So I was late for an assignment in university and my friend says, “You’re dead.”   Which is peculiar because I didn’t feel dead.  Anyhow how would dead “feel”? Then he goes on and says, “you’re deader than a doornail.”    But really, how dead can a doornail be?  Was it ever alive?  Can you have visions of doornails slithering like snakes up the wall until they find their place in the door posts?