Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BOGO

INDIANAPOLIS-
It's a buy-one, get-one free sale- at a cemetery of all places.

Memorial Park Cemetery on Indianapolis' far east side was offering plots at the bargain-basement price in one section of it's grounds.

It's not another telling sign of the recession. General Manager Mark McCronklin says it's a promotion the cemetery has run for several years around Memorial Day in May.

McCronklin says it's just a closeout sale on one section and the cemetery is doing very well.

Signs along the street outside the cemetery also advertise that no one with bad credit will be turned down.

10 comments:

MorningAJ said...

I guess lots of people want to spend eternity side by side so it makes sense to buy two plots together. I find the whole thing a bit odd though (I don't want to be buried - they're gonna burn me!)

Ms Sparrow said...

I would have thought it was because the plots aren't selling well due to the increasing trend toward cremation. It makes you wonder how many millions of acres of viable farmland have been used for cemeteries. The day may come when it will need to be converted back to farmland. (I sense a futuristic novel there!)

Jenny Woolf said...

Mmm, I'd be pretty chary of that, once a cemetery starts having sales you wonder what will happen if it closes....

John Gray said...

would anyone want to actually buy from this this cemetery?
i doubt it... then again.......

Jim said...

Could it be that more people are being cremated and they have no use for a grave site? Just wondering......

Stew said...

I don't believe the cemetery is in fear of closing and I understand someone in their marketing dept thought this might fill up the section.
It is my belief that a funeral should be a reflection of the person's life. I get it that they can be expensive but it should never come down to cost or "what's on sale". I can see one of those thrifty coupon clippers taking advantage of this, as a reflection of how they lived.

Stew said...

In the movie Poltergiest, they built houses on a cemetery. But in your novel, they are feeding America from food grown in cemetery soil.... I like it. But realistically all that cement from the vaults would get in the way even after moving out the granite markers. But it would still make a great story.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Wow. That just strikes me as really bizarre. Next they´ll attach festive balloons to the signs and maybe have free hot dogs and soft drinks!

Stew said...

Ice cold beverages sounds great on those hot summer graveside services. Maybe a clown too, what do you think. Oh, we already have a minister.

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