Funerals are a time of respect.
Someone close to you has died.
Now, you are going to a funeral.
How should you act?
What should you wear, let alone say?
According to a recent Business Insider article titled "I'm a funeral director -- screaming fights, drunken propositions, and blasting Nirvana are all part of my job," do not take your cues from sitcoms.
The article contrasts proper funeral behavior with stories of inappropriate behavior, as a funeral director relates some of his wildest experiences.
Someone has worn a bikini to the funeral.
Others ordered pizza,
A few individuals even had a fight.
Although these things do happen, they are not proper behavior.
You should dress nice and act in a respectful manner when at a funeral.
And when it comes to family funerals, any unpleasant interactions at the funeral can negatively affect how the family deals with the estate distribution.
Although you cannot control the behavior of others, you are responsible for your own.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: Business Insider (July 25, 2017) "I'm a funeral director -- screaming fights, drunken propositions, and blasting Nirvana are all part of my job."