This Close to Home cartoon shows only one aspect of the many functions performed by a funeral director or mortician – but is sure is a memorable one!
At a school Career Day, Jason’s dad is a funeral director. He has a body on display at the front of the classroom, and he’s holding up a bottle with a tube extending from the bottom. He says, “Now you take the embalming fluid…”
The kids are wide-eyed in their seats. Embalming certainly gets more of an “ick” reaction than say, writing obituaries or filling out paperwork. Driving a hearse might be popular, though.