Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Stupid Insurance for Stupid People
When a relative dies, that relative is DEAD. That relative doesn't give a flying damn what kind of box you put him in before you drop him into a hole in the ground- in fact, he doesn't even care if you don't do that.
My grandparents were both cremated. Their ashes sat in matching cardboard boxes in the basement for several years before I accidentally came across them while doing some re-arranging. We had simply forgotten that they were there. I took them outside and scattered them. Then I threw the cardboard boxes away. Done and done.
There is ZERO reason why "the average funeral costs $7500." Well, sorry, there is ONE reason- because people are morons with money and feel they need to put on some kind of show to "honor" the corpse (seems to me it would make a lot more sense to throw a $7500 party BEFORE the guy is dead, but that's just me...)
Donate the cadaver to a med school. Go with cremation (like EVERYONE in my family.) Skip the morbid party with sad people and sandwiches and this body wearing an expensive suit sitting in an ornate box which will never be seen by anyone ever again after that day. It's the 21st century, people. Trust me. The guy in the box DOESN'T CARE.
If I'm totally wrong and there is a spirit world, I know my parents would be pissed to no end if they looked down from Wherever Spirits Go and saw their children go into debt to dress up their spent remains for display before tossing dirt on them. So we aren't going to be doing that. So we don't need this ridiculous "burial insurance." See how easy that was?