RIP To Your Dead Great Aunt

17 Mar

This might sound evil, but I always laugh (in my head, not out loud. I’m not a monster!) when someone posts a picture and emotional status regarding a dead great-grandparent or distant relative that has been dead since the person posting about it was an infant. The picture is usually of the dead person back in the 70’s holding them when they were like 7 weeks old. And usually the status says something like:

“I can’t believe it’s been 26 years since you left this earth. I miss you so much. I think about you every time I see a rainbow and I am so happy to have your sense of humor and love of animals. I know you are with me always. RIP Pop Pop. I love you.”

Every time someone posts something like that, I think of Alan in the Hangover talking about how he lost his grandfather:

Alan: I can’t afford to lose somebody close to me again, it hurts too much. I was so upset when my grandpa died. 
Phil: How’d he die?
Alan: World War II.
Phil: Died in battle?
Alan: No, he was skiing in Vermont, it was just during World War II.

It just kills me. I think a lot of people just post things about dead people who died 2+ decades ago because they want virtual condolences. Sometimes I want to write “You hardly knew Pop Pop” underneath these picture montages. Just for a wake up call. But no one has triple dog dared me yet.

Anyways, I’m off to go make fun of a baby or something.



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