Thursday, August 9, 2012

Coffin Phones

A while back, I saw a story where some people are starting to place their deceased loved one’s cell phone in the coffin at burial time … with it on … waiting to take a call.

googles provided this article from 2008....

I quickly decided that this was creepy. I mean, can you imagine making that call to your dead loved-one’s phone, hearing it ringing, knowing it’s ringing beside their remains, six feet under.

I then thought about the messages you would leave like, if you had time to do a new voicemail message: “Hi, this is FKD. I can’t come to the phone right now cuz I’m dead. Leave a message if you want, but I’ll never call you back. After all, I’m dead….” Or, “Hi, you’ve reached the voicemail of FKD, the late, meaning, I’m gone, I’m dead. Why are you calling me? Didn’t you hear?” Or, “This is me, FKD, I’m dead, and if you only got one ring before getting to voicemail then that means the battery on this thing’s dead too … beep!”

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