This week Michael asks us to consider the notion of “Time’s Up”. It could be taken literally or figuratively?
You’re on borrowed time my friend.
I must have dozed off and missed your deadline, no pun intended, but never fear, I will come for you in the end.
How long do you have?
Ah, now that would be telling and unfair of me to say. What would you do if you knew you only had a few months, weeks or even days left before we jollied off into the Where and Whenever.
There’s another secret for only me to know and I’m too selfish to share. Shall I give you a warning, or just turn up out of the blue and ‘pooff’, you’re history. No matter if it’s
Upstairs or Down, you have to go through me first.
What? You want to bribe me to go to the Better Place?
Look at me. What would I do with riches? It’s not as if I can go swanning off on some swanky holiday and work on my tan. Mind you, I have been known to gather a few souls abroad who have overindulged in the niceties they feel are so important. Plays hell with the travel firms and insurance agencies, but it breaks the monotony of one such as I.
Family OK? Seen the latest grandchild yet? Little girl wasn’t it? Touch and go with the Mom for a while, but that babe was so cute, I couldn’t take her mommy. Babies bring out my softer side, and it hurts something awful when I have to collect a soul that hasn’t had a chance to breathe.
I guess the old ones are best, they’re tired and crotchety, just wanting to sleep all the time.
Half of them don’t even know they’ve passed, until I turn up of course. Then they do a double take and realise they’re weightless, which scares them half to death. Ha! Did you like my little joke there? I do have a sense of humour you know, even if it is a bit on the dark side.
How’s the business? New accountant working out OK?
Nah, I didn’t have anything to do with the old one having a heart attack. Blame that on his mistress. What? You didn’t know? The books weren’t the only things he was fiddling.
Don’t looked so worried. It’s indigestion. Time to look at your diet and kick some of your old habits into touch. Quit smoking too, and cut down on your alcohol. That’ll please the wife. Who knows, you might have an extra five, maybe ten years.
See you around………………………