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Except at a funeral,

I am a welcome guest.

Those who want me, honestly,

Leave little room for jest.

Though I am worth a bundle,

I do regret to say,

No one yet has beaten mine,

in cheaper ways to pay.

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It has to be a lawyer!

1) Nobody wants a lawyer ruining a funeral, it's probably their fault anyways.

2) You'll get sued if you joke around with a lawyer.

3) They cost a flippin' fortune.

4) Rule of thumb: People with lawyers typically win court cases more than people without.

There! I win this time! Cookie!!

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It has to be a lawyer!

1) Nobody wants a lawyer ruining a funeral, it's probably their fault anyways.

2) You'll get sued if you joke around with a lawyer.

3) They cost a flippin' fortune.

4) Rule of thumb: People with lawyers typically win court cases more than people without.

There! I win this time! Cookie!!

Suure, just tell me how a lawyer who is worth a bundle also offers the cheapest way to pay? And you know the dead guy's son could be a lawyer. and his sister. And you want them gone from the funeral. Imagine. No cookie.

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pick up lines. Asking someone out to dinner, "you come here often?", etc.

Lines is a breakthrough! Stay with it. Not a pick up line though. Paying thing starting to look weird.

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OK

You are NOT looking for a person

For those who want to think: What is both cheap and expensive depending on how we use it? How do you make something cheap? Or worth a lot?

and guess what

I have a version of the answer, right in the riddle, in plain sight

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Talking on a cell phone, or loud conversations

Not that kind of line. I just gave some good clues. See above.

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OK

You are NOT looking for a person

For those who want to think: What is both cheap and expensive depending on how we use it? How do you make something cheap? Or worth a lot?

and guess what

I have a version of the answer, right in the riddle, in plain sight

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comfort/sympathy?

How? In what way? That doesn't work at a funeral? I am not saying no, I'm asking you to narrow down.

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Here is a my FIRST BIG HINT, for those who want it

I mentioned the funeral only because I needed to make an additional clarification, as in make a distinction between something appropriate vs inappropriate, where the two are actually very similar but in this setting quite different.

Reminder of A CLUE 1

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I don't know why, but "Thank you" is jumping out at me. It fits a few lines. Can be said in jest, but it would be said at a funeral, but in the capacity of "thank you for coming"

I dunno, just spitballing here.

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Except at a funeral,

I am a welcome guest.

Those who want me, honestly,

Leave little room for jest.

Though I am worth a bundle,

I do regret to say,

No one yet has beaten mine,

in cheaper ways to pay.

I know when I'm wrong, but I'm thinking aloud, here:

I'm thinking along the lines of happiness.

which doesn't really fit the last line

Money, which just seems all wrong

still thinking, I think my thoughts (not my answers) are starting to drift in the right direction. I think I'm close

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Silence?

Except at a funeral,

I am a welcome guest.

(silence means people have nothing to say about you)

Those who want me, honestly,

Leave little room for jest.

(people who want silence usually won't be in the mood to joke)

Though I am worth a bundle,

I do regret to say,

No one yet has beaten mine,

in cheaper ways to pay

(Silence is golden and it costs nothing)

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I don't know why, but "Thank you" is jumping out at me. It fits a few lines. Can be said in jest, but it would be said at a funeral, but in the capacity of "thank you for coming"

I dunno, just spitballing here.

I think you're mistaken here. NO JEST, and NOT welcome at the funeral. this is a very serious matter, we are talking about here

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Except at a funeral,

I am a welcome guest.

Those who want me, honestly,

Leave little room for jest.

Though I am worth a bundle,

I do regret to say,

No one yet has beaten mine,

in cheaper ways to pay.

punch line?

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How? In what way? That doesn't work at a funeral? I am not saying no, I'm asking you to narrow down.

people at funerals whose family members died don't really want people to sympathize with them i guess, cause it makes them feel worse. . .?

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people at funerals whose family members died don't really want people to sympathize with them i guess, cause it makes them feel worse. . .?

yeah but they do, and it hardly "not welcome", but the answer is not what you offer just has a lot to do with the answer or a key to the answer

how do you express what you talk about?

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