Why did I not see this coming? I guess I did see it, kind of. The other week I was talking to my dad and we were discussing the “Are you okay?” program that he participates in. In the program, the sheriff’s department calls him every day at the same time to see if he’s alive and healthy. If he doesn’t answer, they send a car over to check on him.
Even though the sheriff’s called me four times with false alarms, I am grateful for the program because my dad lives alone in a house on a half-acre of land, so the neighbors wouldn’t hear him call for help, and no one would even notice if he died.