[LISTEN] 15 Rude things to never do at a funeral


11 days ago

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When people are grieving there's a certain set of unwritten rules that we should always abide by; a certain etiquette to follow. Sometimes we witness some strange behaviour that's not considered appropriate in the setting.

One of those settings is a funeral. The #FreshOn947 team compiled a list of 15 Rude things to never do at a funeral - based on personal experience and the experiences of others.

Here are 15 Rude things to never do at a funeral:

  • don't take selfies/funeral pictures
  • don't make empty promises (i.e.: adopting the kids, paying for school fees, etc.)
  • don't use a funeral as an opportunity to network
  • don't ask for a selfie with a celebrity who is also attending
  • don't tell someone how to grieve - people grieve in their own way
  • don't make negative comments about the deceased
  • don't post on social media that you're at a funeral #DeadThings
  • don't make it about YOU
  • don't every say that they are in a better place
  • don't ask invasive questions
  • don't slip out the back (don't just go to show face)
  • don't be a distraction
  • don't bring your own food
  • try dress appropriately
  • don't take pictures without permission
  • don't be on your phone
  • don't arrive late

We hope these will help ensure that we all show the appropriate respect to the grieving friends and family.

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