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Lisa Rollins


For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!


BRITS CAN RENT MOURNERS FOR FUNERALS

How SAD is this? A British company called "Rent-A-Mourner" provides fake mourners that will attend your loved one's funeral for just 45 Pounds an hour. Ian Robertson, the company's founder, said he was inspired by the popularity of similar services in Asia. The service works like so: The client meets with the hired mourners ahead of the service then gives them a background on the life of the deceased. Robertson explained, "They will be informed of the deceased's background, achievements, failures etc. so they can converse with other mourners with confidence." Rent-A-Mourner currently has a staff of 20, comprised of Robertson's friends -- as opposed to actors. He said, "We were actually inspired by the market growth in China. The Middle Eastern way is to provide wailers -- crying women -- as opposed to the quiet, dignified methods we use." The company is in its second year and Robertson said their bookings are up "50% year on year." He added, "At the moment it's not the sort of thing most people can treat as a career, but if it continues to increase in popularity then crying on demand could soon become a highly-prized skill." (The Sun)

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03/27/2013 8:53AM
BRITS CAN RENT MOURNERS FOR FUNERALS
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