You Need To Hear This: It Is Not Your Business How They Died

Kill the False Sense of Entitlement to Information…

ASUS BUTTERFLY
AfroSapiophile

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Two women having the “How she die?” conversation. | Photo by Christina Morillo

Several years ago, I was back in my home town for my aunt’s funeral. I visited a local fast-food restaurant for a quick bite before heading back to my parents’ house.

As I was about to exit, a woman, a distant cousin I’ve known but have not seen since childhood, was walking in. Once she saw me, she expressed her condolences.

“I’m sorry to hear about, <Name,> she stated.

“Thank you,” I replied.

“Was she sick?” she asked.

I just looked at her, smirked in disappointment, and walked away.

I thought it was extremely rude and tacky to ask me how my family member, my mother’s sister, passed away. She could have asked, “How is your mom?” “How is her (the deceased) son?” She could have said, “You all are in my prayers.” “Tell your mom I’m thinking about her and I said ‘hey.’”

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ASUS BUTTERFLY
AfroSapiophile

Author of Stories concerning Black America & Hot Topics w/ a Positive Flare & Teachable Moment | Google Top Author | Co-Editor Afro-Cinemaphile & AfroSapiophile