Of Mummies and Mysteries
I don't have to remind anyone that life is full of mystery and intrigue and great unanswerable questions--for we struggle with them everyday, groping for answers, most often finding none: What is the meaning of life? Why is it so fucking cold in my office? Where's Osama?
But today, as I was reading the midwestern regional news briefs--as one does in the morning--I stumbled upon a mind-boggler more confounding than any I've grappled with before. It takes force of character and determination, sometimes faith in God, and, depending on your zip code, potent meds to face the great mysteries...so forgive me already for burdening you with this one.
OHIO: MUMMIFIED BODY FOUND The mummified body of a woman was found at her home in Cincinnati more than two years after her death, the authorities said. The woman, Johannas Pope, had told her live-in attendant that she did not want to be buried, said the Hamilton County coroner, O'Dell Owens. Ms. Pope died in August 2003 at age 61. An air-conditioner had been left running, allowing the body to mummify slowly, Mr. Owens said. The authorities did not identify the attendant. (AP)
Question: SO WHO HAS BEEN PAYING THE CORPSE'S AIR CONDITIONING BILL FOR TWO FRIGGING YEARS ?