21 December 2005

Fear the Reaper

Today at work I got an unusual request. Seems a retired university alumnus in Florida needed some info on his college honor society.

He needed this info because he was preparing his obituary.

The last line of his letter: "Because we never know when the reaper will visit."

No, I don't know why he needed the italics either. Maybe it's like the whole Harry Potter "he who cannot be named" or whatever.

The letter was over a month old before it reached my desk.

I'm slightly worried that the old coot is already dead. Darn obituary will be incomplete.

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