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Harryu
07-12-03, 16:25
How unfeeling is this?

My brother-in-laws wifes family have just arranged their Grandmothers funeral over the internet :(

I personally find it utterly distasteful and shows a total lack of respect http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Aza

[ 07. December 2003, 17:27: Message edited by: Aza ]

TopCat.TopBeing
07-12-03, 16:34
indeed Aza, its a total lack of respect. i think computers and internet are ok, but hey, there should be some limits set! i mean online funeral, online wedding... thats stupid. there are a lot of things which cant be done over internet and its really sad that some people cant understand that :(

Nicky
07-12-03, 16:37
Originally posted by Aza:

I personally find it utterly distasteful and shows a total lack of respect I totally agree, Aza :(

Celli
08-12-03, 00:48
I know people's lives are busy, but are they really that busy that they cannot attend even a funeral?

kenny
08-12-03, 00:58
hi aza i never heard of that. i aloways thought u had to show up in real life, sorry somemore bad keys.

John Falstaff
08-12-03, 01:04
I hope that is arranged the funeral via the IN, I assume they will be attending?!

PSone
08-12-03, 06:53
Originally posted by Aza:
How unfeeling is this?

My brother-in-laws wifes family have just arranged their Grandmothers funeral over the internet :(

I personally find it utterly distasteful and shows a total lack of respect http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

AzaI believe they can now Stream funerals via Satellite for those who are "too busy" to make it. Disgusting IMO.

baby_devil912002
08-12-03, 07:04
I'm sorry that your family member has died :(
But as for internet funeral?....I don't understand why you would want to do that.

TheEveningStar
08-12-03, 13:08
OMG! an internet Funeral! OH! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif I'm for your lost too. :(

tazmine
08-12-03, 14:14
Do you mean they "arranged for the funeral over the internet", as opposed to going to a funeral home, sitting down with a funeral director, & making the decisions?
Presumably the grandmother is still alive?

I'm not so sure that I really think, if it's just the arranging, that I find it such a bad idea. My parents both went into a nursing home this past year, & one of the things I had to do before they would accept them was to prearrange & pay for their funerals. Let me tell you, that was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I might have chosen to do it via the internet if I'd had the option.

Harryu
08-12-03, 19:39
Originally posted by tazmine:
[QB]Do you mean they "arranged for the funeral over the internet", as opposed to going to a funeral home, sitting down with a funeral director, & making the decisions?
QB]Hi Taz, John and all http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Yes thats what I meant; sorry it wasn't made clear in the original message.

She died on Thursday afternoon and they had arranged everything by Saturday morning.

It just seems so impersonal to me, it's like there isn't any emotion there :(

Aza

tazmine
08-12-03, 23:46
Maybe though, Aza, it was a question of money. Funerals are outrageously expensive here, & I'm sure they are in England too. Perhaps they could save a few dollars?
And the funeral directors are, or at least the few I've met, phony, so it's not like you get any really personal service.
Maybe too, it was their way of dealing with an awful time... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif