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16% of polled people admit to texting or emailing someone during a funeral?

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  • Raluca September 2, 2009, 8:00 am

    Just wondering: if you’re in an occasion where you deffinitely can’t talk (like the funeral, for instance) and you receive a phone call from someone important, is it right or wrong to hang up o them, and the quickly text something like “sorry can’t talk”?

  • Alexis September 2, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Leave your phone off. Problem solved.

  • Mechtilde September 4, 2009, 7:35 am

    Agreed- at a funeral you should not respond to any call, except for the most dire of emergencies- which would have to be something like the babysitter calling to say that your child was taken seriously ill. Anyone else can wait until afterwards and be told “Sorry I wasn’t able to answer straight away- I was at a funeral”

  • Jillybean July 21, 2010, 1:18 pm

    I’d settle for txting/emailing at a funeral. At my sister-in-law’s mother’s funeral, someone let their phone ring until it went to voicemail, and then CHECKED the voicemail…in the middle of the service, which was in the very small funeral home chapel.

  • badkitty August 11, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Most newer phones give you the option of setting up an auto-reply for situations like this, so it really shouldn’t be an issue.

  • badkitty August 11, 2010, 10:34 pm

    Most newer phones give you the option of setting up an auto-reply for situations like this, so it really shouldn’t be an issue: your phone doesn’t make any noise, but the person who is calling/texting knows right away that you are somewhere that will not permit you to answer or respond just now, and you can still see who called in case you’re worried about the sitter or whatever.

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