Got a copy of my Gran's Will today. In it there's no "small cash
bequest" to anyone, let alone to me.
What the fuck?
Do I think my father has suddenly recovered from a lifetime of being tightfisted (cheap) and started handing out his own money to relatives? No, I do not. Do I think the "small cash bequest" he says Gran left to me and my cousins is his way of giving me money? No, I do not.
Not in the light of his various tantrums and sulks and ego-mania in the past and the recent thing where he claimed to have "power over you all". I think it's just another promise he doesn't intend to keep, just another petty power play in a life full of petty power plays.
The games my father plays are set up so no-one can win. The only way to avoid losing a game you can't win is to not play the game.
It's a harsh thing to have to say about your own parent but if I never see my father again it will be too soon.