IamA Mortician AMA!
I am a mortician, funeral director, undertaker, embalmer, death practitioner... whatever you want to call me. I did an AMA a couple years ago that was pretty successful, so I thought it might be time to do another one, and see what other weird questions you guys can come up with.
I have been licensed for about 6 years, and am currently working at a funeral home in a small town in the US, where we serve several rural communities. I have also worked in a large metro area, and a medium-sized town. I am now or have previously been responsible for pretty much every aspect of funeral service, with the exception of ownership. I started out washing hearses and answering phones. I've operated a crematory. I do paperwork. I file death certificates. I embalm. I cosmetize. I arrange and direct funerals. And sometimes, when we're slow, I waste time on reddit. I will do my best to answer your questions truthfully and honestly. I would like to remain anonymous, so I will not give any more specific information about myself personally, or my geographic location.
EDIT: Excellent questions! However, I just took a death call, so I have to actually do some work. I'll try to be back later for more!