For my final blog I decided to write about the costs in the funeral industry. This is something that really stood out to me because I think it is more than unfair how much everything costs. Not only is the family already going through a hard time but now they have to fork out so much money to be able to give the funeral the person may have wanted. I know that it is not a requirement to have a nice, expensive funeral but the person should be able to have that. I know in some instances of huge financial crisis the county will then fund the burial but in that case we all know everything will be done as cheap as it can come. I really do not think it is fair that even after someone has died they are still getting defined by what social class they are in. I also think that people that sell items used for a funeral would be more likely to rip people off. In one of our lectures it was said that “the bereaved are not in any position to shop around for the best deals” as well as the emotional state at the time around a funeral does not always allow for “objectivity and cool headedness.” Unfortunately people that are out to make money will take advantage of these kinds of people and make them pay a lot more than they need to for what they are getting. As well as everything being so expensive, there are multiple different things that you have to pay for such as; professional services, embalming, body disposition, caskets, facilities, intake fees, etc. It is just crazy to me that in a time of such grief you are required to pay large sums of money to be able to have your loved one put to rest.