Every time I think I have my emotions under control about the death of my father a new issue comes up to bring the sad matter back up and I cry yet again. I feel like my father’s child again and get mad at myself. When will this issue be put to bed for good?
In this over-involved world where monetary issues are incestuous and like a mouse trap where they wind and fall in on each other problems never cease. There is always more to do, more hoops to jump through and though they make no sense to the common man, some bureaucrat needs a job, some pencil pusher needs to explain his job, so print more forms, fill out more PDF files, get more crap filled out, mail more shit to the live spouse for signatures, get more SS#’s from the kids who might inherit who don’t understand why you want them, where will it end?
My husband is still waiting to fully settle his mother’s estate and she’s been dead 5 years this December. His brother and the accountant are disputing a $1,500 fee the IRS wants to overcharge them. Unbelievable! As if the government doesn’t get a big enough cut already.
I do not want to be weak and over-wrought but it’s a despicably hard topic when your emotions are involved and you add in the paperwork that doesn’t seem to make sense when other people are telling you what tune to dance to in triplicate. Bureaucracy is an unfortunate thing to deal with when you’re already dealing with the ugly emotional roller-coaster of grief.
What do you think?
(c) Evelyn Garone 10/8/12