Working in funeral industry is tough
SOCIAL media has been abuzz with the cost of extravagant funerals.
It is amazing how many selfappointed experts are engaging with undertakers on how to conduct funerals.
The funeral industry, for far too long, has taken abuse, but nobody understands the dynamics of arranging a funeral and the hard work put into it.
I must confess to a somewhat cynical view of the many related comments on social media. It is ultimately the bereaved family’s choice which sets the affordability of a funeral. They have the choice to spend their hard- earned money.
Religious leaders have an important role to play and assume responsibility for advising their faithful on correct funeral behaviour, but this is clearly not happening and never happened in the past.
To all the narrow- minded individuals who don’t know anything about the funeral business but are dictating and commenting, please join my colleagues over a weekend while they are on call, going out and removing bodies at all hours of the night, making great sacrifices in leaving their own loved ones at home, bending over backwards to satisfy and ease the pain of bereaved families.
Remember they are front- line workers too, so stop pointing fingers.
DHAYALAN MOODLEY | Mobeni Heights