If you’re going to commit suicide, at least be considerate of others.

We don’t condone suicide here at SEB — we think life is just to damned interesting to cut it short — but we do recognize that some folks are in situations where it may be a reasonable decision to make.

If you’ve made the decision to check out early please be considerate of the folks who will have to deal with the aftermath and let someone know. Like this fellow did:

At about 8:15 a.m. the 74-year-old man called 911 to report “he had a suicide,” according to the police report.

When a dispatcher asked for more information, he replied, “Hold your ears,” then the dispatcher heard a gun discharge, according to the report.

Though to be fully considerate, perhaps you should also pick a method that isn’t quite so messy. Or, if it’s the only option, do it someplace that’s relatively easy to clean up. Plus I’m sure the neighbors would appreciate not having to deal with the lingering smell of an undiscovered body.