A viral post shared on the popular Reddit The “Malicious Compliance” forum wowed readers after learning how a woman allegedly received money intended for her after her mother’s death.
Reddit user u/joemondo shared The charge which has since received more than 13,000 votes. She prompted other Reddit users to share their thoughts on the tactic u/joemondo’s aunt used in sending designated money to another aunt who was described as a “tramp” after her mother’s death.
There are several steps a family must take after the death of a loved one, by AARP.
This includes finding the will and executor.
“The survivors of your loved one need to know where the money, property or belongings will go,” the article said. “Ideally, you talked to her relative before she died and she told you where she kept her will.”
The responsibility of an executor is to manage the liquidation of the inheritance.
From there, AARP stated that there is a legal process to execute the will. The probate court makes sure that all debts and obligations have been paid. The remaining assets are then delivered to the beneficiaries.
In his post, u/joemondo explained that his grandmother mostly worked in low-paying jobs.
“Of her own children, most were reasonable people, but her youngest daughter was a complete parasite,” the Redditor wrote. “She had no problem taking whatever she could get from her mother, my grandmother, including having her mother sign debts and then leaving her to pay them.”
After she got sick, all of her children, except for her youngest daughter, took care of her.
“On her deathbed, she told her eldest daughter that she was worried about the tramp, and [relayed] where he kept all his money,” wrote u/joemondo. “It wasn’t much. Maybe $700 or so. And then she told her eldest daughter that when she died she would give it all to the bum.”
u/joemondo’s aunt complied with his wishes, though she sent the money to her sister in monthly installments of $10.
“Only $10 a month, every month,” wrote u/joemondo. “Not enough to waste anything, not enough to make a difference in her life. Almost like it was nothing.”
Readers took to the comments section to express their appreciation for how u/joemondo’s aunt sent her sister the money.
“I love this lol,” one Redditor wrote. “What a great way to deal with a horrible family member while still technically carrying out your grandmother’s wishes.”
Another called au/joemondo’s a “saint” who loved his children but also praised the Redditor’s aunt.
“She figured out how to grant your grandmother’s last wish while making the [mooch] feel that she doesn’t [get] anything,” they wrote.
Some wondered if the youngest aunt would have had to carry any outstanding debt from the loans taken out for her.
“There weren’t any active loans that I know of,” explained u/joemondo. “Her habit was to get store credit cards and have her mom cosign them, max them out and never pay anything. I’m pretty sure my grandma just paid them off. And that’s one of the reasons she died with $ 700 to his name.
They noted that her aunt later tried to “distract” her siblings, but was unsuccessful.
“He made my dad sign a credit card or a loan or something and left him $10,000 in debt,” u/joemondo wrote. “After that, he completely cut her off.”
news week contacted au/joemondo for further comment.
Other posts about “Malicious Enforcement” from Reddit have been praised.
another post described how a supervisor was able to obtain significant overtime payments for employees after being instructed to check employee start times.