By hearse chasers, I mean neighbours and so-called "friends" who like to surveil or hang around elderly people so they can benefit from any sudden illness in a material way. The neighbours on both sides of my mother's house want to buy her house. at a reduced price of course. One of them this week had the unparalleled impudence to turn up on her doorstep and ask if he could come in and look around the house! I asked my mother whether she would go to his house and ask to look around his house. She let him in and he wanted to buy the house at a very low price when it became free. He appears to be quite impatient that she hasn't snuffed it already. He told her to call him if she got sick and needed any help! Sort of like the wolf telling Red Riding Hood to call him for help.
These neighbours were watching the ambulance that arrived one day to take my mother to hospital. Sorry, fellows, she didn't die. I gather they are competing with each other to buy my mom's house. I find this creepy and wonder if there is any way to discourage this sort of behaviour. Frankly I wonder if the police shouldn't be notified. It borders on harassment and certainly shows no respect.