Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What will it take?

What's going on with these kids? Today I walked in to the funeral home to find that we had gotten yet another call from a family of an 18 year old girl who died as the result of an auto accident. Hey, I know that accidents happen, I'm LIVING proof of the fact but this young woman makes two in the same week; both died because they weren't wearing seat belts.

I can't profess that I know the laws of every state in this country but I do know that in the state I live in it's a law that your seat belt must be worn. We've all seen the television commercials, billboards and newspapers telling us how important it is to wear these belts, telling us that seat belts save lives. We all know of at least one person that has died as the result of of a wreck while not wearing a seat belt yet some people continue to drive vehicles without wearing them. I don't understand.

It doesn't matter if your 10 or 110, when you're in any vehicle, no matter where you're going, no matter if you're driving or riding in the back seat, no matter if the driver is someone with the best driving record in the world, please strap yourselves in! Anyone that drives knows that the guy driving the other vehicle is a potential enemy, a potential killer. What makes this death even worse is that this girl today lived in the same community and attended the funeral of the last young girl who was killed the same way just days ago! When I spoke with the last girls mother she mentioned how she hoped others would at least learn from her daughters death. What do people need to learn a lesson?

I'm sorry I'm ranting about this but it's just so upsetting and so frustrating to see a needless death occur and to see the needless pain it causes all because of a little thing that WAS MADE to prevent this very thing from happening just being ignored.


ICE_Molly said...

A tragedy, I agree! I don't know what it is about today's society that allows verbal and emotional excuses for being irresponsible and/or from being held accountable??

Sometimes when I read the news, its like less and less people use common sense... the other day I saw a mother leave her 2 kids in the car, while she did her shopping in the supermarket - I mean, she obviously did not hear about little Madeleine McCann. So, I'm with you - What DO people need to learn a lesson??

I had a Q for you, as a Funeral Director, do you employ someone or do you do the embalming?

DeathSweep said...

Currently we have an individual who does our embalming however I am trained and licensed to embalm and have embalmed many, many, many times.


MedStudentWife said...

I've been trying to think of something to say about these past couple or so blogs and the sad state of affairs.

Someone once said something very astute about safety (at one of many meetings where we were developing a safety policy for a place I used to work at) and it was "We all are born with a certain amount of common sense and from that point it never really grows or diminishes"

Me thinks that the crop of humanity is slowly being born with less and less common sense. Tis very sad :(