This is probably going to be the most morbid thing I’ve written in a while, but people expect the unexpected from my writing.
When was the last time you scrolled through the contacts on your cell phone in search of a name, then all of a sudden stumbled across a person’s name who died years ago? To be honest, every time I look for someone in my contact list it happens.
But why are those names and phone numbers still in our phones? Why is it, if you’re anything like me, we find it hard to delete them?
Honestly, what do you need a phone number for if the person is dead? Have you given any thought to what might happen should someone get that number and accidently call you while your either driving or alone in a dark room at night? All of a sudden the face of a dead friend pops up on your screen as that special ring tone blares out, “Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah staying alive, staying alive!”
So, here’s a challenge that I’m going to make for all of us: If death came calling, and they answered, delete their number.
But when you do, how about let me know in the comments how many names you wound up deleting!
Creepy, isn’t it?
Update: I found 16 names. I can only bring myself to delete a few. I think, for me, it’s that I don’t want to forget.