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If I 'Lose my Marbles" you will never know ...

By OldER Mycroft ·
That's the top and bottom line folks!

I've now been to three Solicitors and they've all said the same thing to me:

"Sorry, but if you are incapacitated for any reason, by Law we cannot issue any notice whatsoever that you are forthwith incapable of any form of communication and that is that!"

So, if I finally lose my marbles ~I've already begun dropping big fluffy things, like Kitchen Roll and Bedding~ so I reckon it's only a matter of time before I can't remember who I am or why I'm in existence, BY LAW I'm not entitled to someone else sending out an email to say (in the very least) that I have become incapacitated.

That sucks.

There HAS to be another way around this - although I've already been warned that:
'any such act could lead to prosecution on the grounds of misrepresentation'.



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Thoughts? Thoughts, you ask?

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to If I 'Lose my Marbles" yo ...

That is flat f*cked up.

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This makes no sense at all.

by seanferd In reply to If I 'Lose my Marbles" yo ...

You grant power of attorney (or the UK equivalent), and someone can pay your bills, run your bank account, or pretty much do whatever he wants, <i>except to send an email stating you are incapacitated</i>?

They have got to be kidding. How would your proxy explain why he is your proxy when asked?

Maybe Velcro could do it. Cats love keyboards.

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Ooh. Software/online deadman switch.

by seanferd In reply to If I 'Lose my Marbles" yo ...

Here's an excellent fit:
Sends email if you don't respond to their email prompts. Configurable.

Maybe something else in here, if you want it done locally, assuming your systems are always on:

edit: Not investigated, but a local app:,23183-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/fileTabs

edit: The download looks pretty good. Seems to work OK on XP. Make sure your system clock doesn't go all funny!

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by seanferd In reply to Ooh. Software/online dead ...

I'd really hate to see you loose your marbles. I do have some understanding of your condition from previous posts of yours, so I know what you are expecting. It is just that, well, "You will be missed, sir", in advance. You have my respect and admiration.

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Those sound VERY promising ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Ooh. Software/online dead ...

I'll certainly give them more than a cursory glance, I assure you!

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You had BEST

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Those sound VERY promisin ...

put me on whatever notification list you come up with. If you don't, I'll haunt your know nothing @ss just for twisted fun. :^0

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by seanferd In reply to You had BEST

Assuming you are <s>down</s> comfortable with that.

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by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to You had BEST

I have accumlated a list of "haunting prospects" (and it keeps growing)...I will be very dissapointed if I don't get to haunt people after I die....gezzz...I've been working on this for years!

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Well then, I stand assured, sir!

by seanferd In reply to Those sound VERY promisin ...

I hope that one or both work to your satisfaction.

I know what happens around here when you disappear for too long.

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For those of a Christian inclination,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Ooh. Software/online dead ...

If a certain percentage of the enrollees don't respond for a specified period of time, the app 'assumes' the membership has gone to heaven and notifies those who remain.

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