Thoughts on Death

Backstory: I was discussing with my mother how callous my family can be about the death of a loved one.

Mom: That is true. We are ruthless and efficient if nothing else
Me: it’s the German in us
Mom: Yep. Our motto is ” die already. We got better newer versions of you who could use some furniture”

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    • 1.  Trixie

      Are we related? I’m pretty sure that’s my family motto too. Only thing is, we’re Irish.

      September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

    • 2.  MRS MS

      That’s fantastic!

      September 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    • 3.  lizzie

      I’m Irish and German…You can imagine how I feel! My mother and I can be so mean sometimes- especially about my Dad’s mother! It’s nice to know that other people feel this way too!

      September 30, 2009 at 11:39 am

    • 4.  G

      wow. i give major props for sincerity.

      September 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    • 5.  Jillian

      This is hilarious! I love it : ). Thanks for sharing.

      September 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    • 6.  carol ann

      So… I submitted this one, and I just received this text from my mother about 10 minutes ago. “You dont get the furniture anytime soon.” I’m guessing that is code for “You’ll be glad to know everyone is alive and well.” I love her to pieces.

      September 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    • 7.  Kate

      I would love to see this moto on a family crest. Too funny!

      September 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    • 8.  colleen

      I want to crochet that on a pillow!

      We’re totally the same way in my family – I told my dad last week that I want his Beatles albums when he’s dead. He says CD players will be obsolete by the time he dies, but I say it’s an awfully long drive he’s going on next week. Sh*t happens. :P

      September 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    • 9.  Emily Systma

      Thank you for posting this! I suddently came to understand my MIL’s worldview. She’s German and I never got it!

      October 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    • 10.  Peppermint Patty

      So true…DEAD IS DEAD
      (I’m not yelling!)

      October 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    • 11.  Laura

      I’m also German, and I love how you managed to distill the good ole German emotionless-ness and frugality (heaven forbid someone in the family buy NEW furniture) into one wonderful catchphrase!

      December 12, 2009 at 2:57 am

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      A must read article!

      August 30, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    • 13.  Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

      Very good blog post. I absolutely love this website. Continue the good work!

      August 31, 2017 at 4:53 am

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