This is why funerals of prominent personalities are elaborately laid out social events that are well attended. They have planners, caterers, freelance photographers, security, ushers, venders selling pin up badges of the deceased and, ultimately, guests of honour.
These are typically the area politicians on the campaign trail notorious for their fashionable late entrance half way through proceedings. I always wondered why they could never keep time. Well as I came to find out, it is because they are on a circuit, hopping from one funeral to the next on a busy weekend.
This might explain why a politician can walk in royally late, disrupt the ceremony, be granted a place in the speaker’s program and leave as soon as they finish talking as long as they remember to say that they were held up at an earlier funeral.
It shows that they are caring. You would think they would at least stick it out and wait for the final rites but sorry; another funeral awaits their honourable presence.
It is ridiculous how the passing of well-known personalities draws in politicians much like vultures to a carcass. Like the notorious scavengers, they hover from one funeral to the next feeding off grief.
You would even think their eyes are forever buried in the obituary pages.