Mistress Culpeper’s Modern Albione Etiquette

Mistress Culpeper,

When playing a round of golf, it is appropriate to repair any divots one makes on the course. Does the same apply for stab wounds?


Flummoxed on the Fairway

Dear Flummoxed,  The issue here is one of respect for the dead and their own traditions. Once an individual is deceased, it is impolite to do more than have the mess cleaned up and the body presented to his or her family or other social group according to custom. Replacing parts, particularly if the parts are not the same as the ones lost during the stabbing, might be considered crass. One might have one’s man carry out small repairs and cleaning, however, to ensure the body is neat and tidy for the undertaker.

Mistress  J. Culpeper