So I was at a funeral today and

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  1. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    a woman was taking a video on her phone of her husband bouncing their your daughter on his shoulders. In the background, they were wheeling my aunt into her crypt.

    They were part of our procession, and it felt weirdly inappropriate.
     
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    That is weird
     
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    It was a beautiful day and the cemetery is stunning, I think the fact they captured my aunt in the shot was because they were completely clueless. They just wanted a shot outside.

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    Is it October where you are??
     
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    That's wildly inappropriate as well as insensitive.

    They clearly gave zero fucks about the deceased, as well as those grieving in attendance, and blatantly displayed it. Odd behavior...
     
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    That is strange but I think whatever keeps the young kid quite might have been more important but not being there can't say for sure.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    I just grabbed a photo from the net, I wasn't taking pictures today.
     
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    I was pretty angry.

    I'm pretty indifferent about religious pageantry but it was a solemn affair and the disrespect really bothered me.
     
  9. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Cycle of life TS. Based on your movie posting, I bet you'd have appreciated that type of imagery in cinema.

    Seriously though, you can't let that stuff bother you. Everyone's emotions are raw at funerals.
     
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    Could have any number of explanations.

    Just let it go, and focus on what's important.
     
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    Good call.

    If I ever make a film, this will be one of the scenes. Hopefully I'll remember to give you a writing credit.

    I've been to many funerals, but never one as charged as this one. So much family drama, and the way my aunt died, it's been an incredibly stressful month.
     
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    Should have started bouncing your nuts on the woman's head
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Thanks. Just remember you gotta have the baby bouncing in slow-mo (with Amazing Grace playing). :icon_chee

    Sorry about your stress. If you'd like to share more details, of course we'd all be interested. Some of us will probably even be respectful. Some.
     
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    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    You should have stood up in silence, waited for eye contact, then yelled "Put away your fucking phone." And then sat down.
     
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    I'm thinking something more like walking up and slapping the kid while shouting "Shut that _____ baby up!". I'm not sure which insult would apply, but be careful. Unintended consequences and all.


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    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Is that your dad?
     
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    Shokushu Goukan Banned Banned

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    Usually it is the Crypt Keeper's duty to shush people and keep a solemn air to the proceedings.

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    And his Mommy was a Mummy
    weee heee hee whoooo hee hee hawwwwwaww
     
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    Do you even news bro?
     
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    Was your dad in the news?
     
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    It was my father's aunt, she was 88. She lived alone and decided she wanted to die, her husband died about ten years ago and her son died of an overdose about twenty years ago. She stopped eating and when my father visited her one day she was incredibly sick, he called an ambulance but she refused to go. So, he started visiting every single day for another couple of weeks until one day he arrived and she was unconscious on the floor.

    He called an ambulance and she was taken to the last place she wanted to be, the hospital, where they saved her so that she could live another couple of weeks before finally slipping away.

    Her sister (my grandmother) came to the funeral with her other son, and neither my father or his sister talked to them because my uncle has been poisoning her against them for decades so that he would be alone in the massive inheritance. He's sixty, lives with her, and is basically waiting for her to die so that he can have it all. They don't care at all about the money but decided that if she has been convinced by my uncle that they're evil, there's no point fighting it.

    Seriously, it would be an interesting backstory for a film.
     

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