So not many people can say they have jammed to 90’s rap while on their way to pick up a dead body. I guess I can.
A question I get asked often when people find out I work for the corner is, “How do you prepare myself for it?” to be honest, I never really thought about it. I didn’t prepare myself for the first dead person and I surely don’t prepare myself now. I’m just able to deal. Some people can just go in there and do it.
One thing that always gets me is the smell. If its already been a few days and the decomposition process has already started then boy does it smell rank. I gag sometimes if I don’t watch what I’m doing, but for the most part I suck it up and breathe very slowly.
Right now I’m reading a book called “Stiff” By Mary Roach and its pretty fascinating. She talks about all the bodies that have been used to better science and really the person isn’t there anymore so why should they care? I don’t think I will. I want to help out and let people learn. There are some schools that hold ceremonies to the bodies that they have explored. There’s nothing wrong with donating your body to science.
Confessions of a Writer<3
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