It’s petty and a crying shame the kids were around for it, but I like it.
Source: One Richmond (VA) family got a shocking delivery last month when 80,000 pennies were dumped on their front lawn. Now, they’re using the money to help those in need.
“I just turned 18. When I was in the middle of class, my dad came by. He had rented a trailer,” Avery Sanford, a Deep Run High School senior, said. “He pulled up in front of the house and turned the trailer on so it dumped out all the pennies on the grass and my mom came out and was like, ‘What are you dumping in my yard?’ She didn’t know who it was until he shouted, ‘It’s your final child support payment.”
“It’s not just my mom he’s trying to embarrass, it’s also me and my sister and it’s upsetting that he didn’t consider that before he did that,” Sanford said.
Once the pennies were picked up, Sanford and her mom decided to turn a bad situation into a positive one.
Every penny of Avery’s last child support payment will be donated to Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse center.
“Turning around and donating that money to moms and children in need, I feel like that really turns this situation into a positive. You can learn from it,” Avery said.
Thank god the mom raised the girls. Avery here sounds like a good kid.
Still, it’s a power move. Petty, but a power move.
If you haven’t been saddled with having to pay spousal support, it’s no fun. Each state and province has different guidelines for support but being forced to give someone else money, no matter how much, sucks major ass.
For anyone who has to grit their teeth as they scratch 12 post-dated checks for thousands of dollars, there’s a Mr Sanford who’ll waste money to rent a trailer for the expressed purpose of dumping 80,000 greasy pennies on his ex’s lawn.
After paying someone you hate $800 a month the excitement of it ending would be palpable. I myself can’t wait but will stop short of embarrassing the shit out of my kids in front of their neighbors.
This was child support too, not spousal. He probably didn’t need to tell his kids that when he was dropping a metric ton of pennies on her front yard.
In the end, Avery and her mom made the lives of the less fortunate a little better and she’ll always hate her dad, so everyone wins.
Mr. Sandford’s a pussy. I get it, and it’s a power move, but he’s still a pussy.