It’s difficult to talk about funerals. Consider what it’s like for those who work in the funeral industry, dealing with the end of human life all the time. People who work in the funeral industry keep a lot of secrets, and they occasionally come out and share those secrets with the rest of the world. We’ll talk about what those secrets and strange stories are, and some of them are quite bizarre!
Please, Take Us Together
Pet owners adore their pets. That is something we fully comprehend. Some people are so attached to their pets that they want to be buried alongside them after they pass away. The language is what we’re concerned with in this story. According to the way this statement is written, the dog had not yet died when it was put down for the funeral.
We’re hoping this isn’t the case, and that it’s just some strange statement. In any case, it’s understandable that some people want to be buried with their pets, particularly if they’ve shared their lives for a long time.
Well, That’s One Awesome Way To Go
People or a relative can select the music they want to be buried to. In any case, everyone has the right to listen to whatever music they want, including NSYNC. It’s not that we dislike them; it’s just that they’re not really appropriate.
In some ways, the music they chose to play while being lowered was appropriate. In any case, it’s an odd situation, but to each his own. You have complete control over the music played at your funeral, in case you didn’t know!
Even At The Very Last Moment
People are said to be destined to fight no matter what, but you’d think that when people died, the fighting would end. Unfortunately, some people continue to fight each other for a variety of reasons. It’s possible that they’re still alive!
In any case, those who work in the funeral industry can attest to the fact that even when tragedies occur, people will find reasons to fight. Wouldn’t it be great if we could live in a world where this didn’t have to happen?
Why Is This So Important To Her
Strange requests to dress the corpse in specific attire are occasionally made to funeral home employees. You’d think such demands would be mostly about dressing children in formal attire, but they don’t always seem to make sense.
You can apparently request that they be put into a fishing jacket even if they’ve never gone fishing before. What happens when it all comes to a close? What about clown outfits? A knight’s armor? Perhaps gliding suits? We’re just confused by the logic that underpins this request.
For various reasons, people choose to become vegetarians. On the other hand, working in a mortuary might be one of the most convincing. When you work with corpses, you’re more likely to consider things like meat and where it comes from.
We can’t blame anyone for not being as comfortable with meat as they once were. There’s a lot to be concerned about, after all. If you like meat, however, you should avoid working in a mortuary.
Prices That Are Borderline Criminal
Would it surprise you to learn that funerals are expensive not because they are expensive, but because they are a business? No, we don’t think you’re the one. Various industries, such as healthcare and insurance, have absurdly high prices.
It’s a little upsetting, to be honest. We understand that workers in this field must work and be compensated, but do they have to charge such exorbitant fees for caring for the deceased? We find them uncaring and cold, despite the fact that we understand their profession.
The Show That Is “Six Feet Under”
It comes as no surprise that when a show is made about someone’s profession, a lot of facts and details will be wrong. As a result, it’s reasonable to assume that experts look down on the show. This isn’t always the case, though.
In fact, this mortician claims that they don’t mind the show and believe it accurately portrays the industry. When it comes to things like this, you don’t hear them every day. But don’t misunderstand me: not everyone is an elitist.
Remember how we talked about how funerals can be very expensive? Some people simply refuse to pay. When this happens, they appear to consider crossing fences, digging their own graves, and burying themselves.
Given the high cost of funerals nowadays, we can’t blame them. Apart from the fact that it’s inconvenient, we’re fairly certain that doing so is illegal, so it’s probably best to avoid it in any case, even if only for legal reasons.
Naturally, some bones remained, as one would expect given the circumstances, regardless of how long they had been there. Even so, it’s amazing how well embalming can preserve a body under the right circumstances.
On rare occasions, a buried body may need to be exhumed. According to some experts, it isn’t always a pleasurable job, but it isn’t always as bad as you might think. This particular mortician has seen two bodies exhumed, the first of which he claims was decent, at least in part.
We Do Our Best
It is said that one should not make promises that one cannot keep. This is particularly true in the case of funerals. Everyone wishes for their loved ones to dress up and look their best for an open casket funeral, but this isn’t always possible.
As a result, a funeral director would be wise not to make any promises to the family of the deceased that they know they will be unable to keep. This may come across as harsh, but it’s the best way to avoid being disappointed unnecessarily. Being open and honest about the situation’s realities is preferable.
Heavy Lifting Is Always Part Of It
Most people, especially those outsides of the funeral industry, are probably unaware of the amount of heavy lifting that goes on. Humans and caskets (especially caskets) are both quite heavy, and both must be transported frequently.
Funeral directors, whether working alone or in a group, must be willing to do some heavy lifting. In any case, despite the fact that it exists, most people’s job descriptions are unlikely to include it.
Memories Of The Past
Families often remember their loved ones when they were in their prime, when they were young and full of energy. It’s important to remember, however, that no one ever reaches their prime, and no one reaches their prime when they die. Trying to make them look like they used to be strange.
It could also be a real pain. Take a look at what this funeral director has to say about it; they make some good points to think about. The majority of people are no longer able to wear their old clothes!
Sexism To The Highest Degree
Without a doubt, the funeral industry is dominated by men. On the other hand, this female employee exemplifies how sexist the situation is. Numerous problems seem to be plaguing the funeral industry.
The worst part about this harsh reality is that it encourages other women in the industry to be sexist toward their own gender as well. We understand that you don’t want to let anyone in who might jeopardize your job while you’re competing for it.
A Unique Kind Of Solace
It’s understandable if someone considers working in the funeral industry to be a bit eerie and frightening. We believe, however, that this particular personnel is unconcerned about the situation. After all, they must be able to deal with it as professionals because that is what they do.
As a result, we have a better understanding of how this individual feels. It is true that you can never truly be harmed by someone who has passed away. When you think about it, as strange as it may seem, there is a sense of solace to be found in the profession.
Go Back To Where You Came From
It is usually after a person has died that a body is brought into a funeral home. However, this isn’t always the case. Unfortunate events occur from time to time, and someone may not even be dead. It’s unclear how someone could make such a mistake.
Of course, the person in question was on his or her way to death, so we’ll give them a pass on this one. However, it wouldn’t have hurt to double-check the person before sending them to the funeral home, right? They appeared to have done the bare minimum.
It’s A Bit Unsettling
While working with the dead does not bother everyone, some funeral directors have minor concerns. According to this woman’s fiancé, the problem is with the dead people’s eyes opening on reflex: of course.
As a result, he goes about his business and glues the doors shut. We don’t blame him for being a little on the nose (or in the eyes), because wouldn’t it be creepy if you were in the middle of handling a body? Yes, we think that’s the case.
Fill In The Blanks
People’s bodies can change while they’re still alive, so morgue workers must keep this in mind when performing their duties. In this case, they had to deal with a specific change on a woman.
How do they usually and commonly fix things when they don’t go as planned? Cotton balls appeared to be the solution they were looking for. What other creative solutions do funeral directors have to get the job done when unexpected circumstances arise? It might be preferable if it remained a trade secret.
The Last Drawn Breath
When air that has been stored inside a body is released, it can make noise, a phenomenon known as “death rattling.” Simply put, this could be terrifying if someone isn’t aware of the possibility. Of course, we’re confident that many funeral directors are aware of this.
Even so, if this happened to a family member who had no idea it was even possible, the consequences would almost certainly be horrific. When it comes to funerals and the deceased, it’s something to consider, especially if you’re a family member.
Holding It Shut
When a body has been dead for a long time, there is a lot that goes into making it presentable for a funeral. Most of these things are unpleasant to consider and strange to consider, which is why most funeral directors won’t even tell you about them.
Nevertheless, internet research reveals that the deceased’s jaws must be held closed using a variety of techniques. While it’s unsettling to consider, there appear to be numerous viable options. However, the methods used appear to be a source of contention.
The Best Version Of My Self
Anyone would think that when it’s time to be buried, you can forget about appearances, but that isn’t always the case. Indeed, some people wish to wear a specific item of clothing when they are buried in order to appear more respectable.
Or, perhaps the point of this post is that people are attempting to maintain their modesty after they leave. In any case, it seems pointless to have such reservations now that you are no longer alive, right? To each his or her own, I suppose.
Something Must Be Done!
Depending on where you live, bugs may be a major issue. Gnats are especially annoying because they come in swarms and want to fly all over your face. Such vexing insects, on the other hand, have no qualms about ruining a funeral.
If the funeral is held in an open casket, gnats will not spare the body. As a funeral director or someone in a related field, such as an environmental worker, you may need to take whatever steps are necessary to get the pests to leave, as we’ve been advised.
Stomach Of Steel
There are a variety of scents associated with the death of a human body, as one might expect. Such odors aren’t detectable until after everything has been said and done, but that isn’t the case before everything has been said and done.
To begin with, the human body has a proclivity for soiling itself after death, not to mention the natural decomposition process. It goes without saying that if you want to work in the funeral industry, you must have a strong stomach.
A lot of people nowadays have pacemakers. These devices keep their hearts beating, but they can become a problem if their hearts stop beating. The extreme temperatures are said to cause the pacemakers to burst if a body is sent to be cremated.
We don’t know how powerful of an explosion it would be. However, one industry insider claims that the risk of disaster is so great that the pacemakers must be removed from the inside at all costs. It’s preferable to be safe rather than sorry.
Responding To The Call Of Duty
Many jobs require complete focus and dedication from those who perform them, to the point where they may have to put everything on hold to respond to a call. The issue is that few people associate funeral directors with this type of work.
Nevertheless, it appears to be a challenging piece of work of this nature. We believe it is contingent on the level of responsibility you have. A funeral director will almost certainly deal with a lot more than someone in a lower position in the industry. In any case, it’s a subject about which few people think.
The Frequently Requests Made
Funeral directors are frequently bombarded with questions and requests from grieving families. The types and strangeness of the requests that funeral directors encounter most frequently reveals how little people actually know and understand how the funeral industry operates.
Even a cursory examination of these queries and requests reveals this. But, after all, who can blame someone for not being aware of such information? Everyone lacks knowledge in areas in which they have little or no experience.
Every profession has its own set of stereotypes. Funeral directors and other industry insiders are, of course, subjected to these misconceptions. However, you may be surprised to learn about the most common misunderstandings they encounter.
One might believe that those in the funeral industry make a lot of money, but this isn’t always the case. According to the guy who posted this message, who is also a funeral director, even those at the top aren’t always making the most money.
Are You Like “Ghost-Whisperers”?
When it comes to frequently asked questions, it appears that questions about ghosts are frequently asked of funeral directors. If you believe in such things, we believe it’s reasonable to inquire of someone who regularly deals and works with the deceased.
This funeral director, on the other hand, does not believe in it and has not seen any evidence to support his position. The main issue is how frequently this question appears to be asked of him. Some people are just curious.
So How Is That Different?
Because we aren’t experts, we’ve been referring to all of these people who work in the funeral industry in a broad sense. As a result, it’s understandable if you’re unsure of the difference between funeral directors and morticians.
Well, this person has clarified and explained the situation for all of us, allowing us to understand the differences between these two professions. Things appear to be a little more complicated than we had anticipated, but it’s better than nothing.
Some Things Are Just Constant
When it comes to high-stress jobs and offices, it’s normal to expect the amount of stress you’re feeling to gradually decrease over time. Even so, even after many years, some aspects of stressful work will always be stressful.
Trying to work in the funeral industry is one of those jobs that come with a lot of stress, and one director claims that stress never goes away even if you get used to it. So, I’m guessing we now know.
It’s A Back-Aching Career
Many outsiders underestimate how time-consuming and stressful working in the mortuary industry is. The focus of this article is on whether or not working in the funeral industry is so demanding that it interferes with family life: the answer is emphatical yes.
Nevertheless, this comes as no surprise to us. To be honest, any job that requires you to be on call for the majority of the week will obstruct your ability to have a regular family life. Almost everyone should be aware of this situation.
As Long As It Works
If you choose to be cremated, you will need to select an urn to hold your ashes. Many people choose beautiful and luxurious urns, but many others choose silly or amusing urns. After all, why not have an urn that reflects and displays your unique personality?
This woman (or her children, we’re not sure) chose to be kept in a Pillsbury Doughboy Cookie Jar because she liked to bake. That may appear to be an odd item to base her entire identity on, but it wasn’t our mother, so who are we to question it?
Re-use, Reduce, Recycle
The question is whether or not a hip replacement should be removed from a body before it is cremated. The answer is, of course, a resounding no. That said, it’s not as straightforward and straightforward as that, because a lot depends on a few key details and elements of the deceased’s treatment.
Any item, such as a hip replacement, can be retrieved if cremation is planned, as shown by this person’s response. What happens to it will be determined solely by whether or not the family has made any explicit statements about it.
Remaking Them Will Be Easy
If you’ve decided on an open-casket funeral, it’s a good idea to reacquaint your loved one with his or her surroundings. What if they have a skin condition such as freckles or vitiligo? Is it even possible for the funeral director to restore it?
These employees believe it is something they can do and try to achieve. It is not, however, something that is explicitly taught in schools. It’s fascinating to learn about the capabilities of mortuary science, and it’s comforting to know they’d bother.
Music Lives With All Work
You may be wondering if those who work in the funeral industry are permitted to listen to music while working with the deceased in the same way that a janitor is permitted to listen to music while cleaning. They are allegedly free to listen to whatever music they want while in the preparation area.
They also seem to have their own method of applying mascara. Of course, we’re willing to assume that’s a personal preference that has nothing to do with any formal approach or method of doing things that has been taught in school.
Not Part Of The Job Description
Surprisingly, funeral directors do not always have to deal directly with the deceased. Many of them don’t deal with the dead at all, claiming to have gone months or even years without seeing a body of a deceased person. It is, however, understandable.
After all, the majority of what big-shot executives do at the top of any company involves logistics management and paper-pushing. Most of the heavy lifting that takes place at the base of the totem pole is unlikely to be done by them.
It’s Like Using Cheat-Codes
We’re all aware that funeral directors are in charge of making the deceased appear appealing for an open casket funeral. However, the method by which they do so isn’t always what one might expect. They have a couple of gimmicks up their sleeves, and this is a skill they learned in mortuary school.
Do you want a rosy glow? Simply make use of rose lights. Of course, we’re sure they do a lot more, but we’re curious how much of a difference this simple technique makes. How much of the hard work is actually done by you?
Spooking Those Next In Line
When newcomers arrive, there is a natural instinct to both frighten and welcome them, just as there is in any profession. Of course, those working in the funeral industry aren’t immune. They do the same thing. They do it by emerging from a coffin, of course!
It appears to happen often, which is not surprising. Furthermore, hiding inside a coffin and jumping out is a classic trick that anyone in the industry (or even outside of it) would consider, and who could resist?
Connections With Other Professions
You might think that funerals are only handled by funeral directors, but there are a variety of other people to consider from various fields. Given the amount of effort that goes into funerals and other similar events, it’s not surprising.
After all, most funeral directors and their coworkers are unlikely to be familiar with all of the steps involved in making a body appealing. As a result, the fact that they will have to rely on other professionals from different fields to help them achieve their goals seems reasonable to us.
Not Always About The Profit
As previously stated, the funeral industry is a business, and profit and deals are extremely important. That isn’t to say that funeral directors don’t care about grieving families. You may have doubts about this truth from time to time, but they genuinely want the best for you and your family.
Moreover, it’s probably a good idea to trust the advice of a funeral director. After all, they have the expertise and knowledge in the field, so trusting them when they say something will be done a certain way is probably a good idea.
A Rarely Accounted Detail
Have you ever wondered why some people’s bodies age more quickly than others? Isn’t it true, after all, that the deceased is no longer alive by nature? Why do some people age faster than others? A similar question was posed to this person, and their response is instructive.
Bacteria, after all, are the ones responsible for breaking things down in the first place. It makes sense that if someone had more bacteria on them when they died than someone else, they would change physically faster.
Another Level Of Low-Budget
As we’ve already mentioned and discussed, funerals aren’t cheap, especially if you want to do extra things or have specific requests or requirements. A question about the cheapest way to be buried was answered on Reddit by funeral professionals.
To be honest, it seems self-evident: no casket, no special equipment, nothing but your body being buried in the dirt. That appears to be the most cost-effective course of action. We haven’t been surprised by reality in the least.
Down The Drain
It might surprise you to learn that all of the fluids used to care for a deceased person are simply poured down the drain like any other garbage. There’s no need for special disposal or biohazard warnings; simply wash your hands down the drain.
We truly hope this is not the case for those who died of communicable diseases or other causes. It simply does not appear to be a secure environment. But how much do we know for certain? Undoubtedly, a lot of nasty stuff gets into sewers and waterways already.
Ignorance Is Sometimes A Bliss
When bodies are presented for an open casket funeral, they are expected to be beautiful, but there are a lot of interesting factors that go into making that happen. Some of these things would be better off if no one knew about them, but you’re here, right?
To guarantee that terrible things don’t happen at an open casket or at any other time, those in the funeral industry must do things like this, which is a little unsettling to think about. But it is what it is.
Don’t Be A Christmas Downer
Have you ever thought about why some people are willing to postpone a funeral? It appears that vacations are a major factor in this. Some people would rather have a funeral postponed than have a less joyous Christmas season that year. To be sure, we can understand why someone would do such a thing.
After all, while the death of a loved one should not be overlooked, it should also be avoided during a season when people are expected to think positive thoughts and act positively. Nonetheless, each family’s situation is likely to be unique.
Doing The Best Out Of It
When it comes to making and telling jokes about death, you must exercise extreme caution. People make dark jokes for a variety of reasons, and we can’t blame those working in the funeral industry for trying to make the best of a bad situation.
After all, if you have a job that could be depressing and stressful, you must find ways to make it more enjoyable. As a result, we don’t think jokes like this are particularly offensive or offensive. Of course, the feelings of the families may differ.