A friend of a friend of a friend once dated a girl, or rather, went on one date with a girl, who claimed during said date that she could see dead people. That got me to thinking about being able to see dead people. It also got me to thinking about the veracity of said girl’s story… but, GHOSTS! What do the ghosts look like? Is there an expression on their face? Or do they look like expressionless zombies floating a few inches off the ground? Do they try to interact with living people? Are they still wearing clothes? Or are they naked? Naked ghosts might be interesting if they all revert back to looking their best, but somehow, I don’t think they do, so if they’re naked, they’ve probably got bulges and rolls and stretch marks and varicose veins and, well, let’s just stop with that train of thought all together. Gross. I’ve grossed myself out now. It was all for you. You’re welcome. I’m glad you appreciated it though.
Where were we? Oh, yes. Ghosts.
I nearly forgot.
Several years ago, I had a patient in ICU who claimed she could see dead people. I’m not breaking any privacy laws here because I can’t remember what she looked like or her name or what happened for her to be in the ICU. Anyway, she claimed she could see dead people. She claimed she could also tell when someone was going to die soon because one of the ghosts would show up and just stay with the living person until they died in one manner or another. As I wheeled her down a hospital hall to somewhere, she said there were dozens and dozens of people- dead people- ghosts- just hanging out in the hallway.
I’m pretty sure I can think of many better places to haunt than a hospital hallway.
Ed (the Awesome) would haunt the Ballpark in Arlington for 81 games per year. I’m not really sure what else he would do the remaining days, but I’m sure if given the opportunity, plenty of other fans would haunt the Ballpark too, so maybe they could hang out and watch the ghosts of baseball players who were playing a game.
I’m not really sure where I would choose to haunt, given the opportunity. I have cities I like and places in the country too. I love my job, but I most certainly would not haunt a hospital. I would haunt my living family members, but you can only watch them for so long. What would I do after the first 30 years?
What about you? If haunting a place was your only choice, where would you choose to do your haunting?