||[May. 28th, 2009|08:14 pm]
The Question Club
You must pick one or the other as your permanent career (you'll be doing it from now until ~65):|
A funeral home director: you're the dude/dudine who arranges coffins, gravestones, flowers, etc. for the deceased's family and runs the funeral home. You don't have any direct contact with dead bodies (you're only a director), but you're called upon to help facilitate the grieving process and will come in contact with a lot of crying, hysterical, grieving people.
An embalmer: you're the dude/dudine who prepares the body for viewing and burial (cleaning, embalming, dressing, reconstruction, makeup, etc.). You never have to come in contact with the families of the deceased, but you'll probably have to fix up young people, children, babies, car accident victims, drowning victims, and other assorted "gross" bodies, not just people who died of old age.
Which would you pick? I'd be an embalmer, because the really gross and really sad cases probably won't bother me, and it would be interesting in a really weird morbid way.
What are the last two articles you've read on Wikipedia? The article on morticians and embalming (ha ha), and the article on the Mark series British WWI tanks.