Old people freak me out. I'm talking about super old people.
See, I never really had any sort of grandparents as a kid and I just developed this weird phobia thing. Old people make me uncomfortable and nervous.
Mindy (like most people) think old people are just so cute and sweet and wise and what ever. I think they are going to try and suck out my life force like the people in Stephen King's "Sleepwalkers." Oh and I think they are rude. Every time I hold open the door for some old broad (because I am a polite, civilized person) they never ever say "Thank you." It really pisses me off and I have started mumbling "rude bitch" under my breath. Mindy doesn't like it when I do that.
Also old people freak me out because they make me think of death.
Anyways, I have mentioned my friend Meg before. Well her family pretty much adopted me a few years back, kind of like when you adopt that sad diseased kitten mainly because it won't stop showing up at your back door.
So over a year ago, Meg's amazing grandmother, Mimi passed away and it sucked. Not long after that her other grandmother, Gandy, became ill. One night Meg calls me and says that Gandy has passed and that they are all over at her Dad's house if I want to stop by. Of course, Mindy and I head straight over.
We walk in the living room and everyone is just sitting around being depressed. They tell me that Meg is in another room so I walk right in. Mindy does not. It was like she knew and didn't warn me, which is fucked up. Also, I am pretty sure that she laughed at me.
Saying that I was unprepared to walk into a room with a dead body, really does not appropriately explain the situation.
Now because I love Meg and I loved Gandy, I put on my game face and went and stood calmly next to Meg. We stayed like that until the funeral home people came a couple of hours later.
Two solid hours later.
There is no good conversation to have while in a room with a dead body.
Also, certain people kept coming in and talking to (and touching) Gandy's body. This only freaked me out more. All I could think was that maybe life force could be transferred by touching.
Did I mention Mindy never came in the damn room for moral support?