Two to the power of… Funeral Directing

Charles Cowling

 

You remember Kathryn’s post here setting out the rules of the Two Things game? Here’s how it goes:

For every subject, there are only two things you really need to know.  Everything else is the application of these two things, or just not important. 

Example: 

The Two Things about Arranging a Funeral

1. Do what needs to be done.
2. Do NOT do what doesn’t need to be done.

Ru Callender

1. The bereaved are free to arrange pretty much whatever they want for a funeral.
2. The bereaved are often too blasted by grief to know what they want.

Kathryn Edwards

 

Today’s challenge: 

The Two Things about Funeral Directing

 

Customary GFG cigar to the best entry. 

 

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Jehdeiah
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Jehdeiah

1. Listen, guide, direct
2. Direct, guide, listen

Lyra Mollington
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Lyra Mollington

1)Guide like a kind shepherd
2)The bereaved are not sheep

sweetpea
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sweetpea

1. Do as you would be done by.

2. Remember they’re not you.

Fran Hall
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Fran Hall

Can’t improve on Ru’s succinct analysis, but here’s a supplementary offering:

1. The one person who the funeral is all about won’t be there.

2. The people who are there are what a funeral is all about.

Kathryn Edwards
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Kathryn Edwards

1. Uniformed people induce compliance at a gathering.

2. Numerous accessories can be made available.

gloria mundi
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1. Funeral directors don’t actually direct the funeral ceremony
2. Funeral directors have a lot of control over the funeral ceremony.

Jenny Uzzell
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I have to say, I think Rupert’s suggestion pretty much has this one sewn up as well!