The expression “business is dead” is usually not taken literally, but there are some jokes. “I have a friend who just got a job as an attendant at a funeral home…he informed me that business was ‘dead’ today…” was posted on Twitter by Laura on June 22, 2009. “The funeral home had to close because business was dead” was posted on Twitter by L&L Puns on May 3, 2012.
“Did you hear about the funeral home that closed? Apparently business was dead” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on February 3, 2020.
“I used to run an origami company, but it folded” and “I used to have a riding academy, but business kept falling off” are similar business jokes.
I have a friend who just got a job as an attendant at a funeral home…he informed me that business was “dead” today…
9:17 PM · Jun 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client
The funeral home had to close because business was dead
3:06 PM · May 3, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®
Drove by a funeral home. Seemed as though business was dead.
4:27 PM · Dec 6, 2012·Twitter SMS
Southern Fried Fool
Odd jobs I’ve had:
Starbucks - Left because there were no perks
Funeral Home - Left because business was dead
Target - Left my mark there
12:01 PM · Mar 27, 2013·UberSocial for BlackBerry
Why did the funeral parlor close? Business was dead. #humour
2:00 PM · Oct 16, 2014 from Toronto, Ontario·Twitter for Android
I even tried working at a funeral home, but business was dead so of corpse I quit.
11:25 PM · Sep 4, 2016·Twitter for Android
I worked at a funeral home and business was dead #PunYourJob
5:45 PM · Mar 14, 2017·Twitter for iPhone
I heard they closed down the funeral home. Business was dead.
2:44 AM · Jan 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by u/rhoades747 February 3, 2020
Did you hear about the funeral home that closed?
Apparently business was dead