True story: I once witnessed a guy I worked with ask a female coworker when her baby was due.
Unfortunately, she wasn't pregnant.
To this day, I can still recall how mortified I felt as I watched her pained reaction to his well-intentioned question, and the gush of words and apologies he spewed as he attempted to retrieve his size-12 Oxford from deep down his throat.
He failed ultimately, but I learned an invaluable lesson that day: There are many things in life you should never say.
People say many things during a funeral as they search for something to say to fill the otherwise-uncomfortable silence. Unfortunately, many of those comments should also remain unexpressed because they do nothing to help those grieving. Inspired by member comments in the Death & Dying Forum about this topic, I penned an article detailing the five things you should never say at a funeral.
What other expressions don't help grievers? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.