Pretend you were wire tapping my phone at work today...
This is what you would have heard...
Strange man named Frank: Hello Mrs. Ruch? Yes, this is Frank I'm calling from blah blah blah about Barry Kollberg.
Frank: I was calling to see if there is any family member that will be claiming the body.
Me: What body?
Frank: Mr. Kollberg's body...(long pause) Were you not notified?
Me: Notified of what?!? What are you talking about?
Frank: Mr. Kollberg passed away and we need to know what to do with the body.
Me: What?!? WHEN?!? HOW?!?
Frank: Evidently he passed away July 13th.
Me: WHAT?!? JULY 13TH?!? AND NOBODY NOTIFIED ME?!? (Interject here that Barry is my step-dad and I am his legal guardian...he was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's...or so I thought)
Frank: Gee I'm sorry, I don't know how that happened, but will someone be claiming the body?
Me: (Ready to go slightly postal) Excuse me for my utter surprise, disbelief, shock, dismay, (the list goes on and on and includes swear words) No, I don't know if someone's going to claim 'the body' as you so eloquently call him, because I didn't even know there was a body!!!! Could I possibly call you back after I get my head about me?
Swear to God, that was my day today. I am now planning a funeral.