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Things Not to Say at a Funeral…

A few friends and I were at a funeral a couple of years back for a buddy’s grandfather. It was a very sad day and we are all trying to be as up-beat as possible and be there for our friend. To take our minds off things, we were talking about inappropriate things to say at a funeral… which is an awful topic for anyone to eaves drop on.

We sat for a while and quoted some good movie lines, came up with a few funny stories but ultimately we sat there and listened to family members tell stories of a man who truly lived a great life.

At the conclusion of the service my buddy walks up to our friend (whose grandmother was recently widowed) and said the worst thing I’ve ever heard at a funeral…

“So I hear your grandmother is back on the market.”

We were all flabbergasted. We sat there in silence waiting for a response as this is not a typical thing to say to anyone at a funeral. Soon, a giggle was let out which signaled an all clear. The comment was taken the way it was intended… to lighten the mood a bit. We all agreed, however, it was in bad taste, but he claims he was “just stating the facts.”

This defiantly tops the cake on the worst things you could say at a funeral. Luckily we have all known each other long enough to understand each others sense of humors, but in any other circumstance, this could have gone terribly wrong. I do have to say though, at a funeral, how light to you really expect the mood to be?