Eric saw things that other people missed.
Unfortunately Eric was so busy noticing minute details he skipped over the larger picture. Like the bus that ran him over.
At his funeral his friend Linda sat in wonder at the strange collection of people who came to pay their last respects. She always assumed that Eric had no other friends. All his other friends assumed the same thing.
One friend tried to put a weed whacker in the coffin. The mortician kicked him out.
Linda suggested that the friends go somewhere for a drink. They all agreed but nobody showed up.