Click It Or Ticket
There was a radio commercial on the other day about car safety belt laws. Where I live, Wisconsin, police have started ticketing drivers more frequently for not wearing their safety belts. The campaign slogan is CLICK IT OR TICKET. Catchy, I know.
The narrator of this particular commercial said, "We all know the inconvenience of getting a ticket..." and "Yeah, we all know, buckle your seatbelt, blah blah blah."
The inconvenience of getting a ticket? That got me thinking. What about the inconvenience of being dead? What about the medical staff's inconvenience as they shovel your remains off the highway? What about my inconvenience as I sit down for a bowl of maple and brown sugar oatmeal in the morning and listen to the grisly details on the radio?
The inconvenience of a ticket? No, getting a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt isn't inconvenient. But being propelled through your windshield at 60MPH would sure be a downer. Then again, you don't really have an opinion on the matter when you're dead — being dead and all. I imagine most of being dead is just one big downer.
Except for the part where you haunt the living and watch them take showers.