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No mention of the funerals?

I love the big funerals in which the funeral director hires a bunch of guys in ill-fitting suits to take up nearly every parking spot within several blocks of the church (extra points when they bring their own supply of cones). Then there is the hearse and the limo, and the flower car and a bunch of other cars all double parked on top of that. Then once the funeral ends, according to today's Post, we are supposed to stop driving so the "procession" can roll on by without interruption. You see, mourners are simply not capable of using a GPS or map to find where the cemetery is.

For the funeral homes, its all just money in the bank. They are selling the experience (which includes free parking and Presidential-motorcade-style travel), preying on those with more emotions than money at their weakest hour. So why shouldn't the city subsidize this? Its your last chance to get something for nothing from "the man" before you spend eternity buried in the ground.

According to DDOT, you are supposed to pay $55 for a funeral parking permit, but come on, we all know the city would never go after the churches or funeral homes on this.

by dcdriver on Dec 5, 2012 3:14 pm • linkreport

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