The day-to-day in a funeral home

Mundane in a Funeral Home…

Death – surprise! – is the day-to-day mundane in a funeral home, but not as you might expect. Death buries us beneath paperwork – it’s all forms here and forms there – some more forms because you can never have enough forms to fill in – and sign here, initial there, a redo because you’ve made a hash of a legal document, a ‘Damn! Wrong form!’…

Coffin chit – embalming chit – this word ‘chit’ has caused me untold bother – internment forms – cremation forms – floral order forms – you know, I think I’ve made my point.

There’s paperwork, and lots of it.

Oh, and the phone rings – the door goes – our hands cramp – it’s just ringing and buzzing and knocking, and paperwork, until it’s time to go home.

Somehow, in spite of the distractions, we manage to arrange some funerals…

Tomos James