I saw a news report the other day that said some people are now asking to be buried with their cell phones. Down through the ages, the dearly departed have often been interred with belongings that had some significance in their lives: jewelry, letters, food, weapons, their boots… anything to help make their trek to the other realm safely and comfortably.
Now it’s cell phones. Apparently, they don’t want to be out of touch even after they’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. Of course, a few of them are witless enough to require the explanation from their funeral director that they cannot be cremated with their BlackBerry because the battery would explode.
We’ve all seen and heard people talking on their phones who seem to have no volume control in their own heads. Recently, I heard a fellow chattering into his device very clearly from all the way across a fair-sized parking lot. So I’m going on record as being in favor of the idea of people being buried with their cell phones. My question is do we have to wait until they expire on their own?