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Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
October 4, 2022 ·  2 min read

Woman Giving Away Coffin After ‘Husband Lives Longer Than She’d Hoped’

Some couples have the future all planned. They know when to retire, how many kids to have, and where should they retire to. But in the case of this woman from Scotland, she also had her husband’s death in her head. And this is why she had purchased a coffin, thinking that her husband would soon be dead. As it turns out, the husband is quite sprightly- and shows no signs of dropping dead.

This resulted in the woman taking recourse to the Facebook Marketplace to sell the coffin that she bought for him. She even listed it as a ‘brand new coffin’. We all know that the Facebook Marketplace can be a gold mine if properly perused. But imagine the surprise of a user after seeing a coffin listed in it! [1]

Facebook Marketplace Had A Lady Trying to Sell A Coffin

The woman selling the coffin was brutally honest in the description box.  She wrote, “Giving away a brand new coffin. Bought it for my husband but he has lived longer than I had hoped and expected so no longer required and it’s cluttering up my house. Pillow not included as my dog has taken to it. I am in Easdale but can deliver within reason. Just to add I cannot deliver to Mallaig as I am banned.” This begs the question- what did she do to get herself banned from Mallaig? And the even more pressing- why on earth had she bought a coffin for her husband in the first place!

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The Facebook ad about the free coffin.
Image Credits: Facebook Marketplace

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Nevertheless, it seemed like the coffin lady was quite nice, as she gladly explained the reason for her ban. She stated, “Hoorova long story about Mallaig. Was one Hogmanay when things went a wee bit too far at the Marine Bar with some men my husband works with offshore. Long story short I was papped out the marine, banned from the west Highland then was no longer permitted past the west bay car park boundary.” If one could get past the thick Scottish brogue, they might find the answers they need. [2] 

The post definitely got the traction that it deserved, with more than 1000 reactions, 1000 comments, and around 1,600 shares. A Facebooker wrote, “This is the funniest post I have ever seen.” Another user commented, “Nice single bed for someone who just moved into a flat.” One user thought that this post was made just for attention- “I was genuinely interested till I realized it was just an attention/likes post.” To this, the coffin lady responded, “Guy MacDonald sorry to disappoint you but it’s actually genuine.

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  1. Woman giving away coffin after ‘husband lives longer than she’d hoped’.” Lad Bible. Jess Hardiman. September 29, 2022.
  2. LAST THING YOU NEED Scots woman giving away brand new coffin after her husband ‘lived longer than she’d hoped’.” The Scottish Sun. Harry Williamson. September 29, 2022.