My grandmother passed away Friday afternoon. It was quite surprising. She was in the hospital for vomiting, and the next thing we knew, she died. Here’s the tip part:
When someone you love has passed away, and you have to tell another loved one about it, don’t shriek into their voicemail, “DAD, THIS IS IVY! GRANDMA DIED!” A better way to go about leaving a voicemail in this situation is to say, “Dad, this is Ivy. Please call me as soon as possible. This is very important. Thank you.”
Fortunately, dad was home sick today and I didn’t know it, so I got to tell him in a much nicer way and to tell him to delete that voicemail from me unheard. Go ahead and laugh. We’ve found it’s nice to have a little bit of levity in this otherwise terrible day.