Is this funny?
I’ll admit I cracked a smile when I read it. Why? Was it amusing simply due to the fact that the message was delivered by an ignorant child? That must be it, right? Because if Grandma had walked into that hospital room and told Grandpa to hurry up and die, we’d all think she was a real bitch (that, and the story wouldn’t be a viral email). But… isn’t she still a bitch? Sure, she didn’t deliver her message to Grandpa, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t communicate it.
Now I feel bad for Grandpa. Perhaps he can’t wait to die and escape that horrid witch he’s been living with (sad). Or maybe he’s been selflessly devoting his time, money and strength to someone who doesn’t appreciate him (very sad).
Either way, Grandma and Grandpa should have had some serious discussions a long time ago so they could have avoided this scenario. And (you guessed it!) it’s possible they should have gotten divorced. Because really, if Grandma wants so badly to go to Disneyland then she should have gone before now. And if the whole Disneyland thing is really about celebrating and not about Disneyland itself, well then, she’s obviously been extremely unhappy for quite some time.
Then there’s Grandpa… on his deathbed, about to leave all of his earthly possessions to someone who won’t even miss him. Who wants to die under those circumstances?
I realize I’ve taken a funny little email and cerebralized it to the point where there’s nothing amusing left. Oops. I couldn’t help myself… art imitates life… seemed like a good opportunity to examine the “life” component of it.
Is this funny?