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So, I'm at a Christmas party for my wife's Real Estate company when the topic of conversation tunrs to the funeral arrangements for a woman that several of the group worked with. It is announced that there would not be a service held as the woman was "peacefully cremated".


The phrase "peacefully cremated" has me baffled. I ask what the alternative to a peaceful cremation was. No one seems to know. I suggest that there is nothing other than a "peaceful cremation". Then I add, "unless we're talking about 1940's Nazi Germany."


Did I stick my foot in it again?


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I agree with what you were thinking. Might not have been the best time to say something about it. This would have been ok if you were speaking with other officers, IMO, but when speaking with and/or around the average civillian, especially in a time of pain, it probably didn't go over real well.


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Gonna go with luke on this one, Nick.  Sounds like something I would say, then realize I'm not among uniformed-service colleagues and think "whups."  But hey, if you're used to being around people (like us) with senses of humor sicker than a five year old with the flu, go right ahead.

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Quite frankly my friend I L.M.A.O. when I read your post.Luke is probably right though,but it is definately what my wife calls Police Humor.Civilians have no concept whatsoever what Police Humor is all about.I once read it is a defense mechanism because we probably see more of real life in any given one month period of time than a civilian does in a lifetime.

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Ouch..did you count the raised brows and gasps in all the silence?  


I did have to giggle at peaceful cremation though..never heard it stated that way!


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     While I think is is an appropriately witty statement that deserves some kind of award , it was probably not OK in that situation. Salvageable, however, because the woman was not family of the group.


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Nah, We're good!

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Hmmm well you know what I think,lol...........ok yeah people seem to get offended over any and every thing so ask yourself this, how many people walk up to you and said "I found what you said to be very offensive" if none I say let sleeping dogs lie.  

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 you do have a point LOL and yes i get that a lot too..... 


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No Ooopsie.. just a Cop sense of humor.


Even my military sense of humor is pretty abrasive have to tone it down around the papa and mama.


But I don't think you said or did anything wrong.


it's called humor... get some.

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I think it was hilarious....... Awkward maybe, but downright hilarious.

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Nope.  Wouldn't put that one off onto the exclusive  "just a cop's sense of humor".. That's funny anywhere folks have an appreciation of black humor.  And that's a LOT of places!


You are definitely the life of the party, BigNTS!


The use of the word "peacefully" in this context was utterly absurd - like a bizarre attempt to soften the word "cremated" as if to ensure everyone the deceased was truly expired, totally dead and otherwise not alive the moment the furnace fired up.  I can't think of anything funnier.


But if  "peacefully cremated" is coming out of a business associate's mouth and the gathering suddenly hits a somber and bereaved note...um...yeah...you goofed!  You wife wins the debate!


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BigNTS says ...



So, I'm at a Christmas party for my wife's Real Estate company when the topic of conversation tunrs to the funeral arrangements for a woman that several of the group worked with. It is announced that there would not be a service held as the woman was "peacefully cremated".


The phrase "peacefully cremated" has me baffled. I ask what the alternative to a peaceful cremation was. No one seems to know. I suggest that there is nothing other than a "peaceful cremation". Then I add, "unless we're talking about 1940's Nazi Germany."


Did I stick my foot in it again?



You have to know that this is typical "Cop Humor", someone fed you a stright line and it jumped out.  I knew I liked you, like me you are so politically correct it is amazing.  My comment might have been "How can burning someone to ashes be peaceful?"  I guess that would not be politically correct eather.

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 LMAO!!

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I agree with what you were thinking. Might not have been the best time to say something about it. This would have been ok if you were speaking with other officers, IMO, but when speaking with and/or around the average civillian, especially in a time of pain, it probably didn't go over real well.



 


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I find myself laughing at my own jokes sometimes more than others. Its all good. Maybe you wont have to worry about having them over anymore...

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might have been a bit out lof line...definelty police humor though

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I can't blame you, I probably would have said somthing very similar!

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Hey, Nick. No Oopsie, it's a serious question you pose. Best to dicuss ths away from the dinner party, though :)


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Nah, I make heads shake too.  Got your back Nick...

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Nawww!  You're good!

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You are kind of like me, open mouth, change foot.  But it was a true comment you made.


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