There is a sign outside the church around the corner from my apartment that says, “Don’t let a hearse bring you to church.” This makes me laugh almost every single day. Now, I know the message that they are trying to convey is serious, even grave. (DOH! Groan. Bad pun.) I know that they mean “Don’t let a hearse be the only (or first) thing that brings you to church.” The slogan reflects their Christian beliefs, etc., which is all well and good.
But- the mental image cracks me up. Like, “Oh, no no no! Sorry. No. Our church does not allow the deceased to arrive for their funeral services in a hearse. We’re gonna have to borrow Bob’s pickup truck.”