The other day I was reading one of those self-help/self-development books about getting yourself a new career. In it was one of those little homilies you find in these kind of books. It’s something I’d seen before, but forgotten.
It goes :
— “Nobody will say on their deathbed: ‘I wish I had spent more time in the office‘.”
Which got me thinking about what I would like to have written on my own tombstone.
I could be worthy and sensible, like this one from Dale Carnegie:
— “Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself.”
But it’s a bit boring and pompous. I could go for humour, like Spike Milligan:
— “I told you I was sick.”
Or just the plain daft:
— “Where did everybody go ?”
But that doesn’t quite hit the mark either. In fact, after mulling it over for many hours, and sleeping on my decision, I’ve decided on:
— “Thank God that’s over.”
Just thought I’d share.