Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Recency bias

The first time I've noticed this sort of thing, ever: "Grave sites. $825"

On a big printed banner in a rather nice cemetery in a part of town resembling Gary, Indiana, before it reverted to nature. Tastefully done, of course.


Blogger New England Guy said...

In honor of this post, I will repeat my late Uncle Bob's comments on this subject.

UB:I'm not getting my wife anything for Christmas this year. She hasn't used what I got her last year.

Listener: That's too bad. What did you get her?

UB: A burial plot.

I am sure he got it from somewhere else (sounds kind of Henny Youngman or Uncle Milty), but my mom assures he was using this line back in the fifties

6:42 AM, July 05, 2016  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

the cemetery business is really in a fix. Inreasingly people are choosing to be cremented with their ashes tossed into the sea, the wiolderness, or someone's face. There was a recnt story about a woman who was eating her husband's ashes one teaspoon a day to remain connected to him.

Add to this the ridiculous inflation in burial costs (even for urns), and you can see this is another industry that is pricing itself out of existence. Will high priced universities be next?

8:01 AM, July 05, 2016  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buried in academia indeed!

12:42 PM, July 05, 2016  

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