Top 10 Things You Should Never Do at a Funeral

Funerals are very serious things. Don't go to one and do any of these things. (Also, if you're actually going to one soon, you might want to save this for later.)
The Top Ten
1 Laugh

This should be at number 2 or 3 since "Sit on the dead person" and "Start a fight" are on there. This is very disrespectful to the deceased person, as well as their family and friends.

Why isn't this ranked number one? If you laugh at a funeral, not only will you receive disapproving looks from everyone, but they might also metaphorically send you to Mars.

Unless it's the funeral of a serial killer, pedophile, rapist, or gang member.

2 Sit on the dead person

Well, I can't say I disagree, but if they're in a coffin, how would you even hope to accomplish this?

Do you want everyone to joke about sitting on your dead body?

3 Make jokes

You shouldn't make jokes, even if they have nothing to do with the funeral or the deceased person. Funerals are sad events and a tribute to the deceased.

"I hate how funerals are at 9 am. I'm not really much of a mourning person."
But in all seriousness, funerals are not really a place to tell jokes.

If you're like me and have a clearly vivid sense of humor, it's not exactly a great idea to use it at a funeral.

4 Fart
5 Blast a very loud heavy metal song

Unless it's a song the deceased wanted to be played at their funeral.

This is just plain wrong, given the context.

6 Fall asleep

I think this is worse than farting because it's usually easier to avoid and harder to ignore.

7 Read this list
8 Start a fight

Funerals are not supposed to be violent. If a fight occurs, it is considered very offensive towards the deceased person along with their family and friends.

Note: Why is there a picture of cats fighting instead of humans or stick figures?

9 Read a book

Again, this is deemed disrespectful by most people.

Yeah, this is a sign of boredom and not caring.

10 Burp

Same idea as farting. It's just bad manners anyway.

The Contenders
11 Go on social media

Really, social media is a headache anyway, and you can check out whatever it is later.

12 Get drunk

I imagine a lot of people actually might do this, but it could lead to some serious problems.

13 Listen to loud music
14 Blame someone
15 Eat a snack

Not as bad as burping or passing gas, but still, funerals are supposed to be pretty silent. If you have hypoglycemia, I suppose it's okay, but still...

It depends. If it's good, you can, as long as you make sure to be quiet.

16 Speculate on who will be next

Possibly the worst thing to do at a funeral. I might want this to happen at mine!

I'm surprised neither I nor anyone else thought of this.

17 Stream Netflix on your phone

You really shouldn't have your phone with you if this is what you use it for.

18 Watch YouTube
19 Play video games
20 Claim the deceased is in hell
21 Get the Coronavirus
22 Badmouth the deceased
23 Cry on the body
24 Arrive late

Arriving late shows that you didn't care about them enough.

25 Cough
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