15 Dec 2011

A FUNERAL INSURANCE ?

Jenny Matlock
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I have read somewhere that some people have no sense for black humor and that you have to specify that you are only joking. They take everything very seriously. So it would be a pity that some of my readers would be under shock after reading my post ! Since I am blogging I have noticed that when some Bloggers make a joke about you they add "just kidding" to be sure that they are not taken for a bad person.

This morning when I opened our News paper online, a pop up jumped into my face asking me to take an insurance for my funerals ! "You can help protect your loved ones from the potential financial burden of paying for your funeral costs" and ".With guaranteed acceptance and no complicated forms or medical tests required". Medical test ? Are they afraid I wouldn't pay long enough to be profitable ?

It's very interesting ! You pay € 26,87 (why eighty seven ??) (35,02 $) each month during 15 years and then you get 4.750 € (6133 $) to pay your funeral. Unfortunately they don't say what happens if you live longer than 15 years. Do you get the money and you can enjoy a cruise then it would be an investment. But a rather bad one, because you can't even buy a new car with that money. Then it's better to take a life insurance for 15 years instead of a funeral insurance. At least I think so. Life insurance also sounds and looks better in your files.

Now honnestly I have never thought about who would pay for my funerals. I know that dying is very expensive, sometimes like a wedding it depends, but I have no intention to give a big party when I go to heaven or hell. I think with all the taxes we pay, the city can take care of my funerals and incinerate or burry me wherever they want to. This would safe me money and my "beloved once" too.

Insurances are very creative in inventing things to insure ! From your beautiful legs to a multiple birth ( 3 babies instead of one) you have the choice and can take your precautions.

But back to my funerals ! I don't take an insurance and I don't want my "beloved once" to pay. I herewith leave my last will :

The city or the government have to pay ! I have payed and still pay enough for all kind of taxes and legal insurances. I don't care if I look at the flower roots from a beautiful coffin which costs as much as a car, (or nearly) or if my ashes are thrown all over the Royal Park. I could also join the Waterloo battle field to have some company it's just around the corner.




I wanted a burrial service, he preferred cremation, so I
decided to compromise and have him clambaked
.

20 comments:

Mar said...

Donate your body to science. It's what we have done, med schools are thankful for students to have real corpses to investigate. I am serious, we have a number for friends /relatives to call in case of death, they pick you up and that's it. Only a couple of papers to sign with two witnesses.

Whisppy said...

I've informed my family about my wish for my body to be cremated when I die then the ashes scattered wherever that's convenient along with the ashes of my deceased pets...I think it's good to let our loved ones know how to deal with our bodies when the time comes. That's just being practical, I feel.

Jo said...

I agree with Mar above to donate my body to science. Nice and practical! We took a funeral insurance for my mum. It ran for about two years. She died then and we didn't get a cent towards her funeral! I tried everything (the insurance was with a large commercial bank) but hit a brick wall. So no more funeral insurances. Good post! Jo

Steph said...

I'm for the cruise. Don't you wonder when something "pops-up" why they sent it to you? I don't want my family to spend a fortune at my death either, a simple inexpensive celebration of life would be better. Anyway, I love the clambake. Creative editorial and post!

Cathy Kennedy said...

It makes no never mind what becomes of this house my soul resides in once I've departed this life, but I know funerals are more for the loved ones left behind than the person who died. However, I shall hope my DH or children will keep my celebration of life to a minimal, as this will make me happy. I love the cartoons!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I so hope my husband doesn't overpay.

EastCoastLife said...

We have funeral insurance here too!

I have instructed my son to incinerate my body and then scatter my ashes into the sea. I can then go visit my blogger friends all over the world! Woot!

EastCoastLife said...

Oh, I forget to put "Just kidding" in case any blogger is upset that I am going to visit them after my death. :P

Sue said...

We actually have a funeral plot, but I'm not giving any instructions beyond that. I'd be fine cremated or otherwise. Heck, I won't be around to know the difference, right?

I do have certain songs I want at my funeral, though. The first being "Be Still My Soul," and I want it sung acapella.

;)

anitamombanita said...

great post...loved the cartoons, especially the last one. But I just have one question...funerals? You used the plural several times...you planning to have multiples? (just kidding....haha...and just kidding about that too!)

beckyp said...

love the cartoons I wish to be cremated when I die

A Lady's Life said...

I'm not ever dying lol

Ames said...

I understand what you are saying about some people not understanding dark humor. For some reason they just can't see their way to not leave a comment when they get offended. I mean after all it is your blog and you should write what you want to on it. And they should just move on if they don't like what you have to say!

We are going to be creamated. Every one in my family that has passed on has been cremated. "After all the pea is not in the pod." I am quoting my now deceased mother. I always knew she was a smart woman!~Ames

jabblog said...

My parents donated their bodies to medical science but when the time came no-one wanted them!!
I don't care what happens to my remains - I shan't be there;-)

Lifecruiser Travel said...

No insurance for me either. When I'm dead, I'm dead and have no need for anything! Don't want any money to be wasted on silly things.

I'm all for spreading my ash in the Sea and visiting (or is it haunting?) my blog friends around the world!

...and if Champagne bottles keep showing up in all kind of places, you'll know it's me haunting you! *giggles*

Judie said...

My sweet mother-in-law donated her body to the medical school. We had to give them $75 to take it!! What's wrong with this picture??

Great post! I love your humor!!

jen said...

Judie, seriously? It's not free to donate your body?

And I'm all about a clambake!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

No, it does cost to donate the body, at least it did with our family. Dad was cremated which was much less expensive than the standard burial. I have two plots in my grandmother's home town- which is 5 hours away. I wanted them too. I said when I die I want the funeral procession to go hundreds of miles at 35 mph! But seriously, either life insurance or prepay if you want the funeral. I think they probably go after your estate if no one else covers it.

Karen S. said...

Well my husband says to do what my mother did....the University of Minnesota's med school....they paid for everything....and presented us with a very touching celebration after their year of learning, and my mother now rests in a very lovely cememtery next to Lake Calhoun....

Jenny said...

Thanks for the Fantastic link to the letter "F"!!!

Fond wishes For a Fabulous 2012!

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