You Know You’re a Funeral Director When…

November 12, 2013
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Article from Krystal Penrose, FuneralOne

You know you’re a funeral director when… you’re more interested in memorizing the features of your mid-range casket than any expensive car.

Read 19 more hilarious ways to tell if you’re a funeral director:

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1. You’re either in funeral service because it’s your passion…

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2. Or because it’s in the family business.

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3. But no matter how you got here, funeral service is your calling and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

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4. Which means you probably already know that being a funeral director won’t make you rich (and you’re OK with it).

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5. Your work day usually starts with a 3am removal call.

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6. But that’s OK, because it won’t take you long to decide what to wear since you wear a suit, rain or shine.

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7. Once you get to work, you remember how much you love bringing family and friends together to talk about their loved one’s life.

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8. Why? Because no one can put on a “Celebration of Life” better than you can. Period.

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9. Which is why you smiled the first time you heard that the “Boomers are coming”!

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10. Yet the second someone says “direct cremation”, the fun is all over.

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11. But you guess cremation is better than when a burial family insists that you “MAKE THIS FIT, AND DON’T YOU DARE CUT DOWN THE BACK”.

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12. You’ll pull it off though. In fact, you’ve become pretty accustomed to saving the day, both at work and at home.

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13. Yep. You’re a modern day hero. That’s why every priest, minister and clergymen  in your town knows your name.

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14. You’re more interested in memorizing the features of your mid-range casket than any expensive car.

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15. And if you hear the sound of “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes one more time, you swear you’ll go crazy.

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16. You know there is NO such thing as making a mistake in this business.

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17. After a long day in the prep room, your family often smells you before they see you.

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18. Speaking of home… the boundary between your personal life and work life? Yea… that doesn’t exist.

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19. When you do finally get a vacation, you’re usually the first one in bed.

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20. But none of that stuff matters. Because when a family tells you “you’ve made this so much easier for us”, it is the greatest compliment of all. It’s why you do what do you do.

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When did YOU know funeral service was your calling!? Tell us in the comments below!

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