I suppose the moral of the story is that you can't cheat death, but it was really a bummer that the old guy actually talked his way out of dying only to go when he was supposed to anyway. Death's really gotta be some kinda bastard to kill a kid in place of the old guy. Maybe he knew he was going to try to save the girl; maybe that was the point. Was it all orchestrated beforehand? I suppose if you believe in that fate malarkey. Of course, despite the fact that he has no one to brag about it to (because you probably don't brag in heaven, do you?), it's still pretty impressive to be able to say you sweet-talked death not once but TWICE in one day. Or a half day, really. And you can't help but feel a little nervous if death is the kind of guy who can get deterred by a few colorful ties. Even if he would fit in perfectly on a Mad Men episode.