Aunt Onion just passed away. Papa and Mommy Onion went to Funeral Home XX for the arrangement of Aunt Onion’s funeral. The melancholic Papa Onion and Mommy Onion inquired a staff about the funeral package, “We would like to arrange a funeral for an elder member of the family. Package at a modest price is fine.” Mommy Onion started crying.
The staff comforted, “I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sure your ancestor won’t be happy to know you’re this upset. Do you mind me asking the deceased person’s relationship with you? ” Papa Onion replied, “She is our aunt. She treated us like her own children. Before we get to fulfill our filial piety …she was involved in a car accident… ”
After seeing the heartbroken Papa Onion, the staff said, “How is the regular package good enough? She treated you as if you were of her own. You have to hold a lavish funeral, or else how can she rest in peace?” Papa Onion replied, “We aren’t that wealthy. We just want it to be simple and decent. ”
The staff said, “Well, people are going to think you are unfilial. Also, you probably don’t feel good about it either! This HK$388,888 package best suits you. If you make the funeral decent, your ancestors will bless your descendants and your family and protect you all from misfortune. If not, you’ll be in trouble. Your family will be cursed. ”
Papa and Mommy Onion were perturbed by the repeated persuasion and suggestion of misfortune that will be caused by not buying the recommended package for two hours. Papa Onion finally said, “Fine, we take it.”