The 23 Most Inappropriate Things To Happen At A Funeral


Cousin’s grandfather died. One of the cousins was too young to really know what was going on, other than grandpa was gone. Some of the older cousins were messing with him, telling him some interesting tales. After the ceremony, when they were wheeling the casket out of the church, out of the silence the kid says “is this where they take him out back and shoot him?” They almost needed another funeral for me. I couldn’t breath for 15 minutes.


“Don’t worry, you’ll be with him soon” – my sister to my grandma at my grandad’s funeral. My grandma was crying, me and my family aren’t openly emotional people so I still give her credit for trying.


My grandmother divorced and remarried later in life. At her funeral, there was a family brawl between my side of the family and my grandmother’s husband’s side of the family. Since neither side were related to each other, there was some disagreement over inheritance, and things got ugly. There was a literal brawl in the funeral home right in front of the casket! I wasn’t involved (I live in another country), but when I heard about it, I was once again justified in putting thousands of miles between me and my crazy family.


The worst was when a member of the deceased’s family stood up during the long-winded preacher’s seemingly endless sermon and asked him to “please stop talking” (because they’d be late arriving for the restaurant reception following the service).

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of