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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dying Doing What You Love-Does That Make It Better?

Random thoughts by Jeannie...

Often times when someone passes away, you hear the cliche, "He (She) died doing what they loved." Perhaps they are in the military and died in combat. Perhaps they are a window washer who plunged 40 floors to their death. Perhaps they are a pilot who crashed a plane.

I'm come to this conclusion: we use this overused expression to make us feel better, because let's be honest, I'm pretty sure no one facing death ever thought, "Well, at least I'm doing what I love!"

The only thing I can relate to is shopping. It's truly what I love doing more than just about anything in this world. But if I get hit by a cabbie crossing Michigan Avenue to get to Macy's, I'm not going to find peace in the fact that I just spent $200 on some really cute peep-toe pumps. In fact, I'm going to be ticked off I never got to wear them.

So if I die after a woman pulls a gun on me because we both want the same Tadashi dress on sale at Nordstrom's, do me a favor. Instead of saying I died doing what I loved, say, "Jeannie totally saw that dress first, and deserved it. She died with the dress clutched tightly in her hands while vowing to haunt the woman for the rest of her natural life."

Thank you.


  1. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I think the water I was drinking just came out my nose because I laughed so hard when I read this. You are too funny friend :)

  2. Haha, that's what I'm here make liquids burn your nostrils. Thanks Meliss!