"I've seen lots of selfish acts, but none that shocked me like this one. My wife found out that her best friend of thirty-four years was in stage 4 ovarian cancer for the second time. Her numbers indicated she had only months to live, and there was going to be no chemo this time around. My mother-in-law, who had been sharing a family cell phone plan with my wife's friend to save money, was in the room when we found out the horrible news. The first words out of her mouth were, 'What does this mean for my cell phone plan?'

I knew my mother-in-law had been a selfish, neglectful, and narcissistic parent, but this was by far the most callously selfish response to the news of someone's impending death I had ever imagined from a family member."