you don’t love me anymore begone
someone asked me the other day about what they should do to either mask or get used to decomp smell during removals, and some advice they had gotten was to wait until the embalming chemicals strip away their sense of smell. which really happens, by the way.
and for some reason I’m all pissed off about it today. not at the person who asked the question, just at the industry in general. you embalm in full gear when you’re at school but absolutely no one embalms with much more than gloves and a smock in the real world, and it’s kinda messed up because embalming fluid is just the nastiest shit and is very capable of giving you cancer.
also there’s this really strange “macho” attitude in the industry regarding chemical fumes where it’s like you’re almost expected to not be worried about them when you’re actually out in the world embalming.
but wear a respirator yo even if people make fun of you, because embalming fluids are SO nasty for you.
none of that shit in the dark knight would have gone down if billy dee williams had still been harvey dent
"if i can knock the skull open, i can burn the brains down faster" and other things none of you are also thinking right now on new year’s eve 2013
some alarms I’ve set for myself for tonight
Unfortunately the best advice you got is, indeed, the best advice, I think. the smell bothers some people and it doesn’t bother other people, I guess. Maybe you’ll get used to it, but I know people in the business who never have.
Anyone have any suggestions?EDIT: suggestion from letskeepthisasecret-babe: “whenever I worked with cadavers I put this strong peppermint cream above my lip so all I smelled was peppermint the whole time.” thanatothallium suggests spraying syncav in the mouth and cavities and turning the fans on high, but since you’re asking about what to use on removals, that may not be practical.
i walk around all day surrounded by a cloud of human ash like a really metal version of pigpen from peanuts
When I was in the second grade I made this little piece of paper with “phone book” written on it and folded it in half, and I went around the class and got everyone’s phone number. And this one kid gave me like 12 numbers in the beginning sure as shit was not The local area code. and it took me a number of years to realize that little bitch didn’t know his own damn phone number.
studying for my last funeral directing exam with the scooby gang. I don’t care how formulaic this show is and that every episode is almost exactly the same it makes me really happy and it was one of the best impromptu purchases I’ve made
is that blaaargh
thanks yo check out arsenicandspace, morbiddesires, funeralfarm, interludedbeauty, mortreport too. tons of other funeral people i follow that i know i can’t think of but i don’t feel like going through everyone agggh but you’re all awesome
also i didn’t know funeralfarm was hot so yeah