21 Sep 2002, 08:02

At CompUSA, we sell several

At CompUSA, we sell several software packages designed to help people write their wills. Every time someone comes through my checkout lane with one of those, I just want to deadpan in a flat monotone: “Yeah, we’re all going to die someday huh? We could go at anytime really. Anytime. *sigh* Do you ever say to yourself in the morning ‘Forget this, I’m not even getting out of bed. Just going to die someday anyway.’” Then I would look away quickly and continue the rest of the transaction in silence and without eye contact, punctuating it with only one final despairing sigh as I handed them their receipt.