- What was he "watching" at the time? I can see now the advertisements from the network that had the program playing at the time he was found. Gives a whole new meaning to "must watch TV."
- How the hell did he not get his electricity cut by the company after a while? According to the article, at one point, a lady helped him pay some bills. They then had a fallout. So, did he still pay the bill? Maybe he had automatic pay from the bank and enough money in the account to keep paying the bill.
- Who stopped the mail delivery? I can't even get the postal service to forward my mail to the right place or deliver it in a timely fashion. Since I moved to Texas, I have had to deal with all sorts of poor postal service. It is barely stable now two or so years later. I guess stopping it was easier, but is there some automatic directive the postal service follows of "the pile gets this high, we stop delivery?"
- Was he the obnoxious type? The type no one wanted to visit, so therefore the neighbors just let him be?
So many questions. The lesson is: you want people to leave you alone, build your house "up a long driveway and [so it] could not be seen from the street." Humor aside, not a way I would want to go. Maybe the end lesson is to enjoy life while we have it, get out more, and cherish friends and family?
A hat tip to The Accidental Blogger.