This happened about 4 years ago when I was working at a small town convenience store/gas station. A regular customer (Scott) came in to buy diesel for his truck. I knew him a little because I went to school with his son so we had a pleasant conversation while his tank was being filled. There are several funeral homes in the neighboring town who sends funeral notices with information such as who died, their family, when the funeral was, etc. We had gotten several that day and I was talking with Scott while I put them up on the notice board when he all of a sudden became very quiet. He looked at the funeral notices for a moment, looking more upset by the second before saying, “Oh, well I guess my mom died. My brother never told me.” He quickly paid for his diesel and drove away very upset. When I looked at the notice it said that his mom had died 3 days ago. Imagine finding out your mom died from a public funeral notice! 1026-12
Sad. Very sad.