So now that Pop is living here, I expected a lot more people to at least stop by and say hello. He's local now (in some cases, very local) to a lot more folks than he was.
I'm a little surprised about something that's been said to me by some of those people.
Basically, the sentiment is along the lines of: "I would really rather not see him in this condition. I'd rather remember him the way he was."
Pop isn't dead. This isn't about a wake. The man is alive, conscious, cognizant.
The man is alive.
I'm usually what I would consider "sensitive" and "respectful" of others' feelings, but I think that is a major crock. What a horrible thing to think of.
This man should be punished for being sick with cancer because a bunch of people are, once again, thinking of themselves? A visit with him isn't about you, my friends, it's about him.
Are you kidding me?
You don't want to spoil your memories of him?
I personally think this is just another bullshit rationalization to explain away not putting themselves to any inconvenience. They all knew where he was when they needed money (lots of it) or a place to hang out (he always had nice boats that people should also have fond "memories" of.)
I'm getting really sick of the kind of people I'm coming into contact with more and more. When the hell is the Me Generation going to get a grip and drop the whole "all about me" crap? And stop spewing this Dr. Phil kinda garbage. Not everything on Earth is designed with "your feelings" in mind.
I just had to spit that out there. It was leaving a lump in my throat.