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By  WR4

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Most of the time it has to do with that others don't share the same kind of humour or don't understand sarcasm. If beeing dropped on the head as a baby would always be the explanation I think it means we all have very bad mothers.

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Meaningful comments, gentlemen. Too bad they don't have thumbs up and thumbs down buttons to indicate if you like or dislike someone's comment, you could have just used those

That's horrible and disrespectful! I wouldn't give them anything after that... Or I would have given them something really crappy that they don't want...

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When my grandparents were in their 80s, my grandmother started asking family members what we wanted when she and my grandfather died. It was uncomfortable at the time, and we'd usually try to change the subject, but finally some of us started naming one or two things that had particular meaning for us, and doing so made my grandmother really happy. When my grandfather died, my grandmother got rid of a lot of things when she moved to a smaller home -- but she made sure not to sell anything that family members had indicated they'd want. And when she herself died a few years after that, she left a list of who got what specific things, so those of us who were helping to move out of her home knew what to bring or send or save for whom. It was hard for us while she was asking, but it actually did make things easier after their deaths, and the picture from their kitchen that my grandfather and I would appreciate over breakfast whenever I visited them now hangs in my room, where I see it first thing every morning and remember my grandparents. All of this is to say that while this FML doesn't sound like OP's grandkids were being at all respectful, for some people it *is* a sign of respect to have family members choose specific inheritance items before there's a death, and a way for them to know they'll continue to be a presence in their family's lives.

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My Granny did the same - from when we were very young. Fortunately Granny lived another 30 odd years but I look with love when I use Granny's purple dresser that Pop actually made. Yep, its purple but I love it and I know Granny chose it just for me.

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