Well, I met with the Grimm Reaper again, and it was just as surreal as the first time.
The Reaper was on the phone when we got there, so we had to wait in the conference room. When he finally came in the room, he gave us a puzzled look and started to ask who we were. Then, he suddenly stopped, mid-sentence, and blurted out, “Tela, right?!”
That’s not creepy at all!!!! I mean, the Grimm Reaper remembering your name? That happens to everyone, right?
I nodded, tentatively. He smiled, broadly at getting this right, looked through his old file cabinet, and joined us at the table, but he had barely sat down, when he decided we should all go out to look at different types of headstones. You know, so we could compare and decide what we might like….
That’s not weird, either, right?
Mr. Grimm suggested that we all ride in his golf cart, again, but then he remembered the cart was broken.
Ahhhhh…. How unfortunate. We had to miss out on the joy of the “whole” experience.
We got in the car and followed him to the same area he brought us to the first time, about a hundred yards from Dan’s grave. (I could see Dan’s grave, but I didn’t walk over there.) Then, Death, precedes to do his sales pitch, continuously pointing out various styles, sizes, wording, emblems. He would not stop talking. I just kept wishing he would shut up so I could think!
Finally, my in-laws and I agreed on what we wanted, and we all went back to the office/house of death to finalize the design. The ancient dude kept asking questions about where and how we wanted the name, emblems, and wording to look.
All I could do was nod. My mind was completely blank. I felt like I was in some kind of terrible dream from which I could wake.
We eventually settled on something. He said he would email me a proof before they actually cut the stone and I could make any changes then.
What do you think the Grimm Reaper’s email address is? Hadesgodoftheunderworld@gmail.com?
Of course, as soon as I got in the car I knew exactly what I wanted to say. Oh well. I will change what I need to in the email….
P.S. I did get the proof. It was very nice, and I made the minor changes I wanted. I think Dan’s final resting place will be as lovely as such a place can be.