Drowning Your Sorrows At the Funeral Home

@FourWalls (15767)
United States
December 11, 2017 9:12pm CST
From the "what will they think of next" department, I saw this news story on a local TV station's web site. A local funeral home just got its liquor license. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, I'm not hitting the sauce. According to WDRB, the Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Indiana (a "suburb" of Louisville) just received a liquor license that will allow it to provide alcohol to the grieving families. I laughed when I read that. Then I realized that wakes are places where booze flows as freely as tears. So why not. However, when I went to their web site they got me one better: they graciously have a 24-hour return policy on all cremations. Oops, wrong ashes. Sorry about that. Here, have a drink. No kidding:
Serving beer, wine, and liquor in a funeral setting is part of a growing trend across the country.
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6 responses
• United States
12 Dec
A return policy? What? How? I think there's a joke here, but it went over my head. The liquor sounds like a great idea. It's such a horrible time to go through, why not use it if it's there.
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• United States
12 Dec
@FourWalls It is really funny, but I guess I'm more scratching my head than laughing.
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@FourWalls (15767)
• United States
13 Dec
@misunderstood_zombie -- I know exactly what you mean. How do you "replace" Uncle Fred's ashes? Do they have a bunch of college interns in the basement and they give them the ashes and say, "Here's another screw-up, glue him back together"?
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• United States
13 Dec
@FourWalls Or a magician that can change ashes to their original shape.
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@JudyEv (136783)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Dec
Good lord! A returns policy? That's crazy. So if you return the ashes do you get the body back?
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@FourWalls (15767)
• United States
13 Dec
Maybe you get replacement ashes, the way they used to do with albums....if the album skipped, you got a new one.
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@JohnRoberts (64965)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Dec
Talk about an open bar! Or get them drunk enough to buy the most expensive casket.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 Dec
That is certainly bizarre. It wouldn't happen in my city as they only allow a certain amount of licenses and several restaurants and stores have changed their mind about building on the mall side of town since waiting for the ok can take years.
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@josie_ (8018)
• Philippines
21 Dec
Maybe someone wants a refund if the body was overcooked? More likely a replacement for the urn or a ploy for avoiding legal action from disgruntled clients.
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@shivamani10 (11187)
• Hyderabad, India
12 Dec
Do they got 1+1 Free offer?
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