I saw this in a store window today. It’s so sad and horrible and…funny. The sad and horrible parts are obvious. But in case you are wondering, “What kind of monster would find this funny?” allow me to explain.
I find this funny because, at some point, the owners of this business thought that a velvet covered mylar balloon would be the perfect way to memorialize a deceased child. And to display this wonderful service, they made the executive decision to place a sample of the gravity defying monument in the front window of their store, right next the “Happy Birthday!” velvet covered mylar balloons, because that’s not a tragic juxtaposition of helium filled tributes or anything.
In short, horrible ideas are funny.