To think if you're behind a funeral you turn the music off in your car?
freddiemisagreatshag · 02/05/2013 09:38
On the way to work this morning. Behind a funeral. Loads of people walking behind a hearse.
The bucko in front of me had loud thumps music blaring.
AIBU to think he/she should have turned it off?
Poledra · 02/05/2013 09:44
Yes, of course they should. Have people no consideration for others? I was cycling with the DDs the other weekend when a funeral cortege came up behind. I stopped the girls and pulled the bikes up onto the pavement so that all of the cortege could get past us without waiting for a gap in the traffic (and no, we weren't cycling on the pavement, just waiting there till the cortege went past).
LeaveTheBastid · 02/05/2013 09:45
YANBU to think he should have, no. They aren't hard to spot, and if you cant show some respect for a minute of your day then its a sad world. Me and DH went to a good friends funeral a couple of years ago and were following the procession in our car, it was obvious who was following it as we all kept close and slow in the same lane etc, and the amount of absolute dickheads who cut in was unbelievable. At one point he shouted out to one bloke trying to edge in front of us that it was a procession and to have some respect and the bloke shouted back "ain't my funeral mate" shocking.
1Catherine1 · 02/05/2013 09:47
Hmm, I think YABU. I mean, there is never an excuse to expose everybody to your music - playing it that loud that everyone around has to hear it is simply rude anyway. On the other hand, I play my music at a reasonable level so I can enjoy it and don't feel the need to turn it off if I happen to get stuck behind a hearse.
I do however, think it is incredibly rude to plan a funeral during rush hour, I mean, the dead person is hardly going to mind if they have their funeral at 9am or 10:30am.
SillyTilly123 · 02/05/2013 09:49
When my mam died 2 years ago we were in the family car with the hearse in front waiting at a junction and someone crossed the road in between the cars. (we'd only just got there so not like he had to wait ages) It will always stick in my mind that!
A few months back i took my nan to her SIL's funeral (i coudnt go in as had dd3) and waited outside for her. I made sure the music was not so loud as to be able to hear it outside, and i was messing on my tablet but keeping it out of sight of mourners. Its just common decency.
DeepRedBetty · 02/05/2013 09:52
Sadly getting a funeral time is not just a matter of choosing something to suit you and the rest of the family. Our nearby crematorium is not really big enough for the population it serves, and the next nearest is well over an hour's drive, so when DBro died we had the choice of waiting for over three weeks (which our mum couldn't face) or 9 a.m in six day's time.
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