We complain about all the rules and regulations that seem to control many aspects of our lives, but you have to admit that there are times when we should just shut up and be happy that OH&S makes our workplaces safer.
A man belonging to the Matchmakers Union had died of necrosis and a representative of the union, Miss Thornton Smith, attended his home to pay his wife the funeral expenses.
The wife asked if Miss Thornton Smith would like to see the corpse. Hmmm… no thanks.
Miss Thornton Smith was clearly more polite than I would have been, and accompanied the wife upstairs for a viewing.
In true horror movie style, the opening of the door caused a draught, putting out the candle, and throwing them into darkness.
Cue suspenseful music……..
A faint yellow glimmer was seen in the corner and poor Miss Thornton Smith was horrified to realize that it was emanating from inside the coffin. The skin of the late matchmaker was glowing. Apparently all that yellow phosphorous he worked with never left him.
I wonder if this matchmaker glowed in the dark before his death? If so, he could be quite a handy thing to have around when the power goes out, which happens here quite often.
He would have been quite annoying to share a bedroom with, I think, since he came with his own built-in night-light. He would never step on foot-destroying Lego pieces in the dark though, would he?