Funerals are depressing affairs where people gather together to respectfully mourn the dearly departed before, for some reason I’ve yet to fully understand, stuffing themselves with a massive smorgasbord of food. For a particular funeral in Germany though, things ended on an unexpected, uh, high when the mourners were accidentally served hash cake.
According to the Associated Press (via The Guardian), a funeral took place in Wiethagen (which, apropos of nothing, translates to “weed hedges” in Dutch) and following the burial, the funeral party went to a restaurant for some coffee and cake, as it is a custom in Germany.
The police from the nearby city of Rostock who were called to the scene said they found the funeral party completely stoned out of their heads. 13 people experienced dizziness, nausea and presumably an unexpected bout of the munchies, and needed medical treatment.
While the coffee was fine by all accounts, the cake was a different story. It turns out that found that the stuff served to the party had in fact been a special hash cake that was baked by the 18-year-old daughter of the restaurant employee in charge of the cakes.
How the hash cake ended up getting served to the funeral party is something straight out of a sitcom: the restaurant employee accidentally took the hash cake instead of the normal, hash-free cake from the freezer to the funeral.
Apparently the 18-year-old teenager had baked the hash cake for a “different occasion” only for the mix up to happen. Not quite sure what that “different occasion” means exactly but presumably it had nothing to do with a funeral. What we do know is that the police are investigation the 18-year-old for the hash cake.
This incident actually took place back in August but was not made public until now out of respect for the mourners, who had quite the emotional high and low that day from the sounds of it.
Talk about putting the “fun” in “funeral.”