Thursday, August 31, 2006

When a tree falls in the forest...

...who gives a damn?

If my experience is accurate, not too many will notice. We are a replacement-oriented society, throwing people away as easily as we dispense with appliances. Nothing gets fixed; at the first sign of trouble, it's off to the landfill for the old, and then off to the store for something newer and flashier.

For someone who is driven by an overwhelming desire to maintain, repair and keep what is good, whether human relationships or a machine, this attitude is puzzling, to put it very mildly.

Especially when I'm the one who has been discarded.

Not that it matters what I think. According to the Death Clock, I fell seven years ago.

Shows you what internet quizzes know. In reality, I outlived my usefulness six months ago.

And no one noticed.

Off to the landfill....

8 comments:

kathy said...

My death clock says I'm going to bite it in my 70's!
I've seen a more detailed version, but can't remember where.
Six years ago?!

MrScribbler said...

Yup, Kathy, I shuffled off this mortal coil on April 10, 1999 according to the clock....

Actually, it was March 14, 2006. But the clock didn't know that.

Interested said...

Your Personal Day of Death is...
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hmm 11 years from now.

MrScribbler said...

Int -- given the accuracy of my "prediction," I'd say you should start worrying around 2024, if then....

Anonymous said...

Oh no you did 'not' outlive your usefulness! ((hugs)) from Sunny

Anonymous said...

Mine said I would live until 2022! Sounds about right for my age. ((hugs)) from Sunny

MrScribbler said...

That soon, Sunny? I doubt it....

Birdie said...

I haven't done that quiz yet.... maybe I don't feel like knowing when I'm going to fall out of my nest yet.....