BJ'S BLOG 09/03/14 "Skype During a Funeral??"
The topic of today’s Group Therapy is a subject that offers unquestionable proof that we are living in the future.
A Rock-A-Holic named Mark brought us this topic, which concerns the funeral of a close family friend. Mark’s sister was particularly close to the dearly departed, but she found herself unable to fly out in time for the funeral. Not wanting to miss the occasion completely, Mark’s sister asked if she could be part of the proceedings via Skype.
Mark isn’t exactly onboard with the idea, so he’s looking for some advice. Should he pursue his sister’s request to have a Skype feed from the funeral, or is it simply unacceptable?
Honestly, my first reaction is to remember the episode of The Big Bang Theory in which Sheldon has his face transmitted to a video screen on a robot while he was away from his friends, and the end result was less than optimal for everyone involved. I’m not making light of the loss in this case, but I’m really not sure about this whole scenario. I definitely think that the sister should be asking for this accommodation herself, rather than asking her brother to address the issue.
What do you think about this one, folks?