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Friday, May 04, 2007

This is just wrong


  • At 5/07/2007 09:26:00 PM, Blogger Daisy Martin said…

    That may be wrong on so many levels, but what a deal!

  • At 5/07/2007 09:44:00 PM, Blogger Sphincter said…

    Yes. Yes it is wrong.

  • At 5/08/2007 01:56:00 AM, Blogger Marie said…

    is this for real??? a do-it-yourself casket? or is there a typo in there? :) :) in the end, dying isn't so expensive at all!!! for $ 14.95, one can die in style!!! what a life!!!!

  • At 5/08/2007 03:46:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Toast said…

    Yep, it's for real ... this was in a catalog from a company that sells high-quality tools and woodworking supplies to home craftsmen. Their customers are the kind of people who custom-build their own furniture and have a shop full of power tools and equipment worth five figures or more. Some of these guys take their hobbies pretty seriously.

    I've been thinking about this since I posted it a couple of days ago, and if I really stretch my imagination, I guess I can see how building a casket for a departed close family member can indeed be the ultimate "personal touch". And I suppose a psychologist could make a case that doing so could help the survivor to deal with their grief. When someone close to you dies, you feel so helpless; but in this case, here's one small thing you can still have control over, and that labor of love might help bring closure and acceptance.

    Nevertheless, I still think a do-it-yourself casket is pretty bizarre.


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