Mochassid is mad (I know: what a shock) that people talk about the Jets amd the stock market when he says kaddish. He's right, of course, but at the hasidic holes-in-the-wall I haunt, there is a more insidious problem. Kiddush starts before davening is over, and because the food is served and eaten in the davening room, the mourners and their prayers for the dead must compete with a shul-sponsored distraction.
Why can't those black-robed, holy-rollers wait till davening is done before they start gobbeling up the herring? And why do they disregard the pages and pages of rabbinical writings that urge us not to eat in the davening room?
I've, from time to time, asked the presiding rabbi. A shrug is the typical response, so your guess is as good as mine.
[Side note: Facinating]