Monday, October 13, 2008

Right On Cue

Today marks the one-month point since my mom passed away. A day noted but not dwelt on for its significance, partly due to a bit of a stomach bug that I've been recovering from.

But somehow I wasn't one bit surprised when the phone rang this morning.

"Good morning, this is _____ at the funeral home. I just wanted to see how you are doing and if there's anything else you need from us.

And have you given any more thought to taking action on your own prearrangement before the window of that 10%
discount closes?"

He can be glad he doesn't know what I've given thought to!

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9 comments:

Leah said...

Linda,

I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. It is so hard to lose a parent and no matter how sick or how old they are, you are never ready to lose them.

Just wanted to let you know that i made the Crescent Chicken Squares that you submitted to the Siesta Fiesta cookbook. We really liked them and they were very easy to make. Thank you for submitting them for the cookbook.

Hope you are feeling better.

Leah

Tiffany said...

I am sorry Linda, that they tried to take advantage of you like that. When we lost our baby, I remember calling several different cemeteries, funeral places, etc. One place was way more interested in taking advantage of our moment in grief to try to sell to us, than they were in actually helping us. It was sick. I will never, ever give them any business and will tell all I know not to use them for anything.It is downright disgusting that they use grieving people as sales leads. If they gave good service at a time when it was needed, that should be the only advertising they need!

I am sorry about your mother. I hope you think of wonderful memories you hadn't thought of in years, cry when you need to -- and get well soon!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

That is so tacky. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It just too tacky to talk about, really.

Ughh.

Xandra

BP said...

That's ridiculous they called again.

Julie Stiles Mills said...

I think I would have asked him to please never call me again. Politely, but directly. If that didn't work, I would use my caller id. Let him leave a message and just delete it. And if he hangs up and calls back later, he can hang up again. and again. Well, that's the polite way to go.

In the alternative, when he said he wanted to see how you were doing and if there's anything you needed? You could go into an over the top emotional breakdown, complete with tears and lots of detailed memories. Lots and LOTS of details. Maybe start repeating yourself, like you had no idea you already told him something . . . what? That wouldn't be fun? Well, maybe not for him.

Cathy Davis said...

Gosh Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. How sweet to know someone remembered and wanted to check on you.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I ditto Xandra..

Think about you all the time my friend..

Kelli said...

So sad. It made me sick the other day when we pulled into the cemetary where my husband's grandmother was being buried and there was a sign soliciting business, complete with financing options and all! Really twisted! Still praying for you.

Kelli

A Stone Gatherer said...

Very Very Poor Taste! It must take alot of nerve to make those calls! So sorry you had to experience that!