Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Dropping Death Off

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Greek people, or maybe it’s just my Greek family, have this belief that whenever you go to a funeral you must “drop death off” before you go home. If not, you’ll bring death home, and that’s just wrong.

My family has attended many Greek funerals as a group, and we generally meet at one home, and then form a caravan to the funeral home or church. Once the service is over, we all get back into our assigned cars and then form a parade to the “drop death off” destination. Typically, the destination is a 7-11. I’m sure we are a sight. Car loads of Greek-looking people, some with American looking kids and spouses, all parading through the 7-11 while one person purchases a Diet Coke. Too bad 7-11's don't have revolving doors. It would make the entire production much easier.

A few years ago, I introduced some friends to the tradition of Dropping Death Off, and I am hopeful that they have turned this into a tradition of their own. So, have you Misty?

dena at 8:22 AM

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at 12:22 PM Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Well, I've always known that diet coke and death were closely related.

 
at 1:21 PM Blogger zazzafooky said...

I've never been to a funeral but should I ever, I'm definitely going to follow this, I adore the logic.

 
at 6:58 PM Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

Not only am I a religious practicer now, I share the knowledge whenever appropriate!!!

 
at 5:28 AM Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

Makes sense. Kinda sorta. Well except the bit about the Diet Coke, but I'm sure I'll figure it all out.

 
at 6:03 PM Blogger Carl V. said...

I couldn't think of a more appropriate place to drop death off than at a 7-11!

 
at 9:51 PM Blogger Mike said...

I agree...it does make sense, kinda sorta. Hell, I'd hate to bring death home with me too

 
at 6:31 AM Blogger puremood said...

I've been to too many funerals and I never heard this logic before now. However, we always stopped to eat or something so maybe I was following it, all along or something - just didn't know it LOL

Hey, I'm back but this time via Michele's.

 
at 8:11 PM Blogger Valderbar de Cat said...

Interesting logic. You sure would want to shake death from your feet, not show it the way back home.

 
at 9:09 AM Anonymous Genuine said...

I'm never going to 7-11 again!

 

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