MOTHER EFFING ASSHAT - warning, this is long...
Oh my DOG! I can't even believe that I am about to tell you ladies about his latest fuckery, but here goes.
As you all know, Thing2 is in Kyoto in graduate school. When he went, the deal was his dad would pay for his tuition (5K a year), I would pay his rent ($400 a month) and he would get a part time job to cover his living expenses. What he did not fully understand was the amount of time he would be spending in the research lab and so between his classes and his research, he is in for about 60 hours a week. Not much time for that part time job.
He was able to secure some funding from the NIH which gave him about $400 a month - just enough to cover his food/utilities/transportation. Thanks to Trump, his funding was pulled last month because science.
Thing2 called me a few nights ago, exasperated because Asshat had NOT paid one dime of his tuition for this school year. Keep in mind, Asshat makes literally 6 MILLION dollars a year, and just pocketed over 500K from the sale of his house in my town. Thing2 told me that Asshat told him that he would pay one third, that Thing2 would be responsible for one third (how?) and I would be responsible for one third. WHAT????
I told Thing2 that I would start thinking of some possible options, but that I simply could not understand why a dude who makes bank like his dad does wouldn't just do the thing that he said he would do. I went on to ask Thing2 what explanation Asshat gave for reneging on the deal. Thing2 said he didn't really give a reason, other than he had "changed his mind."
I have some money that I can send, but with KarateKid about to head off to school, we will have two in college again, and really want to save my money for the rainy day that always comes...but, more importantly, WHY CAN'T MOTHEREFFINGASSHAT just do what he agreed to do?
This morning, my mom called me to tell me that she and my niece will be going to Chicago next month and she was making plans with Thing1 when Thing1 told her - wait for it - MOTHEREFFINGASSHAT called both Thing2 and DD27 and told them that he would kick in 6K for Thing2 IF THEY EACH KICKED IN 3K! WHAT?????
According to my mom, DD27 told him no thanks, she has a baby, a mortgage and student loans and to eff off and Thing1 told him he would do it, but only if Asshat guaranteed his money (guess that pricey BSchool degree paid off) and of course, there is no way a dude who won't pony up what HE agreed to pony up is going to guarantee Thing1's money.
I texted Thing2 and asked him if he was aware of this, but it's night time in Kyoto and he is probably sleeping. I texted Thing1 and asked him if this was true and he said it was. Thing1 says he's down, but only if Asshat will guarantee the investment. While I find it admirable that he wants to help his brother, I asked him if he really thought that Asshat needed to ask his children to aid him in coming up with 10K. 10K is pocket change to Asshat.
I am having dinner with DD27 and grandbaby tonight, so I will wait to discuss this with her.
CHEAPASSMOTHEREFFER, PARTY OF ONE, YOUR TABLE IS READY!!