Wouldn’t it work just as well at the tanning salon? At least if the self-reflection turns out to be sub-par, it’s this much make-up you won’t have to put on your face for the next 10 days.
“While some people suffer extreme anxiety (been there) and pound on the coffin lid to be let out (miss… miss!), others undergo a complete personal transformation.”
Mmmh. Complete personal transformation. Now well, obviously, I need this the way I need oxygen, just like everyone else in this building and in this town. What a charming idea, indeed. But isn’t the best part about funeral fantasies seeing how everyone sobs and how you’re sorely missed? Isn’t the best part going inside the head of your ex-boyfriend and witness his realization that you were indeed the love of his life? Listen to everyone tearfully recount your endless qualities and talents and how much they loved and believed in you? Watch how anyone who ever was a jerk to you kicks himself in bitter repentance? That’s an awful lot of extras for the Coffin Academy in Daejon, South Korea, to come up with. Especially when they have to service 4,000 Kyobo Insurance employees a week for just under $30 a pop. Maybe people could take turns as mutually forgiving mourners?
“Whether or not the fake funerals will make employees spend more time at the office – or leave their unfulfilling corporate lives – remains to be seen.”
Now that’s preposterous, Abigail. What could possibly be more fulfilling than having a mission in life and getting to complete it anew 22 days out of every month while reaping weekly rewards?