I have put up with a lot of shit from my mother, but today it all came to an end. My mother demanded that I cash in a life insurance policy that had been in my name since I was 18 and give her the money because SHE had taken out the policy and paid for it. Okay, no problem I have plenty of life insurance so I agree to do the paperwork and give her the cash value ($578). Over the course of the past two weeks the paperwork arrives so that I can request the check. Apparently I wasn't moving fast enough to get her the money, so she calls and starts yelling at me like I'm 12 years old. I hang up the phone before she can complete her sentence. She calls back and 'click' I hang up on her. I figure let her cool off. Does she? No. She calls my wife at work and begins to berate her about the money and my "attitude". My wife trying to keep the peace offers to right her a check on the spot out of our own account for $600 and drop it in the mail. She declines and insinuates that the cash value is much higher then what we are telling her and she wants the check endorsed over to her along with all the paperwork. She also threatens "I already have taken two kids out of the will, I can make it three". My wife calmly tells her to piss off. I lose my fucking mind when I find out what she had said to my wife. I told her to fuck off, and she could take the will she seems to think is her lynch pin to control the family and shove it. A little background on her.....she has written everybody out of the will but her blood daughter and her two blood grandchildren. Her step kids, step grand kids have all been taken out for "personal reasons". Me being adopted was the last none blood relative to inherit anything. So she seizes the opportunity to toss me off the will - Not a fuck was given, of course. I found out that she wants the money to pay for her daughter (my step sister) to fly to California. This being the same daughter that she bails out of jail, pays for rehab, pays rent for, and had loaned thousands of dollars to and never receives a dime in return. Fuck them all. Even my nephews, who know they are going to hit a mini-jackpot when grandma kicks the bucket have decided to "stay out of it". Sorry, venting. This woman is no different then Opie's mom. With the exception that while the rest of us got cheap clothes, cheap shoes and were shown the door at 18 - her daughter got the best of everything and it carried over to her grand kids. While dad's blood grand kids got NOTHING from her outside of a couple bucks at graduation. So FU, mom. Don't get sick. Remember how you said you would never go to a nursing home?? You only have your shithead drug addict daughter to take care of you now. She will dump your ass in a home as fast as she can, but only after she has pawned everything she can get her hands on. Enjoy it. Happy?