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I was a pallbearer yesterday, I had one job, and I botched it

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  1. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    My wife's Gram died, why I haven't been online.

    I was one of the pallbearers and despite my destroyed back / leg - right side of my body not working situation, I was honoured to help and do this for her Gram/family

    Funeral day, everything was well organized... at the start. They told us the service was starting soon, heads up - 10 minutes, did the service. There was a reception between service / burial. We were all eating sandwiches and I was mid bite when someone yelled out - WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE BURIAL SITE NOW!!!

    I ran with the wife out the door and went to my car, seen people were leaving the parking lot so I hurried along to the cemetary cause I knew where it was.

    I was waiting and waiting at the cemetary for the rest to show up ... and then the wife's Dad called asking if we were going to show up. We were at the cemetary already and had to find them. The coffin was already positioned into the grave plot ready to be lowered but they still waited for us for closing ceremonies.

    I just feel really bad and the Dad asked why I didn't wait for the congregration.

    I wasn't the only one who thought it was a disorganized mess, every other event was announced but this part had no prelude, just everyone running to their cars and speeding off

    It was fucked

    I feel bad - I seem to screw up most things :(

    I don't know who filled in for me but I wasn't there for the family like I should have been.

    Her brother was another pallbearer and was also waiting with me at the wrong spot ... don't know who filled in for us.
     
  2. choke you strangulation belt

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    Doesn't everyone drive slow and together to the graveyard. Doesn't seem like it was your fault.
     
  3. Turtlejuice Free Wang Banned

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    To be fair, given the synchronisation required for 4 people to carry a coffin, having someone trying to crabwalk 1 corner of it probably isn't going to end well. You did them a favour.

     
  4. Slobodan Вело ;) Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Damn, sorry Clippy
     
  5. Fawlty Banned Banned

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    Coffins can be really fucking heavy. Like, "there's a nonzero chance that we're going to drop this fucking thing on the 200 yard walk up the hill" sort of heavy.
     
  6. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    Thanks man

    I just feel especially bad for the wife, she was close to her gram. Yeah she was 91.5 but she was doing ok, had a sudden super stroke and passed same day.

    I just wish I didn't end up in dumb assed situations like I always do at her time of need
     
  7. Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    Oh man sorry to hear it. Sounds like it wasn't your fault though.

    I remember being a pallbearer for my grandma's funeral when I was 15, the rest of the pallbearers were her sons so I was pretty honoured.
     
  8. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    RIP, sorry to hear.
     
  9. Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    Edit: double post
     
  10. 13 others Black Belt

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    Cant believe you would disrespect granny like that. Youre a huge dissapointment.
     
  11. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    Don't let it get you down.
    I'm gonna gain a bunch of weight right before I die so it's really hard on you, Clippy. Just so you know.
    You're gonna need a truss
     
  12. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    In my family, usually the graveyard is literally across the street from the funeral home.

    And sort of lunch before burial? That's nonsense.
    It's ceremony, burial, then lunch.
     
  13. ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    As others have said, not your fault. As Vulcan said it's strange that they had lunch before the burial. Church, burial and only then food and a shitload of alcohol
     
  14. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    You know, picturing Clippy as Dan Akroyd/Fred Garvin works on a lot of levels.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    Graveyard was a 20 minute drive.
     
  16. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

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  17. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    Don't be hard on yourself. I mean were you even paid for this job?
     
  18. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    Nobody gets paid to carry a coffin

    {<huh}
     
  19. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    I know lots of ppl have that money over everything mentality but WTF
     
  20. El_Dyablo619 Head of C.I.A.

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    I was fully intending to make a joke about hiding some bricks in the casket, but I can't be an asshole all the time.
    Sorry to hear @Clippy
     

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