Monday, July 14, 2008

Don't You Dare Say R.I.P.

Now that we're no longer sending telegrams via Morse Code or carving letters by hand into a granite headstone, I think it's time to drop an old bad habit. When someone moves on, please respect them enough not to abbreviate your final message.

The world's oldest blogger, Olive Riley, passed away on Saturday at 108 and her people decided to save eight letters worth of typing and just say R.I.P. You don't pay for blog space by the letter, but even if you did... would it really be so bad to spend the extra eight letters worth and give the departed the send off they deserve?

Rest In Peace Olive.