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The council immediately backtracked and apologised to the lady, it would seem that some paper pusher probably issued the fine without really thinking about it. So the title of the thread is actually misleading.
I'm kind of pushing for a viking funeral,
but the lumber for the viking longship might be a TAD bit expensive.
This is a whole outrageous and heartbreaking situation. The complete lack of empathy towards parents that have lost an child speaks volumes regarding the insensitivity prevalent in today's world.
Officials at the crematorium, run by a local English council, impose an extra charge if any funeral runs over its 30-minute slot.
A council spokesman apologised for making the extra fee.
"We understand that sometimes more time may be preferred and so families are offered the chance to book extra time if they need it,’ he said.
"This means when funerals that have not taken up this option over-run, a fee is automatically charged.
"However, when we learned that there were extenuating circumstances we, of course, refunded the extra charge."
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
The vicor gave her permission, so I don't know if the I believe 'warrant officer' had no respect for the vicor, or if he just didn't tell the officer he gave her longer.