Apparently, there is a drunk driving epidemic in Bowling Green causing wide spread perishing among the young. It’s a workload that even Death can’t handle and he aims to reduce it. The Reaper met with the Sheriff and together they came up with a ritual that they hope will make a point and lead to smarter decisions from teenagers.
The ritual begins in a darkened gymnasium where each student holds a candle. At random, the Grim Reaper approaches a student and taps him/her on the shoulder. The student then blows out his/her candle and a paramedic rushes out to lay the student on the floor. A white sheet is placed over the student to simulate his/her death and live worms are thrown on top to represent the process of decomposition.
Later, fake obituaries are read to other students who don’t know they are fake. The hope is that these students will become much too depressed to go out and party anymore and thus solve the problem for good.
Now, I would like to make clear that it is sometimes necessary to use fictional characters to make a point more clear. Although the sheriff, the students and others were very real, an actor was hired to play the paramedic. However, it doesn’t make the message any less valid.
Join me next week for more strange tales.