462. Monsters Like Bureaucracy

It would seem to us mortals that the afterlife is just a wide-opened space. You can stake your claim to whatever parcel of property you want to.

But no, some habits die hard. And one of those habits is developing an undying love for red tape and paperwork.

Apparently, ghosts are not free to roam or dwell or inhabit or possess whatever they want to.

They must sign leases, just like they did while living, full of rules and expectations and chores and duties.

Our advice to you. When you die, bring a pen. The afterlife is full of horrors and terror, and blank lines awaiting your signature.

Monsters Like Bureaucracy


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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