This story comes from a farmer who wanted to make sure that his only daughter didn’t feel muscled out by the boys of the family. Indeed, he left the very important, expensive equipment to the daughter, since he wanted to make sure she was part of the family business.
There have been plenty of female farmers, and here’s another one, even if she might not be the one working the land. Trust us, she’s going to learn a whole lot about what it’s like to be a farmer, whether she wants to or not. We guess she could just sell the equipment to the sons, though.
Make Sure It Gets Plenty of Exercise
We think that this lady might not understand how much a fish can do. Is avocado even something that a fish can or should eat? We've never even tried. After a little bit of research, it turns out that avocado contains a toxin called persin, which is deadly to cats, dogs, mice, horses, birds, and, yes, fish.
So this lady set up a very big trust for a fish that is not going to last very long. And why would she ask for a dog walker to take care of the fish? Shouldn't someone who has some sort of expertise in taking care of fish be a better suggestion?
The Line of Succession
Sad news for this person, who lost both father and grandmother and a father in only a month's time. The emotions were compounded by having to suddenly deal with the estates from not only the father but the grandmother as well. Due to a stipulation of the grandmother's will, the money moved right to the coffers of the grandchildren, bypassing the father of the storyteller entirely.
If the father also had a will, this must have been an incredibly trying time. Dealing with wills is never a fun event, and having to deal with two at the same time is doubly unfun.
The Famous Cat House
There are a lot more of these people out there than you might guess at first. People who leave every cent they have toward a cat or dog or some combination of the two. Or, in this case, fifteen cats. Which is, we're going to go on record here, too many cats.
Still, this cat lady to end all cat ladies wanted to make sure her furry friends had a happy life even after she was gone, so she set up this trust. Even after the money had mostly run out, the cats get to finish out their time at a cat sanctuary, where they can run and play as long as they like.
It's Like a Game Show
Finding out you've been bequeathed a massive safe from a long-lost family is usually a pretty good thing to discover. Most of the time. Unless, of course, the safe is full of coins. Just coins! That's all. In this case, it turns out there were enough coins to equal several hundred thousand dollars, but they had to count all of it.
We hope they could at least make a game of it. For every thousand they count, they get...more coins! Yay! It might have been a lot of work, but it's also a lot of money, and that's got to be nice.