By Anonymous - 17/07/2016 17:31

Today, my elderly coworker was telling me about a long-lost friend, so I helped her use the Internet to look the friend up. We found her. Specifically, her obituary. FML
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That's very sad for your friend. It really sucks how often that is the case for people as they get older. It's not highly surprising, but of course that doesn't make it any easier or less sad.

Oh dear. You know, this is something that isn't often talked about regarding getting old, seeing your friends pass on as you age, especially when you get to be her age. I guess it's something I've come to better accept with having older parents and several classmates that have already passed even though I'm still quite young. Several of my newspaper subscribers tell me the main reason they still subscribe and request holds while they are out of town is for the obituaries. Don't feel bad about it, OP. Of course, feel your sympathy for her, but don't think your desire to help just brought her upset. If she's elderly there's a strong likelihood she already expected that her friend had passed.

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I hope it was a fun one and not a mopey one like you get usually.

What exactly can make an obituary "a fun one"?

One out of the norm, like "Before she died, she told me that she did everything she wanted; including the waiter at our wedding and my brother at our 30th wedding anniversary which is why I slipped poison into her evening tea."

#1 those are more like gags not actual obituaries. Obituaries are meant to mourn and respect those who have past. Nothing about death is funny.

I think you mean something more along the lines of a eulogy.

two words and you get dislike spammed lol

That's very sad for your friend. It really sucks how often that is the case for people as they get older. It's not highly surprising, but of course that doesn't make it any easier or less sad.

No more internet for grandma :(

Oh dear. You know, this is something that isn't often talked about regarding getting old, seeing your friends pass on as you age, especially when you get to be her age. I guess it's something I've come to better accept with having older parents and several classmates that have already passed even though I'm still quite young. Several of my newspaper subscribers tell me the main reason they still subscribe and request holds while they are out of town is for the obituaries. Don't feel bad about it, OP. Of course, feel your sympathy for her, but don't think your desire to help just brought her upset. If she's elderly there's a strong likelihood she already expected that her friend had passed.

More like F your coworker's life. I'm sorry she found out that way that her friend was dead. But at least she knows now.

It's unfortunate but at least it helps bring closure and possibly allows them the opportunity to go say "goodbye"

You were dead wrong to do that

Well, wondering about the "long lost friend" can be put to rest. Sorry I had to.

You really didn't

You are right, but I REALLY wanted to.

You dont pass up a joke opportunity like this