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Started by Gotout on Dec 12, 2016 6:56:08 PM
Have you a fortune, just waiting to be claimed?

Have you got some long forgotten relative who died without leaving a will?

And could you inherit their millions?

Gotout - 12 Dec 2016 18:58:41 (#1 of 22)

Sadly I've nobody...

mingmong - 12 Dec 2016 19:02:21 (#2 of 22)

Forget it. Its been left to the Donkey Sanctuary.

Every day, somewhere in South Devon, a handful of bemused equines shuffle towards the gate of the field. On the other side of the gate is an equally bemused teenager with silver tray full of jam sandwiches

The donkeys eat the sandwiches, which rots their teeth and clogs up their bowels. The teenager providing this service gains a line on her CV, and also an insight into the cruel and arbitrary ways of the world. Five miles away, her single-mum aunt is jacking-up as a result of funding cuts to her rehab clinic. In a couple of weeks time, another donkey will keel over as a result of inappropriate nutrition - it's what the donors have stipulated, so it will continue to be.

That is what has happened to your inheritance.

PostmodernToss - 12 Dec 2016 19:31:01 (#3 of 22)

That is what has happened to your inheritance

I'd twelfty million times rather see mine go to an animal charity than to our beady-eyed little chum the taxman, that's for sure.

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Dec 2016 19:33:53 (#4 of 22)

It's a relief to everyone you'll die penniless then. Unless there's more money in teaching toffs that I imagine.

indlovubill - 12 Dec 2016 19:36:45 (#5 of 22)

I've inherited $50 million from a distant relative in Nigeria, or so the email says.

HouseOfLametta - 12 Dec 2016 19:39:00 (#6 of 22)

Fucking donkeys. Rich as Croesus.

Shabbyman - 12 Dec 2016 20:44:38 (#7 of 22)

Bad taxman. Hospitals and schools. Shocking.

turbodante - 12 Dec 2016 21:50:41 (#8 of 22)

I had an email filed to my junk folder from some guy in China claiming he knew a family member of mine with some money that he might help me claim.

JerkinMcGherkin - 08 Feb 2017 21:26:47 (#9 of 22)

carterbrandon - 08 May 2019 14:44:38 (#10 of 22)

Bad taxman. Hospitals and schools. Shocking.

You mean state schools. Toss doesn't care for them.

His one-nationism doesn't seem to involve state institutions to any great degree.

HouseOfLametta - 08 May 2019 15:50:03 (#11 of 22)

Some friends of mine were left £75k by an aunt in NZ she’d never met. ‘That’s nice’ they thought.

Two years later it happened again. A great aunt in Ireland that’s never even heard of.

I get the impression they are a fairly crazy family.

CarlosFandango - 08 May 2019 16:07:02 (#12 of 22)

I've always thought "one-nation toryism" a revolting oxymoron.

Toryism is, at heart, about out-doing as many people as possible, clambering over those less fortunate, and then, for utterly transparent reasons of self-justification constructing a puerile narrative about "worth" and "value".

One nation my arse. Meritocracy my arse. It's about division and control. Wrapped in spew. Topped with bile. Smelling of shit and fear.

CarlosFandango - 08 May 2019 19:27:31 (#13 of 22)

Ah. Sorry. Wrong thread, really.

I was just, ummm, triggered.

moto748 - 08 May 2019 19:34:38 (#14 of 22)

That's OK, Carlos, it can't be said too often.

downbuzz - 18 May 2019 08:12:05 (#15 of 22)

Do people really 'expect' a bunch of money when their elderly relatives die? I've noticed more and more people have this entitled attitude.

browserbutton - 18 May 2019 08:14:06 (#16 of 22)

More baby boomers are taking SKI holidays now (Spending Kids Inheritance).

Dubris - 18 May 2019 08:16:51 (#17 of 22)

Aren't victorian novels full of people expecting to inherit money, or chasing the affections of other people who expect to inherit money? Nothing new about it.

downbuzz - 18 May 2019 08:23:57 (#18 of 22)

I never noticed it until I got married and moved to Australia. I'm not sure if I'm seeing more of it because: I'm older; I'm in Oz; It's a cultural thing; some of my in-laws are horrible money-grabbing grubs.

If your chidren are struggling and you've done well enough to have some spare cash then help them out, sure. But if they expect you to give them your hard earned cash while they wait for you to die, rather than spend it on whatever you want, they can watch the donkeys in the sanctuary enjoy it.

Verdigris - 18 May 2019 08:24:03 (#19 of 22)

Do people really 'expect' a bunch of money when their elderly relatives die? I've noticed more and more people have this entitled attitude.

My mother is reasonably well-off but I base the future on it all going in care fees.

downbuzz - 18 May 2019 08:34:44 (#20 of 22)

Well exactly. I hear tell of children arranging the shittiest care for their parent so there is something left for them.

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