It never really occurred to me that you could save a buck on a burial; then again I'm not in the business. Fairfax Mortuary, in Virginia, is.
I watched the mortuary being built, a consequence of its location being adjacent to a main thoroughfare. And when the building was complete I found myself slightly amused at seeing a huge "Now Open" sign draped across its entrance.
Now I suppose mortuaries must "compete" for business like any other establishment, though I'm not sure I really care to delve into or explore just what those competitive practices might be. Some things are just better left mysteries.
But sometimes mysteries have a life of their own and so this past April, while I was out shooting pictures, part of the mystery of the funeral business leapt out at me. I'd almost forgotten about this image until it popped up this morning while I was searching for another shot I'd taken.
Apparently, funeral homes have "sales" just like everyone else. Who knew?
I found this sign conveniently located on the side entrance of the Fairfax Mortuary. Strategically located for visitors; first time "guests" come in through the front entrance and obviously aren't in need of a "deal."