Why Good Funeral Directors Know How To Laugh At Themselves

When you work in the funeral service industry, there are a few traits that make you really good at your job.

Some say it’s a service-oriented mindset. Others are just born to be good funeral professionals. A select few are just trying something new, and their sheer curiosity is what drives them into a successful career in the funeral profession.

But if you ask us, the best funeral directors in the funeral profession know how to do one thing better than anyone else…

They know how to laugh at themselves.

Not only does this imply that you’re humble, but it also implies that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

If that sounds like you, you should be warned – there are some knee-slapping chuckles ahead.

Here’s why we believe good funeral directors can take the joke and laugh at themselves:

Because when you’re working with the dead, you have no one else to laugh at but yourself.

You’ve learned that bad days aren’t really bad, they’re just an experience.

And you know that bringing your bad day on others at your funeral home doesn’t work so well.

So instead, you decide to make everyday the best you can.








Maybe death has taught you how precious life really is.

Or maybe you’ve seen so much crazy sh*t, that nothing can truly bother you anymore.

You’ve also learned the art of sometimes-painful-honesty, which has opened up you up to being honest with yourself.

And when you’re honest with yourself, you’re more forgiving of yourself when you mess things up.

You’ve learned the art of using jokes to lighten the mood with families.

And the art of laughing off late night calls.

And when your job is supporting people, smiling is your number one tool.

Speaking of tools, you’ve learned to roll with the punches when it comes to technical difficulties during a service.

Oh, and death certificates taking too long? No problem at all! You’ve got alllll the patience. LOL.

Not only that, but you’re a PRO at taking complaints from client families and not letting them sink in too deep.

In the end, you’ve realized that through all your years of service, you always deserve a good laugh…

A really, really good one.

How do you find ways to have fun and laugh as a funeral director? Tell us in the comments below!

Rochelle Rietow


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