So then…I wave the papers in my husband’s direction and say, “The lawyer wants us to answer some questions before we meet with him to fill out the living wills.”
“Uh-huh,” he says distractedly, playing with his phone.
“You know – like who gets to pull the plug.”
“OK,” he says.
“So we need to tell him what our wishes are when we die,” I say.
“Yeah,” he says.
“Like, do you want a full Church Mass or a memorial service? Do you want to be cremated or buried?” I ask.
“Surprise me,” he says.
OK, so I will surprise him.
I will have him taxidermied.
And he shall be my hat rack.
— Darcy Perdu
(Does it drive you crazy when people only partially listen to you while they play on their Iphones, Ipads, Itoys, etc? Any friends or family who have expressed odd wishes for their eventual Departure to the Great Beyond? Share in the Comments below.)