UNDER normal circumstances, the reason for attending a funeral is to pay respect to the deceased, and to show support for the bereaved’s family.
Any spiritual upliftment gained from the service is welcome and the time spent contemplating your own life is often greatly beneficial.
However, there is a person (or group of people) who view funerals in a different light altogether.
This is an opportunity to prey on unsuspecting, grieving folk, and grab whatever they can find from handbags or wallets.
Is there a sub-species I am unaware of?
This is a crime that is so heartless – one of the wallets stolen at a funeral at St John’s Anglican Church in Walmer belonged to the daughter of the man we had just paid tribute to. Instead of being able to take comfort from supportive friends, the family ended up apologising to the people who were robbed.
What a sick society have we created where not even a church is immune to the worst traits of human nature?
I hope you and your friends get caught.
I hope you go to jail. And when your time comes, I hope your soul never finds peace. You are disgusting!
Cora Adcock, Humewood