A FB buddy (historical dance caller) suffered a great loss two days before Thanksgiving: his live-in GF abruptly died. With more than 800 friends, they crawl out of the woodwork to offer support on his wall. Some of it is...well, let's just say the counselors need counseling.
Originally posted by Otis
One of my favorites: a woman on a spin cycle who goes on and on about Trader Joe's crunchy dehydrated onions. Friend posts something about how the ten page-form for cremation is too daunting for him (he is functioning remarkably well, considering) and she'll post another comment about where he can run go buy frozen chopped onions, or freeze-dried, or... I want to slap her silly. "Onion woman, go get that form and fill it out for Friend." When she raised the issue of "was the deceased Jewish," and Jews don't do cremation, and even if she didn't practice if her mother was born Jewish she's still a Jew, and her soul would be forced to wander for eternity, and.would.not.stop, Friend finally very gently shut her down.
Another of his "supporters" is a "grief counselor" who cannot type a sentence without at least "three" sets of quotation marks. Sample:
Thanks for sharing... Interesting observation, on "making arrangements"; then, "having the individuals... NOT show! Also, on "grieving"... I'd NEVER, considered that perspective; or, nomenclature of terms... before! As to "The Hobbit", I first read the book when it came out years ago, used to be: a "subscriber" to "The Shire Post"; and own a copy... of the animated cartoon! Have enjoyed, both immensely on repeat reading and viewing. Going to "see" the THREE HOUR feature, might be "a challenge" for me... Thanks for you observations, on the movie. I won't "shout" SPOILER ALERT, as I "care not"; reading about "strengths" and "weaknesses" of the live action and CGI film, will BRING AWARENESS to me, on "what" to "watch out" for!
I want to push him "into the pyre" along with "psycho onion woman."
(On the bright side, his FB friends set up a virtual cash shower to pay for the final arrangements. What a nice thing to do.)