Often expressions of morbidity and melancholy are associated with funerals. No doubt they are sad occasions, but I think only for the family and/or very rarely for close friends.
Other visitors at funeral only come to fulfill a formality or to discuss political and social issues or to have a nice bite or to please the boss or to please the wife or just to pass the time or to confirm the death.
I have attended some funerals out there. Funerals of some acquaintances. I noted that except of family members (even just some of them) everybody else was networking with others. Some were looking so relaxed and carefree that they were leaning against the grave stones discussing previous cricket match. Some were commenting on the writings of grave stones. Some were giving their approvals and disapprovals about design of grave stones. Some were playing guess game about the cause of death of occupants of graves. Some were just looking bored to death and waiting eagerly for the afterwards meal. Some found this occasion to have a chat with boss (if present) about their promotion or about the induction of their son in office. Some were found seemingly and allegedly selecting the spots for their wives graves. During this past time, most of them also hurl their suggestion about the burial, they also don’t forget to present themselves in front of the relatives of deceased time and again. Some also just gaze at the faces of family members to search the hint of any fake sadness. Some deem this occasion fitful enough to reimburse their advise on various themes ranging from medical to matrimony to career counseling. Some also tend to advertise their trades to the needful. They are the people who, after the burial activities, flock like vultures around the meal and sing the songs of the greatness of deceased and after meal start nit-picking.
What exactly do you do on funerals?