Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mom fined for grieving too long...are you serious??

I hate this story!!!!!!!

I read this story at

There was this mum in England, and her son died at 5 weeks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
So, she was at her funeral and the vicar asked if she would like 10 more minutes to see her son. Of course, she said yes.
Officials at the crematorium, run by a local English council, impose an extra charge if any funeral runs over its 30-minute slot. However, the couple's funeral directors said there was plenty of time for the next funeral which was not due to take place for another 50 minutes. The mother was fined £86 ($173) for spending too long at her son's tiny coffin before it was taken away for cremation.

A council spokesman apologised for making the extra fee. "We understand that sometimes more time may be preferred and so families are offered the chance to book extra time if they need it,’ he said. "This means when funerals that have not taken up this option over-run, a fee is automatically charged. "However, when we learned that there were extenuating circumstances we, of course, refunded the extra charge." < >

Well, thanks a million for refunding the fee!
Gosh! How crazy has our world become if they're doing that, forcing poor mothers to leave their children all because of a time-slot? I wonder how they'd feel if they were fined for staying too long. I know they're a business, just doing their job, but how are they going to get people to us their services by fining people?


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