Friday, May 19, 2006

vampiric repose

An amusing AP article over at the MSNBC site relates the story of a 20-year-old dude who broke into a funeral home and went to sleep inside a coffin. Korea needs crimes like that: illegal sleeping, and not just of the "in the park after hours" variety.

I remember being on a bus to Haein-sa in 2000. Scary ride, partly because the driver seemed sleepy as we shot along those curvy mountain roads. It didn't help matters that the driver refused to slow down whenever we whipped through a small town. In one such town, we nearly flatted an old guy who took his damn time crossing the street. I suspect that scenes like this are repeated daily in Korea and elsewhere. Good exercise for your heart, as well as a potential case of criminal drowsiness.


1 comment:

Maven said...

Interesting nugget for you, Sarah Bernhardt used to take a coffin with her when she was touring, and would occasionally sleep in it.