“Clock-Work” / A Memorable Fancy #188

The Viewing Chapel is run like clock-work, very efficiently. Each corpse is allowed exactly twenty minutes per widow, five additional minutes for each child. Then they must leave as the next set of mourners enters, looking at their watches and smiling at the punctuality that removes all inconvenience. On the opposite side of the same building is the Wedding Reception Hall. It is run like clock-work, very efficiently. Each couple is allowed a whole hour, because after all they are still alive … [Read more...]