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I worked in a college bar in Ohio my senior year and on two occasions I had students hand me pieces of paper that said "I am 21" and on one occasion I was handed a Spongebob Squarepants boaters license.
Darwin done proud![rebelmouse-image 18347307 is_animated_gif=
There was a kid in our year who made the local paper, he got arrested for trying to buy beer with his older brothers library card (not even something with a DOB on) and trying to pay with a photocopied £5 note that was twice the size of an actual note.
Saddest thing was, he only got arrested as he was told to get out by the shop manager, he then assumed the police had been called and scaled a local telegraph pole. This led to the police really being called by a concerned passerby, who then received a full confession from the kid.
I can't actually remember the guys name, but everytime I read a 'Darwin awards' nomination list I think of him and people like him.
Boys will be boys.[rebelmouse-image 18347309 is_animated_gif=
Used to cashier at a little burger place that also had an ice chest with beer bottles at the front counter.
On a very slow weekday afternoon, a chubby teenage boy who looked around 13-years-old walked in by himself and awkwardly ordered a Coors Light. No food or anything, just a beer. I flatly told him _"I.D. please." _He gave me a blank deer in the headlights stare, robotically patted his chest, waist, and upper leg like he was pretending to search for pockets that weren't even there, and replied _"Oh, I must have left it in my car. I'll be right back."_
So the kid scurried outside, hopped on his bicycle and zoomed off.
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Kind of the reverse, when I was 19 I had a younger cashier tell me my ID was fake. It wasn't.
I was infuriated and she eventually just sold me the cigarettes anyway and said, "Get a better fake ID next time."
I really wanted to go talk to her manager and tell them that not only did she call my valid ID a fake, but she sold me cigarettes thinking it was fake.
Can you count?[rebelmouse-image 18347311 is_animated_gif=
Years ago I worked at a gas station, and had quite a few under 18 friends that would constantly bug me to sell them cigarettes. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't - depended on the day, what other coworkers were there, and my mood.
I got a text one day from a buddy who's 17 asking if he could come in for a pack. My boss was working behind the counter, but doing financials or whatnot, not cashiering. Text him back "Yeah, I have to ask you for an ID, so show me yours and I'll pretend its good, and we'll be set"
So dude comes in, asks for a pack of marb reds, I ask for his id.
In his proudest moment, he slams down an ID. I pick it up to 'scrutinize it' and its his little brother's learning permit. I almost lose it laughing, like, why would you show me someone younger's id you fool?
Selfie obsessions aren't healthy, clearly.[rebelmouse-image 18977619 is_animated_gif=
I had a kid who looked to be about 11 come in and want to buy a 6 pack. His ID said he was 33 was stamped with "for novelty use only" all over it. The best part was his picture was a full body selfie of him taped on the front.
Show who you really are.[rebelmouse-image 18977620 is_animated_gif=
Bouncer at a bar, we were using the black light on IDs one night (obviously we were shining it all over each other like a bunch of idiots as well). Anyway this little blonde white girl comes up and hands me her Florida ID. The thing with Florida IDs is that they have a small hologram of the persons driver license photo in the bottom right hand corner of the license. So I take the ID from her, shine the black light over the card, check to make sure it's the same girl in the photo who handed me the ID, check for holograms and whatnot, then right before I hand it back I give it another go over with the black light, and instantly burst out laughing. In the bottom right hand corner of the ID, where there is supposed to be a hologram of this little white girl, was a hologram of a HUGE bald black man. I laughed so hard I nearly fell over.
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I'm not a bouncer but back when I was 19, me and some roommates wanted to go this this amazing bar down the road having a valentines day party where all the women would be wearing lingerie and pajamas. We all looked like babies and decided that on 1 hour notice, a fake ID would not be an option. So we made our own crude ID's by scanning our drivers licenses onto a computer and going into Microsoft Paint and adding some modifications. My friend had a top hat and Mr. Monopoly Monocle to demonstrate that he was a gentleman tycoon well respected by society. I had a pirate hat and an eye patch to show that I was well accustomed to drinking rum every day. The best part was that my ID was vertical as opposed to horizontal in my state until age of 21, and on the bottom they say "Under 21 until dd/mm/yyyy" We were lazy and desperate and buzzed so I blanked out under and put over so it said "over 21 until dd/mm/yyyy". We printed these monstrosities out, that probably had no more than 120 pixels (they were god awful), and glued them to our real Id's with glue sticks (like a child would think to do). I presented this ID proudly with all the confidence and swagger of a young pirate, with as straight a face as you can imagine, and the bouncer nearly died crying from laughter as this was the most brazen attempt to gain access to the bar he had ever seen. He quickly glanced in either direction and waved us in giving us our "ID's" back.
TL"DR: the bouncer thought I was a pirate with Benjamin Buttons disease.
Sometimes you just have to make it rain![rebelmouse-image 18977622 is_animated_gif=
Few months before my 18th Birthday, I entered a Casino in London with my real ID. I told the bouncers that as it is an Arab ID, the month and the day were reversed (thankfully my friend was also born before the 12th) So yeah couldn't believe how easily that worked. I ended up winning £ 500, great night!
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I was once handed a fake ID where the listed date issued was five days after the listed expiration date. It's the only time in 7 1/2 years of restaurant work that I've actually asked somebody if they were serious after handing me an ID.
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One night I was handed an ID while working the front door of a college town. I immediately looked at the ID so I never caught the person's face. Reading the ID I realize this is a girl from my highschool that I know pretty well! Look up to smile and say hi and the face looking back at me is not hers.
Told her this isn't her ID and she responds with "Yes it is." I proceed to tell her that this surely isn't her as if it was then we would have went to high school together.
Kept the ID and ended up mailing it back to my friend who went to school ~80 miles away from where I was. Funny coincidence.
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I used to work at a cinema. The press were allowed free entry to any movie, as long as they provided a valid journalist pass. It's a small town, so it didn't take long to know the two film critics we had.
There was one chinese lady who would show up every couple of weeks, insisting that she was a reporter for a chinese newspaper and was entitled free entry. However, I couldn't let her in, because she didn't have a journalist pass. She argued for a really long time, but I didn't relent.
She tried it again, every single time she came. Eventually one day she says she has her "journalist pass" with her, proudly reaches into her handbag and produces an ancient piece of green paper that has "Chinese Newspaper" written on it, by hand.
I let her in.
Fake it till you make it![rebelmouse-image 18353023 is_animated_gif=
I worked at a gas station and a young white guy came in to get alcohol. When I carded him, he gave me the ID of an elderly black woman. He just looked at me and kind of smiled and cocked his head like it was in the picture. Naturally, I went ahead and sold it to him. Confidence can go a long way.
Blockbuster video... WOW what a difference.[rebelmouse-image 18977626 is_animated_gif=
Local liquor store has a gigantic wall of shame (all confiscated fakes) that goes back to my college days in the 90s. The best one is a picture of an ID glued to a Blockbuster card. And this was from back in the days before digital cameras and high quality printers, so it was a really crappy picture of an ID glued to a Blockbuster card.
It's not always who you know.[rebelmouse-image 18977627 is_animated_gif=
Did a stint as a bouncer.
Kid comes up to me and whips out his metro bus pass. He says to me, "It's the new one." I say what you doing nutter he gives be a 2 minute story about how he had a new ID and the state made a new ID that looked like that. All this time I was like, kid that's a bus pass. He then goes on about how if I didn't let him as his mates through his dad would make me lose my job, and how his dad knew the owner of the club. I naturally kicked him out.
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Cashier at Whole Foods Santa Cruz about 7 or so years ago.
Had a 16ish looking kid hand me an ID that kind of looked like him, but it said he was 42. I started laughing, told him I couldn't sell the booze to him.
He replied to the tune of "I am appalled, I can't believe this is happening."
I gave him the ID back, and he walked right out.
Kid had balls.
Money doesn't always talk loud enough![rebelmouse-image 18977629 is_animated_gif=
One time a guy just straight up told me he was 18 and tried to slip me $20. Honestly i would have done it, but my manager was right beside me
Use spellcheck people![rebelmouse-image 18977630 is_animated_gif=
Years ago, I worked as a bank teller. The worst fake ID I saw was from a non-customer trying to cash an on-us check (a check whose account was at our bank) and she presented me with a PA "driver's license" where her home address was listed as being in "Filadelfia, PA" and the hologram was of the Earth, not the state of Pennsylvania. It should also be noted that the bank I worked at was all of 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, so it's not like we would be unfamiliar with the spelling of the city. The police were promptly called.
My how you've grown![rebelmouse-image 18346001 is_animated_gif=
It wasn't fake, but expired. A guy tried to hand me a passport with with a baby photo in it. I'm like "bro, this could be any person of your ethnicity and I wouldn't have a clue" He was still confused as to why I wouldn't let him in.
Sometimes it's a family affair.[rebelmouse-image 18977631 is_animated_gif=
Not a bad fake but once I saw a teenage girl hand her mom some cash and wine coolers, so I explained to the mom that I had to check the daughter's ID. When I refused the sale because she was underage the mom yelled "What?!", snatched the girl's ID from me, and tried to insist that her child's piece of government ID listed the wrong birth year.
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H/T : Reddit
Being an emergency responder is a high-stress job.
It's a career with long, laborious hours.
There is always a hint of danger. And death is always around the corner.
So we as a society could try to help these people out and not put ourselves in unnecessary danger.
Redditor Diligent-Log6805wanted the rescue workers out there to tell us about the times they rescued people. They asked:
"Emergency responders of reddit, what are some dumb things that have lead to an emergency situation?"
These workers and the world already has enough trouble without my stupid.
"So... was she impressed?"Idiot Reaction GIFGiphy
"Kid driving his new truck down a residential street, wet from a recent rain, lost control and hit a parked car, overcorrected and rolled it once back onto its wheels up onto a lawn. He told the fire chief he had gunned it to impress his girlfriend and the chief just looked at him and asked 'So... was she impressed?'"
"I had a client once who was basically Ricky from Trailer Park Boys, loud, obnoxious, hilarious and every second word was some Maritime slang or a derivative of 'f**k.' He has been on daily eye drops for decades for dry eyes, sure ok cool. I hear screaming down the hall and run in and he's wedged against the wall and the bed just screaming 'I f**ked up boys, I dunno what the f**k is f**king happening but It's f**ked."
"Turns out he mistakenly put Jublia which is an antifungal ointment for toenails in his eye thinking it was his eye drops. The strangest part was the bottle has this miniature sponge at the end so you soak the sponge then paint it on like a gel...he painted this antifungal ointment onto his eye which immediately went red and angry then proceeded to do the other one."
"So he's at the eyewash station and I'm talking to poison control and they are pretty stunned because they have zero data on what happens to a human eyeball when it's painted in antifungal. I can hear the staff at the other end kind of snickering under her breath and she asks can you compare and contrast the eyes? Well... he put it in both eyes. The line goes silent because I can tell she is howling. Guy was totally fine but it was a standout for sure."
Will they show?
"Responded to a call of two minors being kidnapped and their parents being beaten in front of them and then taken someplace else. One was around three years and the other one was six. They were held captive in an apartment out of hundreds of residential apartments which not easy to locate, upon reaching there we found out that the boy six was just playin' with us to see if we would actually respond. Their parents were so embarrassed by all of that and vowed to not give them mobile until they are adults."
"When I was an EMT in NYC years ago we had a call for a man 'unresponsive.' We entered an upscale apartment that was a hoard: floor to ceiling newspapers and magazines, just a mess. The woman who called said her brother was in his bedroom sick."
"We entered his room and it was pretty obvious that he had already passed away. She had placed a bowl under his mouth because he had hemorrhaged which had coagulated the day before it was crazy. We asked her why she hadn’t called sooner and she said thought he’d get better?!"
"The joke around the house was 'if you have to put a bowl under a relative who is bleeding from the mouth, call 911. Don’t wait.' Never thought we’d have to advise anyone to do that. But there ya go. Also, it was Thanksgiving. Didn’t eat any cranberry sauce that year."
God Only KnowsMarried At First Sight Lol GIF by LifetimeGiphy
"Had a guy call because he had the cure to Covid and needed a ride to the local education hospital so he could share it. Dude was so high on meth He ended up having 4 or 5 binders worth of scientific looking notes. God only knows what was actually in them."
Wow, people really need to get a grip. Of their minds.
"Sparky"on fire GIFGiphy
"One of my old bosses once built a new shed in his back yard, to replace his old, worn-out one. He moved everything from the old one to the new one, then decided that the best way to remove the old one was by burning it down. He ended up with no sheds and the nickname 'Sparky.'"
Dead in the living room...
"Paramedic here. We responded to this 54 year old having chest pain. Man was having a heart attack. Dude didn't want to go to the hospital because it too early in the day. That's it. We tried to convince him to go. Got the ER doc to talk to him and he wouldn't budge. He signed a Refusal. Later that same night, his family found him. Dead in the living room. We got to him and started CPR, meds, everything. Dude didn't make it. When we advise you to go to the hospital, go."
"Got called to a shooting. A guy says he received a text message from an anonymous number saying his brother has been shot. He checks all the hospitals with no luck. He goes to his brother's apartment but gets no response at his door but sees his car and can hear the TV on. We get there, attempt to get an answer at the door."
"Eventually we kick the door in to make sure he wasn't dying in his apartment. We boot the door, announce police, and find him asleep in his bed. The guy tells us that he got a new phone number and decided to mess with his brother by texting him he had been shot. He then fell asleep and forgot about the text and was woken up by us. So many wasted resources on his idiotic prank."
"Got called to a priority job. The caller was kayaking in a lake and said that there was an unresponsive male in the water. So off we went, lights and sirens. We requested paramedics and fire to attend as well for the rescue operation. There were about 6 emergency vehicles attending including a rescue boat. We got there within minutes and met the caller who showed us where the guy was."
"He was just swimming, minding his own business. The caller said he was unresponsive, but really he was just ignoring her. Had a chat with the guy, he seemed alright, said he swims here every day and likes the quiet. No issues. Would have been nice if the caller told the operator that he was still conscious and swimming rather than 'unresponsive.'"
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"Well, I was taking a lady home from dialysis and she decided to eat a snickers in the back of the ambulance, and she started choking. Had to do the heimlich, and tell her to finish her food at home."
If it's not a true emergency dial 311. Please.
I hated science classes.
As soon as I could I ran.
But it follows me.
Because science can be downright disturbing.
That's why I blocked out so many of the details.
Redditor Flimsy_Finger4291wanted to compare notes on all the frightening facts that are a definitive. They asked:
"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
As if knowledge isn't scary enough, let's her more...
Hello Terrypaint surgery GIF by gifnewsGiphy
"Some tumors have teeth, hair and even eyes."
"My sister had one minus the eyes! It was cantaloupe sized on one of her ovaries before it was found. She named it Terry the Teratoma."
"My best friend and bunk mate from summer camp died from one of those when I was in 7th grade. Happened so quickly, we were a week into camp and he got really sick. They gave us all heavy meningitis shots because they didn’t know what it was and within a few days he was dead. Turned out to be a brain eating amoeba."
"Edit: strangely enough on the same day he started getting sick one of the lifeguards that was sitting out in a boat waiting for the next group of kids for what we called Trojans Vs. Spartans day had a seizure, fell off the boat and drowned. Only deaths they’d ever had in the 50+ years the camp had been open."
Far Far Away
"The size of our galaxy, how many other galaxies there are and how far away they are. When you can actually see something that incomprehensible.."
"The nearest star to us would take the Voyager 70,000 years to reach. The nearest galaxy to ours would take the Voyager 749,000,000 years. If we some how managed to take on the monstrous task of speed of light travel it would still take 25,000 years to reach the nearest galaxy. And it's even further apart after you read this. Wild stuff!"
"How the brain is literally rewired and chemically altered by childhood neglect and abuse."
"It's genuinely kinda freaky, playing a puzzle game, and noticing how quickly you're getting better at it. The kind of puzzles that were a real blocker in the beginning become baby-easy after like an hour of playing puzzles like it."
"My sister faced horrible abuse at the hands of our father, and she has been working through it with multiple therapists over the last 10 years and she is only now starting to get her life back. I feel like she was robbed at a fair chance at life because of our a**hole father."
AwakeBill Murray Im Here GIF by Groundhog DayGiphy
"Prions, horrific and totally unpredictable."
"Fatal familial insomnia is a prions disease where you can't sleep anymore, you just stay awake until your brain deteriorates and you die."
Now I can never UNKNOW about prions. Perfect.
Days gone by...Aging Matt Damon GIFGiphy
"Ageing. I'm content with death but the idea of my body growing old, frail and eventually falling apart before the end game gives me goosebumps."
"Gamma ray bursts. No warning, no escape, no defense, no survivors."
"If you're talking about supernovas if the star isn't too close the gamma burst would probably only destroy some part of our ozone layer. And gamma radiation is actually the least lethal out of all types of waves."
"Entropy. Time shall consume all things. Inevitable heat death of the universe."
"I personally want the 'Big Crunch' to be true. That instead of fizzling out it all gets sucked back into an infinitely small/dense particle and then another Big Bang happens. It’s my explanation for the multiverse. It’s all one timeline. Just infinitely long."
"More like a theory, the 'orangutan paradox,' when we film a documentary on orangutans, they can’t realize that we are observing them, yet they are the most intelligent species of their category, so aliens might be watching us and we are as oblivious as an orangutan."
Fade 2 SilentListen Scooby Doo GIF by MashedGiphy
"That hearing is the last sense to leave, when dying."
Well that is the antithesis of comfort. Life is so fun.
Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.
And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
"What is your most controversial take on Star Wars?"
"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"But if you get past the door and close it behind you and you don’t want anyone to follow you through it…"
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
"Also, f*cking hell, we're in the future (or in the past), whatever, and people have better technology."
"Why put the door control RIGHT NEXT to the door? Put the door control system in a breaker box."
"Build every door so in case of malfunction they all shut closed (after all, they're in space and you don't want to lose air in decompression, do you?)"
"Shoot the breaker box, now the whole floor is closed until someone can figure out what happened."
"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"I’d like a film about when the Republic was at its height. 1,000 generations is 25,000 years and we’ve had 9 movies about the last 60."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
"I'm tired of the Empire era where they need to justify why more than 2 Jedi and 2 Sith exist at one moment alongside knowing everything is pointless until Luke leaves the farm."
Design Fail? No!
"The Death Stars weren't badly designed they were just badly managed."
"Yes, designing them assuming large scale assaults was stupid given the political state of the galaxy but the second Death Star wasn't even finished so that doesn't count, it's all Palpatine's fault. As for the first one that was finished, the Alliance made three runs on the exhaust port."
"The first was called off before they made it to the trench, the second failed and the third was carried out by space Jesus which isn't exactly fair."
"All in all it sounds like a fairly effective defence when you consider the design philosophy."
"The entire universe has a cool factor that outweighs the atrocious storytelling."
"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
"Magnificent 7 - A Jedi, Bounty Hunter, Ex-Imperial, Pilot, Wookie, a Droid, and Lawman team up to defend a town against pirates"
"Dredd - Two Jedi climb up an apartment block to confront a new dark side user who has mental control of the entire apartment block"
"Supernatural (T.V. Show) - A Jedi and their apprentice go around and solve and defeat Dark Side Force spots—where the Force consolidates from emotions and creates foul creatures to fight"
"Top Gun - But it's you know, Wedge or something"
"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
"Something about the ships in the original series always felt more like real ships than in any of the later movies, despite the objectively better effects of the later films."
"Some of this is probably the use of models (i.e. actual three dimensional objects), but I think there is some critical difference in the design that makes them feel more real (probably because they were designed to be things that would actually work as models)."
"Whatever it is, I LOVED the ships in the original series and never really liked any of the new ones."
"The original trilogy changed the world by showing a universe in space that was dirty and lived in. The special effects from the later movies did not recognize this."
"Boba Fett is an oddly overrated background character, and even after watching The Book of Boba Fett, I don’t really care about him."
"He was never a character. He was a cool helmet."
"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
"Han is actually older than Obi-Wan due to Time Dilation."
"Time dilation in a universe where every planet and moon has the same gravity and atmosphere?"
"And just 1 biome."
"That way they only need one Weather Channel per planet."
"And over to Klaatu for the Tatooine weather report. Klaatu?"
"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
"Star Wars is actually the life story of C-3PO—think about it."
"I disagree. I think its R2-D2's story. He had a much greater presence in Episode 1, 2 and 3, and got the same amount of screen time as C-3PO in 4, 5 and 6."
Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
So, did your controversial Star Wars opinion make the list?
Death is a subject many people shy away from because what they don't know beyond our realm of existence can be intimidating.
Hollywood hasn't helped, as movies and TV have typically portrayed death as something sinister and violent.
How could anyone be convinced death is a peaceful transition, and that what awaits on the other side is actually an unimaginable utopia?
Curious to hear strangers' thoughts about death, Redditor GoodNess2020 invoked a quote by an iconic literary figure and asked:
"Mark Twain once said, 'I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.' Why do you agree/disagree with his statement?"
People clarified what actually terrified them most about death
"I don't fear being dead. I fear dying."
"Yeah, that's usually the issue. It's why that quote doesn't mean much, to a lot of people."
"It's not a fear of eventually dying and not existing anymore. It's the act of dying itself. He didn't constantly die for all of time. He just wasn't alive."
Concept Of Loss
"To have not existed for billions of years is to have spent billions of years never knowing loss. To die is to know loss."
"If you look into a new bank account and see zero dollars, it’s nothing. If you look into a bank account that once had a million dollars and see there’s nothing in there, you’ll know it’s absence."
People provided an analogy to articulate what ceasing to exist must feel like.
It's About Time
"Time is only relevant to you when you are alive. He is right. Have you ever been sedated for surgery? You go under, and then instantly wake up and procedure is done.... or you died so no worries."
Consciousness Is Life
"You won’t be feeling anything in death though is the thing. That infinite/instant sensation was a living feeling, you just weren’t conscious for it - your body experienced it anyways. No body, no experience."
Like Being Under
"That is very true, but for me, that's the closest amalgamation of what it probably feels like."
"No one can tell you what actual death will be like. It's impossible for you to experience nothingness."
"Thinking about death can be paralysing sometimes, and when I remember that the closest thing i can link as an experience I had, being put under, was actually sort of pleasant. I then think maybe death will be like that, and honestly it doesn't seem that bad."
When In Deep Sleep
"Yeah in contrast to sleep where you can actually feel like time has passed when you wake up."
Think Line Between Death And Slumber
"As CGPGrey puts it, your bed might very well be a suicide machine."
"Given our lack of understanding for the fundamental processes of our sentience, it's entirely possible that when you fall asleep, your mind is functionally killed, disassembled, analyzed, sorted, tweaked, and adjusted by your biology, before being reassembled when you wake. Every night."
People opened up about their insecurities around the concept of death.
Fear Of What Comes Next
"I’m just paranoid that something does happen after death and it’s just based on one thing that you didn’t know about."
The Circle Of Death
"There’s nothing to fear in oblivion. Unless, of course, your consciousness survives death. If so, it would be reasonable to fear the sensation of consciousness without senses, suspended alone in the cosmos, with no one to hear you, and no way to make yourself known. No reference point for counting time – a count that does not matter anyway in a literal eternity."
"You might wish that you still had a corporeal form, only so that you could make your mouth move to express your terror, to make the universal form of a terrified scream – the form of a letter O."
"But you won’t be able to. You just won’t!"
"This has been the Children’s Fun Fact Science Corner. Brought to you by shame, loneliness, and the letter..."
When Faith Fails You
"what do you mean I'm going to hell?! I was a good person and attended church regularly!"
"Ah yes, but you failed to put a blue feather in your hat and then turn in circles the times praising God Almighty on the fifth Sunday after your twelfth birthday. To the pit with you!!!"
There is an poignant episode from the Twilight Zone that brought me a sense of peace surrounding the concept of death.
Death was embodied by a handsome police officer who had been shot–played by a young Robert Redford–and begs to be let into the home of an elderly woman who had been living in perpetual fear of meeting "Mr. Death."
As the episode continues, she discovers much to her dismay that she welcomed Death into her home, but he warmly reassures her there is nothing to fear.
The episode ends with her finally offering her hand to Death after much protest, and they peacefully walk out together, arm in arm, into the light.
It was sweet and beautifully done. The 1962 episode was titled, "Nothing in the Dark."
That's how I imagine it to be.
A dashing Prince of Darkness telling me it's time to join him in guiding me to the other side.