Hi everyone! I first came up with this idea when I worked as a security guard. I sometimes changed shift with a guy who, although I didn’t dislike, I had nothing in common with. I liked football, he didn’t. He liked cars, I didn’t. One day he took seriously ill with heart problems and I know – I am horrible, but my only thought was “oh crap, here’s another funeral I have to go to.”
It made me think that he would probably be thinking the same thing if it was me who took seriously ill. That is when I came upon the idea that if we had an agreement not to go to each other’s funerals then it would benefit us both. It was a win-win situation because no matter who died first, the other would not have to go to the other’s funeral. I know being dead is never really a win situation, but it does still mean you won’t be attending the other’s funeral when they die so, in a way, it is. Only people who are signed up can search for others who are signed up.
Of course, someone who isn’t signed up could still check who’s in the database by accessing someone else’s account and see your name there. However, is it fair that people don’t have to attend your funeral although you must attend theirs? No, so therefore people who haven’t signed up cannot say it was alright for them not to go to your funeral, because it’s not them that you a have a non legally binding agreement with.
Fewer funerals is to stop people worrying about whether they should go to someone’s funeral and at the same time agreeing with other members that it’s ok if they don’t go to yours. If you aren’t at their funeral but still feel a little guilty for not going, why not try sending sympathy cards.
So what do you say folks, wouldn’t you rather be at home watching tv and eating crisps, than watching someone getting burnt to one. Wether you live in the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia or any other English speaking country, what would you prefer, a two minute sign up or a two hour funeral…..it’s a no brainer! Joining up will save you time, allowing you to get on with other things.