“I know what they were going for but I think it’s the ‘We will come to you’ that I find upsetting,” writes Houston Chronicle culture critic Andrew Dansby on his Facebook page.
Dansby tells Swamplot that he spotted the sign in front of the business at 3414 S. Shepherd Dr. while out walking recently and believes it open to two interpretations, other than the no-doubt intended expression of eagerness to provide good service.
One, that they could be so eager, they are ready to pounce on you and cremate you against your will:
Or there’s the “ridiculously obvious” reading:
“‘We will come to you!’ Instead of, y’know, you dropping off your deceased loved one as though he/she were dry cleaning.”
Sort of like “The Undertakers,” a still-shocking 1970 Monty Python sketch.
Photo: Andrew Dansby