...and go around your house and make sure there aren't any electrical appliances, like radios, for instance, anywhere near a bathtub or sink. Please.
Last week a young man of our acquaintance died when a radio fell into his tub.
He was in the Air Force. He had volunteered to risk his neck for total strangers. And he died in a silly household mishap.
Losing him would have been hard enough on those who loved him, however he died. But like this? There's definitely an added pain, an extra dose of confusion to it.
It seems such a waste.
It has resulted in some painfully awkward moments amongst people standing around talking about him. It's sometimes horribly difficult to discuss a death that seems to have been both pointless and avoidable.
Don't do that to the people who love you.
Do me (and your family) a favor, and go around your house and make sure there aren't any electrical appliances anywhere near a bathtub, hot tub, shower or sink. Please.
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