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Well, i saw the ultimate show of disrespect for a deceased person today.  I went for a short walk a while ago and a hearse, complete with coffin inside, passed me.  A car, from behind the hearse then sped up and passed it with "Get of of the -expletive- way.  Since when is it acceptable for someone to do this?  I don't think any family were with it as there was no 'second car' but I felt awful for the deceased and the driver of the hearse.

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in my younger days a couple would stand in respect on the pavement as one went by,also the man would lower his cap or hat,this is complete/utter disrespect.

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41 minutes ago, Vaati said:

Well, i saw the ultimate show of disrespect for a deceased person today.  I went for a short walk a while ago and a hearse, complete with coffin inside, passed me.  A car, from behind the hearse then sped up and passed it with "Get of of the -expletive- way.  Since when is it acceptable for someone to do this?  I don't think any family were with it as there was no 'second car' but I felt awful for the deceased and the driver of the hearse.

Maybe the offending driver was on an urgent appointment, and didn't want to be stuck behind a slow moving hearse.

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5 minutes ago, bassett one said:

in my younger days a couple would stand in respect on the pavement as one went by,also the man would lower his cap or hat,this is complete/utter disrespect.

I'm not 'old' but I have seen that before rarely see it these days.

 

5 minutes ago, Padders said:

Maybe the offending driver was on an urgent appointment, and didn't want to be stuck behind a slow moving hearse.

But to say what the driver said (there is a reason i have expletive as it would have been in the swear filter). There was no reason for it IMO.

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40 minutes ago, Padders said:

Maybe the offending driver was on an urgent appointment, and didn't want to be stuck behind a slow moving hearse.

Hmmm... :huh:


... maybe he was late for his own funeral? :suspect:

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About ten years ago i saw a couple of boys about  10/12 years of age on bicycles, i was amazed when a hearse went passed and they all got off their bikes and stopped for a few seconds until it had passed, if i was their parents i would have been so proud of them, there is the odd idiot out there, but most people still  have manners and show respect

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6 hours ago, Vaati said:

Well, i saw the ultimate show of disrespect for a deceased person today.  I went for a short walk a while ago and a hearse, complete with coffin inside, passed me.  A car, from behind the hearse then sped up and passed it with "Get of of the -expletive- way.  Since when is it acceptable for someone to do this?  I don't think any family were with it as there was no 'second car' but I felt awful for the deceased and the driver of the hearse.

Disgraceful 

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I remember when I was a child, if someone died on your road, everyone closed their curtains when the hearse drove along the road.

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The thing that makes me mad about theses type of  (err, I won't call them drivers)  majority of the time they get away with their wrecklessness behaviour and some poor bugger sometimes travelling with their family suffer  their stupidity,  I just wish the Police were around especially in cases like this, not blaming the Police in anyway, they can't be everywhere.  On saying this, its usually just a matter of time before these idiots meet their comeuppence. :loopy:

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3 hours ago, pattricia said:

I remember when I was a child, if someone died on your road, everyone closed their curtains when the hearse drove along the road.

I remember the closed curtain routine from Crosspool in the 1950's.  If I were walking to/from school I'd have to take my cap off and stand to attention while the hearse passed.

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The incident in the OP is an example of the entitled arrogance seemingly so prevalent in society these days, I think.

 

I would like to add, as full disclosure, that I overtook a hearse once.  It was on a dual carriageway, and I dithered about it for a bit before I did, but work didn't really give us long enough to travel between clinics to allow for a 20 minute delay following a hearse 😔

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Unfortunately a few days ago a neighbour died alone and had been dead a few days before his body was found and subsequently removed. He was single and a recluse. When his body was removed I stood opposite the hearse with crossed hands and bowed head. I was the only one to show respect.

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