Tuesday, May 22, 2007


STUPID's dad died while we were on vacation. I laughed very hard when it was one of the first things New FD said to me when I got back. Whew! I dodged that bullet. Then for some reason I decided to do a body count, cuz it just seemed like there were more than FD said there should be. Sure enough, there lay STUPID's dad on the top shelf of the cooler. I asked FD why he was still here and he thought I was joking. Hmm, apparently he thought Crematory Guy had taken dad while I was still gone. Nope, there he lay. So I called CG and sent him off. I was not happy. STUPID's wife called and wanted to know when they could pick up his remains. It was her turn to be not happy. I didn't care, I put her on hold and let FD talk to her. He told her sometimes there are hold ups at the doctor's office getting the death certificate signed (try again, they picked up the certified copies while i was gone, so they knew it wasn't the issue this time). He sweet talked her and hung up. The next day she called me back with STUPID conferenced in. Apparently he'd gone to the crematory to pick up the remains there but he said no one would open the door and they wouldn't answer the phone. They're both yelling at me, calling me names, feeding off each other's anger. I apologized for the inconvenience, try to make nice, hang up. Cry. Call CG and ask why they wouldn't open the door. STUPID didn't even go there he must have gone to the wrong place. CG is a little mad because FD arranged to have STUPID go to his business to begin with, he works for funeral homes not for the public. I'm stuck in the middle of something that should have been finished the week before and that didn't have anything to do with me. I hang up with CG. Cry. Can't believe I'm giving STUPID that kind of power over me. Talk with CG several more times. He arranged a pick up time for STUPID and it was done. I've not had to talk with him or his wife since. I sure hope they take STUPID's mother somewhere else when she dies. I won't deal with them. They're STUPID and mean. Very mean.


Catch said...

You poor thing having to deal with that on your first day back! STUPID is such a good name for him. Such mixups, even in the funeral business! lol... I have to laugh about the FD not knowing the guy was still back on the shelf...good thing you came back when you did. Hard to tell how long he would have been there! Good story Noel, as usual!

Sayre said...

Oh, dear! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that idiot right after Hawaii. But at least it's done now. Fingers crossed that mama doesn't show up too.

Welcome home! Missed you while you were gone!

Patience said...

Don't you hate it when people try to put the blame on you for their messups?!? They try it here and I just throw it back on them. I don't deal with the public, so I don't have to make nice.

Sheri said...

"Lack of planning on your part DOES NOT contitute an emergency on mine" that is my husband's favorite saying.

I'm so sorry you had to deal with all that crap when you got back.
Hope you have a better week this week.

william d. anderson said...

this blog makes me smile. thanks funeral girl. so what's new in the funeral world? just curious.