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A man I worked with years ago died very suddenly this week, about a month after he retired. I missed his retirement party, and now will never have a chance to reconnect with him. But that's not why I'm writing this.

Another ex-co-worker sent out the funeral information and a link to the funeral home in Thomaston, Ga. that is in charge of the service. I went to see if an obituary had been posted, and, dear me, what a Web site. There's the recorded audio sales pitch that plays every time you hit the home page. The muddy-colored navigation bars on the left column. And oh, the grammar and spelling: the "Grief Libary"--it's spelled that way in the links on each page and in the page title and banner. The tiled background image that's too big (or too small) to look good. The blurb on renovation plans on the home page, with extremely erratic curly-quotes and some random capitalization. Add in the funeral-home-speak: "Pre-Need" "After Care" "At Need". If you have to see for yourself, it's the Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home.

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nlbarber
May. 10th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Did you notice the contact information for the page designer said "Email eThomaston by clicking here"? *shudder*
katana137uk
May. 10th, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
Eeek! That is nasty!
sunlizzard
May. 10th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Y'know, you have to wonder if the name wasn't originally "paisley"...? And when you start out with a mis-spelled name, fer pity's sake, it's just gotta be downhill from there! Hee!
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