Thursday, July 2, 2009
Why The Funeral Guy
Why I became The Funeral Guy is different from why I decided to work with the dead and their families. That is a long story for another time. I started calling myself The Funeral Guy soon after I began at the funeral home. I was in the front office one morning when a sort of rough biker type dude came in the door. Now we do get our share of "walk-ins" because we happen to be down the street from a hospital. (How's that for smart business?) So I went up to the man and asked if I could be of any assistance. The gentleman quite matter-of-factly said , "My mom just died down the street. Are you the funeral guy?" I've always been a lover of how Americans use language. I've been The Funeral Guy ever since.