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Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/Loggerdon Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

My wife's maternal grandfather was Shanghai'd from China to Singapore in the 1940s. He stayed and built a fortune by selling ice cream cones (not the ice cream, just the cones). My wife didn't get any of the fortune though because it all went to the first (idiot) son, not her mother.

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u/Big-Letterhead-4338 Sep 23 '22

Primogeniture and daughters are destined for other families mentality. Too bad the family business wasn't passed to the better hands (assuming) of your wife's mother.

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u/boytekka Sep 23 '22

Same thing happened to my mother in law, her family has some big coconut plantations in the Philippines and when her chinese father went back to mainland china to his family (original) he gave everything to her only sibling (older brother). My wife’s still pretty salty about it since her mother was not given even a plot of land or small amount of money

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u/TominatorXX Sep 23 '22

So your mother-in-law was the side chick?

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u/Caster-Hammer Sep 23 '22

I mean, she should at least have gotten a lifetime supply of them.

Just not all at once.

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u/dangerislander Sep 23 '22

Damnn I thought it was gonna be like Crazy Rich Asians kinda story lol