Sign of the times: Bury me with my Blackberry


It makes sense that some people would want to be buried with their cell phones and Blackberries. We take them everywhere else. Why not the grave?

It's been reported that several cemeteries are noticing an uptick in requests to bury a loved one with their cell phone. It may sound crazy to a lot of you reading this, but it makes perfect sense to me. The iPhone's still pretty expensive. I suppose some people who check out early might feel that they're entitled to buck common knowledge and see if they can take it with them.

Or maybe it's simply a modern-day twist on the old yarn, "He who dies with the most toys, wins." Guess these folks are literally taking their toys and going home.

And as long as the monthly plan is canceled, there's really no harm to burying a cell phone with a loved one, although maybe there's some environmental no-no to burying a Blackberry or iPhone.