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So I had a really fat envelope in the mail today.
Top sheet read:
“Dear family Melantrys,
we learned of the death in your family via the daily paper.
By no means do we mean to offend you by sending you our catalogue.
As Germany’s biggest gravestone dealer we’d like to introduce ourselves to you with our new catalogue.
(…) death (…) finality (…) dignified monument (…) thankfulness towards and bond with departed (yadda-yadda)”
This alone would already annoy me immensely.
They claim to be the biggest in Germany, and they have nothing better to do than to trawl the obituaries and send the bereaved families their fucking catalogue?!
What annoys me even more is that they already did the job. The funeral parlour we hired used them to add the new engraving. The stone was done two weeks ago.
Maybe someone should have compared their obituary/catalogue candidates list with their actual order list…