Funerals are already tragic affairs. But apparently in some countries, there’s a big push to make your funeral as tragic and mournful as possible. While most people resort to playing “Memories” or “The Sound of Silence”, people in some countries, mainly China, the Middle East, and parts of Africa, hire a team of professional mourners.
That’s right. You can be paid cold hard cash to cry at someone else’s funeral. The practice is apparently starting to become pretty popular in the UK so if you’re the sensitive type, consider putting in an application.