In a future where ageing has been cured, for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. Edward K. Wehling, Jr waits in the hospital as his wife gives birth to triplets, but is short of a volunteer to die. Who will dial "2 B R naught 2 B"? - The telephone number to schedule an assisted suicide.
Love a Good Vonnegut Short Story
This is brief, but powerful. Vonnegut’s prediction of the turn of the century isn’t entirely accurate, but at the rate we’re going we’re not going to have much to eat besides seaweed with no water to drink soon enough.