The acronym RIP irritates me.
I know that it stands for rest in peace and that is a lovely sentiment.
May your suffering be over and your soul at peace. We all want that for our loved ones or ourselves.
I also know that they used to put RIP on gravestones and I understand the abbreviation in that case. It’s a lot easier to carve three letters into stone than eleven.
But in social media RIP just sounds flip and cavalier. Especially when accompanied by a hashtag.
So fair warning… I will come back and haunt anyone who posts “RIP Heather Clow” after I’m dead.
That means while you may be sincerely wishing me a harmonious afterlife, you’ll actually be condemning me to the exact opposite.