Last Updated on August 13, 2021 by MyGh.Online
A funeral director has left Twitter users quietly giggling at his morbid jokes and his dark sense of humour.
Most people think that dealing with death on a daily basis is a grim job, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be like that. For funeral director Caleb Wilde, he has proven that his career can be hilarious at times, in the appropriate context of course.
With more than 18,000 followers on Twitter, the cheeky funeral director’s tweets are the definition of dark comedy at its finest.
The sixth-generation mortician works for the family business, and speaks very intimately (and bluntly) about his experiences on a day-to-day basis, which are pretty eye opening.
His main goal is to ‘demystify death and shine some light on the funeral industry with a mix of humour and helpful hints.’
His family have been in the death business since 1888 and he started his blog around nine years ago. At one point, he actually had the chance at a reality TV show about death rituals, but sadly, it never happened.
Jokes about different seasonal embalming fluid favours? Only from Caleb Wilde. He’s a seriously popular guy on Twitter, with many users loving his risqué sense of humour. One user replied:
“You’re a horrible person, I approve immensely.”
With another saying: “Grieving or not, @CalebWilde has your back.”
His book ‘Confessions of a Funeral Director’ was published in 2017, reflecting on mortality and how his general mental state changed as he settled into his role as a funeral director.
He also explained that at one point he wanted to get as far away from the family business as possible, until he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones was really making a difference.
He tells his stories through humour and poignancy, which is pretty impressive for someone who, as a child, used to “play hide and go seek around the caskets”.
Wilde created his Twitter to reach a younger ‘hipper’ audience, and he’s definitely succeeded, with his tongue and cheek story-telling skills, funny death memes and the invention of the hashtag #hearsebombing.
He also believes that revealing the life of a funeral director, and giving an honest and raw commentary about day-to-day activities will remove any misconceptions about the funeral industry.
“Hey, @Uber. Let’s do an Uber Charon, or Uber Valhalla so those of us with dead body removal vehicles can make a little extra change on the side. #DeathCareTaxi #UberDeadPool #TheRealUberBlack”
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