Coffin Warranties

6 09 2007

Today my parents received in the mail a brochure about the 5 year limited warranty they will receive on my grandmother’s coffin.

It is warrantied against all defects in craftsmanship and protected against all Acts of God except earthquakes and flooding.

How bizarre. Being as the coffin is in the ground in a cement vault it is unlikely to be reviewed for defects. I am hard pressed to come up with another Act of God that could possibly damage a coffin other than earthquake or flooding.

The private viewing and graveside services cost close to $10,000. I have a feeling someone paid for this previously unmentioned warranty, otherwise why would a brochure arrive in the mail?

I am tempted to call the number on the brochure to inquire about warranty redemption rate – and success.

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