Reading the news reports of President Reagan’s funeral, I read something interesting in this article about the whole process. It seems to be a somber affair, as one would expect of a funeral. However, some are treating it “more like a parade” than a funeral. I don’t have a problem with this, for the most part. While standing on chairs to take pictures may be a little tacky, a state funeral is as much a celebration of America as it is the mourning of a president. I don’t think it’s a significant disrespect, so I don’t really care.
But then there is this:
After the building was opened to the public, some people left crying, but others got on their cell phones to ask if they had been seen on television.
I’m sure those people were respectful in the Rotunda, but why bother if you’re just an ass who wants to be on the TV. You’re delaying the people who want to express a genuine emotion. If getting on the TV is your only goal, Jerry Springer is looking for you. Save us the burden of being distracted by you, because you’re no different than the morons who sit behind home plate at every baseball game, talking on your cell phone, waving at the TV. Nobody likes you.
Instead, show some class. In case you need a lesson in how, here’s your example.
I can’t make it any clearer.