Monday, February 2, 2009
So listening to the radio, I heard a Public Service Announcement regarding "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome." Excuse me, what? In America, of course we have Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is when children under a certain age die for unexplained reasons. And so, I imagine this is a similar phenomenon, applied to adults. I can't help but think it's more like Shitty Healthcare Syndrome. When you drop dead, it's not exactly a "syndrome." But I guess people die inexplicably enough here that they had to call it something, and then, as the PSA told listeners, create support groups for the people left behind.