Archive for October 25th, 2011

Ever Whine About a Bad Hair Day?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011


I’ve been reading about Joseph Merrick, the “Elephant Man” who was born in the late 1800’s in England.  As he grew, Merrick became even more horribly deformed and was exhibited as a freak by numerous “managers”.

At 24, he was abandoned in London with neither money nor a friend.  Fortunately, he was rescued by a Doctor who had studied him in medical school.  The “Elephant Man” was then sympathetically given a place to live in London Hospital where he was visited by numerous guests including the Princess of Wales.

What astounded everyone was Merrick’s personality.  He was loving, kind, very appreciative, never spoke negatively of anyone, and was extremely literate.  He wrote:

“Tis true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.”

Although Merrick was supposed to sleep sitting up because of the enormous weight of his head, one night he chose to lie down “like normal people.” That night, Merrick’s airway became constricted and he died peacefully in his sleep.  Mr. Joseph Merrick was 27.

Who’ll Clean Up Your Last Mess?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

There are almost twice the number of suicides than murders in the US.  And people just don’t go quietly into that good night.  Guns – by far (!) – issue the largest number of one-way, nonstop tickets to never- ever land.

The problem is:  who’s going to sparkle and shine up a person’s last grand gesture of painting the walls, spraying the furniture, and splattering the rug?  After the body is taken away and the authorities lock up the place, who’s going to start cleaning this interior design of gore-decor topped with yellow, crime-scene tape?  Obviously, the person responsible is not going to be of much help.

Fortunately there are people who make their living doing this sort of thing and can eat their lunch while on the job.  The link below will take you to the most famous company in the field and which may have a franchise open near you.

crimescenecleaners.com

“Uhh. . . Kid?”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011