I usually don’t read the newspaper – if and when I do, I skim through the tender opportunities – and that’s about it. Just today I was reading the newspaper and I came across a couple of obituaries.Â Why the hell do we have to write “Mr. XYZ Expired today” – expired! like some fucking magazine subscription or carton of milk. Can we not think of more gentler or kinder words.Â I mean most of these obituaries are written by their family members, next-of-kin, is “expired” the only word that comes to mind?
Secondly when in our society when someone says that such and such died, I use to very vividly remember, and was bought up to say innalila e inna ilaihi rajiun (aloud). Today most people do say the same – however, an ever increasing majority have resorted to “Oh I’m so sorry to hear that” I am sure they mean well, but it just doesn’t gel well. Why can folks not say innalila e inna ilaihi rajiun.
Ah maybe its a Sunday and I am in the mood to rant!