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  1. Saturday 16th April 2011 at 9:46 am

    […] Judicious juxtaposition. Hat tip @StNeotsFunerals […]

  2. andrew plume

    Friday 15th April 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Charles – I have to chip in here regarding our kind, generous and very cheap(sic)friends at f’care – their branch nearest to me, which constantly gets the run around by the independent competition, isn’t satisfied with the mauve shop front, nor the mauve signs on the forecourt, no they have a flag pole too with their logo on as well – pretty repellent I feel

  3. Jonathan

    Thursday 14th April 2011 at 6:11 pm

    At least this picture leaves you with no illusions about what you’re going to get if you walk through that door with your eyes open. They use their own name (for a change), and fill their window with black gravestones and posters about, presumably, things like funeral plans and “because we care” propaganda.

    No secrets in Consett, Co. Durham, then.

    Sad thing is, though, that still so many people don’t know there’s any alternative or, if they do, know where to look for it, or even have the energy and assertiveness to do so. They just assent to being treated that way so as to get the nasty business over with as soon as possible.

    So what’s the big deal about the poster on the wall next to it? It simply reinforces the impression that the funeral director gives in his own window. But I hardly need point that out, do I!

  4. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 9:11 am

    Already beaten to it, Tony. Caesar sic in omnibus, Pompey sic intram.

  5. Tony Piper

    Thursday 14th April 2011 at 8:54 am

    I’m looking forward to reading about the first ‘Sic In Transit’ Gloria!

  6. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 8:22 am

    A Reaper. That has a ring to it. Well, a knell. So does Gloria in Absentia – a choral ring. Good to have you back, GM!

  7. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 8:11 am

    Pricelss. The ad agency has apologised, and removed it. Pity.
    I’ve awarded them a Gloria in Absentia. Or maybe we should institute a new award – a Reaper.

  8. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 3:19 am

    Brilliant. If any try to escape, they won’t get far.

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