oberder wrote:valerie wrote:oberder wrote:
There's actually one kind of 'job' like that in my country -- in some slums, the person just has to 'sleep' in a coffin, while his/her 'companions' would carry on the act of his/her recent passing -- then they pass a few alms boxes and envelopes to solicit some donations from passer-bys and locals
Nice 'racket' for a lazy one
THAT is almost hilarious!
There's also another racket here that involves paying people to cry at your funeral ( at times favored for Chinese families, they pay some people to act as if they were family members, and cry -- often loudly -- for the one who had passed away )
Paid to Cry ( PTC )
Yes, I have heard of that. I forget what they are called. WAILERS I think. They wail .....