Oh, what a beautiful mourning…

December 6, 2007

I’m always looking for careers that might interest my readers, and you recent grads may want to consider the exciting field of professional mourning. It turns out, some families will pay total strangers to sob, convulse and crawl on the ground at funerals.

You’re thinking, Bob, that sounds too easy, but it’s not. You just try weeping on command. Generally, people who can do that break down into several groups:

  • Professional actors
  • Two-year-old children
  • People who just finished watching “To Kill a Mockingbird”

So, if you think you can do as well as those people can, maybe you should start chopping onions and read Ralph Jennings’ story:

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President George W. Bush with a crying baby in a 2006 photo. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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Don’t you people believe in changing diapers?!

I’m not that much of a mourning person.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Help, Mommy! It’s got me!

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

OMG what an ugly man someone just shoot me now and get his dang hands off me!!!

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