Drive-thru Funerals? You want flowers with that?
You have so many things you need to do in a day and only so many hours to do them in. Many businesses know this, and try their best to keep you moving, we have fast food, drive thru dry cleaners, drive-up bank tellers, drive in movies and curbside grocery delivery and now… wait for it… the drive thru funeral parlor.
The Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, California is allowing families to put their beloved’s caskets in a bulletproof glass display window that is visible to cars passing through the mortuaries drive-through lane. (bulletproof? really? why?) Watch the video after the jump.
“You can come by after work, you don’t need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects,” owner Peggy Scott Adams told The Los Angeles Times. Check out the video HERE.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for speeding things up and getting stuff done, but somehow this just doesn’t seem right, after all why can’t they just throw Aunt Lillian on a trailer and run her past my house? That way I can really keep things moving. “Susie, turn off the TV and wave bye-bye to Aunt Lillian.”
There are but a handful of drive thru funeral parlors here in the U.S. and a few more that only have closed circuit video feeds of the casket containing the dearly departed. Call me old fashioned, but I’m not dying to try it anytime soon. Sorry, but you knew that was going to be said at some point. Didn’t you?