It was a straightforward question and it deserved a straight forward answer.
The elderly lady who was choosing a coffin from a catalog asked me, ‘ Are the pillows that come with these coffins soft? Or are they firm? Would you say they are comfortable? ”
I was a Funeral Director and my calling, on that day was to help this lady and her husband.
I looked at the model she had her finger on. and I looked at it. Then I looked at her.
” Those pillows are decorative. I would not call them comfortable. ”
” For that price, they should be. Well. I’ll bring his favorite from home. Is that okay? ”
I told her it was perfectly fine,
because it was.