what would be the reason to have an open casket funeral? Why should the living see the dead? He addressed the questions to no one in particular but his dead wife answered from the picture on the wall "Don't you wanna see me, darling?" "Not like that, I don't," he said. "That's why I have your portrait. So I don't have to look at your dead body in the casket. But your mom wouldn't understand..." "Darling, I think you're the one who doesn't understand. And I think it's time we talk about your therapist." "What about my therapist?" "You tell me. You tell me why did she have to tell you that she's single now and looking to settle. I thought she was supposed to help you cope with the premature death of your wife, not tell you her problems." "Dear, please..." "And one more thing. I don't like the medicine she prescribed you. Have you even read the label? That shit's dangerous, you know?" He stormed out of the room and went straight to the morgue and told the morticians to seal his dead wife's lips with glue or something They looked at him like he was crazy "What is it?" he asked "Well, sir, to glue the dead's lips for the open casket ceremony is just... standard procedure. Else the mouth opens and it's not a pretty sight. Did you work with the dead or something?" He thought a bit "Yeah," he said. "Something... something like that."