy some extra home security if anything. This person might need it.
A Family Tradition
A lot of these will stories have grumpy family members fighting over something, estranged children getting a solitary dollar, and more things of the like. Problems, issues, arguments. Not this one. No, this one is heartwarming and fun – a pair of socks passed down from one family member to the next to continue a Christmas tradition.
The person relating the story is next in line for the storied socks, but what happens if they start to come apart? Is there a stipulation in the will for replacing them if they become unusable as socks? We all know it happens. Odds are you have a couple in your sock drawer that are growing holes in the toes or heels.