Drive-Thru Viewing of the Dead

Need to pay your respect to the dearly departed, but in a big hurry? That's not a problem in this Compton Funeral Home: it has a drive-thru viewing of the dead.

Visitors are greeted by a huge red-lettered sign above the entrance of the stone building on East Palmer Street. In the reception lounge, gold chandeliers dangle so low that tall visitors have to duck. Plastic swathes the pink upholstered seats.

And off to the side of the main double doors is the covered and paved 12-foot wide drive-thru, its long glass display window visible from the street. [...]

"You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects," said Scott Adams. "It's a convenience thing."


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And I could see it being a good compromise for folks that are worried about showing emotion in front of others or want to say something in private to the deceased. Being able to do it from the "privacy" of your own car would help you be able to get the closure you want without the face to face with other mourners issue.
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I could see it being nice if you cared about a person and wanted to go the viewing, but didn't really know their family well or weren't well liked by their family. There's been viewings and services that I'd have sort of wanted to attend, but it was better for everyone involved for me to skip it. This would have been a nice compromise. The folks that would have supported or understood why I was there could have seen my name in the book if I chose to sign it, but there wouldn't have been opportunity for awkwardness or confrontation.
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This would be the greatest place ever to do some prank show clips.

You could have a driver drive the mark through as an open joke with the victim, then the "dead" person looks back at them or sits up.

It'd be a hoot...
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