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I've lost count.

31st Jan, 2011 | 12:47 pm

No really, I have completely lost track of how many funerals I've been to. Last year I counted up, then checked with my mother and found out I'd forgotten a few. This year I'm not even going to try.

*sigh*

It went okay, though. Aside from getting lost for over an hour on the way to the hotel. My mother decided to only take the last four directions from the route planner in order to fit more onto the page, and my brother was navigating, naturallement. Full of fail. And of course when I take over and start directing us to the right area, this sort of thing happens:

"Okay, take this left. Yes, that was the one you should have taken. Okay, turn around at this little roundabout and go back to it. No, not that exit. Where the hell are we going?"

So we pull over and ask for directions from the two people out for a walk, the only two people in sight, and they direct us to the hotel, and when we get there, my services as navigator no longer required, guess who gets the blame for getting us lost?

Lovely.

And then the next morning mum's left the room key in the door and it's been handed in, so after we've wasted twenty minutes looking for it and finally given up we're late for breakfast. As in, "Oh, I'm so sorry, we've just finished serving."

And the directions to the crematorium? Don't actually lead to the crematorium.

Still, we make it with about five minutes to spare, and then have to endure some ridiculous phraseology in the service that almost has me collapsing into peals of laughter.

Other than that and lots of almost-tears, it was fine. Honest.
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Cowgrrl

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from: cowgrrl
date: 1st Feb, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
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I hope that's the last funeral you have to go to for a long time.

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Laligin Tashika

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from: laligin
date: 4th Feb, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Me too. :/

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tripartite

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from: tripartite
date: 1st Feb, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
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guess who gets the blame for getting us lost?
Next time, don't offer to help. No good deed goes unpunished.

then have to endure some ridiculous phraseology in the service that almost has me collapsing into peals of laughter.
Oh please, do tell?

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Laligin Tashika

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from: laligin
date: 4th Feb, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Trick is, I kinda wanted to get to the hotel too, and if I hadn't taken the map and tried to help, I'd've been shouted at for doing nothing. :/ Can't win, sometimes.

I know a few of my friends are religious, so I mean it with no malice, but I can't take sermons seriously any more. Particularly not when the priest in question talks about God knowing us all *intimately*. And then, with terrible, terrible emphasis, repeats that "God loved us into being!"

I almost lost it. So did my brother. And it was seeing him biting his lip from the corner of my eye that had me fighting laughter so hard I could hardly breathe. Fortunately my desperate little not-quite-giggles sounded like tearful sniffs to everybody else. My brother said he had a handkerchief ready to shove at me if anybody turned around.

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tripartite

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from: tripartite
date: 4th Feb, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.

I know, several of mine are as well. I understand, I try not to mock their faiths. I only ask they respect my lack of it. Still, intimately? That's good stuff.

I'm glad you were able to contain it. ;)

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