The 23 Most Inappropriate Things To Happen At A Funeral


At my grandfather’s funeral, the pastor at the church my grandfather (and most of our family) went to was presiding over it, and during her speech let out some commentary about “how my grandfather was a real father, not like all the baby daddies of this current generation, running around from woman to woman, doing what they please”. We got what she was trying to say, and while it was true, there are many, many better ways to word a sentiment like that. My parents were rightfully pissed.


I couldn’t make my grandmothers funeral but my brother told me this one. My cousin, who is like 15 at the time, gets up and makes a beautiful eulogy about grandma that couldn’t be any sweeter. My estranged aunt had come to the funeral and in the middle of the eulogy of this 15 year old girl she loudly says, “am I in the right place? She surely isn’t talking about my mom”. It didn’t go over well.


At my Great Uncle’s funeral some distant family member who was the pastor at some church made the weirdest comment. He said that he was in a better place especially since he was buried, because when Armageddon comes the dead will rise up to form Jesus’s army. Those who are cremated or prepared in another fashion would not be able to help in the war against the devil.

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