Sunday, February 18, 2007

Nobody cares?

I found this story about a mummified body found in front of blaring TV to be frightening. Is this another example of apathy (supporting Tess' theory) or what?

Not seeing a person leaving or going to house for over a year
Mailbox stuffed full of mail
Phone books and other delivered papers piling up
No family or friends noticed he wasn't around
Bills not being paid (auto-pay for everything still isn't possible I'm pretty certain)

I realize when you get to a certain age that many family and friends would have passed on before you. But I would like to think that at least one person would notice I wasn't around...even if it was the meter reader or my doctor's office.

This is an example of so many people not even noticing, I can't even wrap my head around it.


Strangela said...

This is frightening and sad! I would like to think that at least one of our neighbors would investigat - and I think the angry neighbor across the street would at least complain about the loud tv!

L*I*S*A said...

The freakiest thing for me was hearing that the television was STILL ON for two years!

Tess said...

Apathy, not high blood pressure, is the silent killer!