As a parent of 3 kids, I can't imagine walking into one of my children's bedroom and finding them dead. This is a horror without equal and my heart goes out to anyone who ever has to suffer this fate.
This family in the UK had to go one level deeper into Hell:
School Warns Parents Dead Daughter Can't Go to Prom
The parents of a British teen, who died suddenly two months ago, received a disturbing letter from the girl's high school saying she needs to improve her attendance or can't go to the prom, the Manchester Evening News reported.
The letter said Megan Gillan's attendance was 60.4 percent and the school requires its students to keep a 92 percent attendance record.
"I screamed when I first saw it," her mother Margaret Gillan told the newspaper. If they want her to attend that much I'll take Megan's remains. It's disgusting."
Gillan was found dead Jan. 19 in her bedroom at her parent's home. The letter was dated March 16.
"Megan would have loved going to the prom," her mother said. "She planned to go with a group of friends, she was really looking forward to it."
A school spokesman apologized and told the Manchester Evening News, "that letter should not have gone out," and blamed it on a "software error."
I realize this is a computer error but this is the kind of error that an organization is not allowed to make. I work in a profession in which mistakes are huge. I have always been of a mind that someone that allows a mistake on this scale needs to lose their job. I stand by this now.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family of Megan Gillan, both for the horror of losing a child and the horror of dealing with idiotic bureaucrats.