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Ignoring Clint Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that opinions, like certain body parts, are best kept to yourself.
People I'm taking with me

5 life-affirming ways to stop irrational fear of death spoiling your life.A man isn't feeling well, so he goes to the doc for a checkup. The doctor runs a bunch of tests, has the guy sit down in his office and says to him "I've got bad news, you've got rabies, and you only have a few days to live". The guy asks the doctor for a paper and pencil, and starts writing like crazy. "Are you making out your will? the doc asks. "No," says the man, as he continues to write furiously, "I'm making a list of the people I'm going to bite".

Something reminded me of this story recently, it got me thinking about my own end of life, and I decided that when I go, it would only be right to take a few people with me.

This, of course, is not going to happen, but I entertained myself putting together a list of prospective fellow passengers on that last flight to the great beyond:
  • That guy I know who is always telling people that "he'll pray for them". Telling someone that you'll pray for them is basically saying you're not planning on doing anything to actually help.
  • The next store clerk who asks me if I'd like to donate to their new pet charity. Everybody has a cause.
  • The two kids on bikes, wearing short sleeve dress shirts with name tags, who ring your doorbell and try to convince you to become a Mormon.
  • The next anybody who rings my doorbell and tries to convince me to do or buy anything.
  • The local cop who hides down the street with his radar gun on the last day of the month, trying to make his quota.
  • Any politician who thinks it is ok to take money from the 49% who pay all the income taxes and give it to the 51% who pay no income taxes at all. Oh wait, that would be all of them.
  • And, for sure, I'll be reaching up to strangle the hospital chaplain if he starts that "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death" thing, a guaranteed way to scare patients to death, finishing them off right then and there.


I'll bet you have a few ideas to add to this list, send me an email.


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I welcome responses, and will be glad to post them here. Email your remarks to ron@global-air.com
You forgot the Jehovah's Witnesses, who, if you EVER let your responses to them sound even vaguely warm, will never stop trying again, ever.
- Gary in Arizona
Cute article, but I wouldn't want to spend my after life traveling with those dopes. - Sarah in Washington, DC
Ron says: I wasn't planning on taking the same plane.
It might surprise you to read that I also don't like the phrase "pray for" someone. The implication is that I want for them what they want, but they might not know what's best. Maybe it's best that someone who's very sick should die.
- Jeanette in Minnesota

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