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Monday, July 11, 2005

FUNERAL PROCESSION. DO YOU PROCEED?

I'm feeling a little "disturbed" today. Have you people no manners at all? During lunch I came upon a funeral procession ...so ...I stopped ...in the street ...to pay respect to the family. I thought everyone did. However, a gentleman (not so "gentle") in a volvo behind me started cussing me and throwing up gang signs because his latte' was cooling while I was sitting in the street. WTF? Do you stop for funerals? What is "proper etiquette"? How about on 4-lane highways? Is that expected as well?

7 Comments:

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger Kirsti said…

    I do that. That is just something that you do. At least me. in Norway. Also I stop because they are blocking my way. It is cool.

    I missed you all. So. Much.

     
  • At 3:50 PM, Blogger Strawberrie-Shortcake said…

    I was sooooooo totally worried about you Kirsti! It's good to have you home -Safe and Sound;)

     
  • At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Master Foley said…

    I think there is a law about stopping. That's why usually the cops are out with them. It's also disrespectful to break the procession.

     
  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger twisted said…

    I ALWAYS stop, it disturbs me too, that someone can't take a few minutes out of their day to pull over and respect the family.

    I went to one funeral, a semi was pulled over to show respect, and other cars kept flying around him, well, obviously, this didn't sit well with the trucker, because he pulled out into the oppisite lane the procession was in,sideways and completely blocked all the traffic, I thought that was so awesome of him, good to know that there are still a few decent people in the world!!!

     
  • At 8:09 AM, Blogger Strawberrie-Shortcake said…

    Wow! I didn't realize it was a law -I thought it was just out of respect ...and a decent thing to do.

    ..And my hats off to the trucker wherever he may be ...HOW COOL!

     
  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger Wickwire said…

    I believe it is the law in some states but not others. The best bet would be to ask the funeral home people in your area. We live in a world that is losing their respectful ways, how unfortunate. I'm glad there are still people out there who still stop and wait. The family lost a loved one and they are taking him to be buried, the small things, such as a person stopping and waiting respectfully while they pass, makes a big difference to them.

     
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