Worst thing you've ever had done to you/ witnessed.

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Yeah, I manage to avoid violence somehow haha.
But the worst I've ever seen is someone hit with one of these in the face for about 3 minutes (I was in a car and it was a drunk fight with about 100+ people)

(the lock had NO casing on it, brutal eh?:eek: )

 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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A car accident on the highway in which a passenger was ejected - she died from from the trauma. :(
 

ericrwalker

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I was riding my motorcycle in High Point state park in NJ, 16 guys from a motorcycle forum. A few of the guys started racing over the mountain, one got hit by a car. Another car ran over his head and his body ended up under the car and his head was gone, his brain was all over the road. I had to walk around it to meet back up with everyone and wait for the police and EMT.

Pretty disgusting, and everyone just went home after that.

A good dose of reality.
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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Is it just me, or is this thread a tiny bit more voyeuristic than usual.

So far, with one exception, it's kind of violence porn.

Or, maybe I'm just being a prude.:eek:
 

Caliber26

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Sep 25, 2009
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I got to see my mom have her hair pulled and get punched a couple of times by her then boyfriend's wife. Yeah, my mom was effing up BIG TIME by dating her friend's husband, but I was only about 9 years old and didn't really understand what was going on at the time. I just knew my mom was getting attacked by this other woman and it's one of those things that stay etched your mind's eye for life. For many, many years I panicked at the sight of white Monte Carlos (that's what the lady drove).
 

0098386

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I never actually saw it happen, but in junior school we had a PE lesson out on the running field. We'd only run a few laps but (can't even remember this bit) and everyone was gathered around. The teacher shouted back to the school to call for an ambulance. One of my friends had a heart attack type thing and had died there.

It was surreal. We were only 8.
 

rick snagwell

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Feb 12, 2011
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i've seen plenty being a paramedic in san diego county, ca.

worst was a black female in her 30's we think, hit on the freeway by a Denali driving around 80mph. i can say more, but don't wanna gross out.
 

Scepticalscribe

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Is it just me, or is this thread a tiny bit more voyeuristic than usual.

So far, with one exception, it's kind of violence porn.

Or, maybe I'm just being a prude.:eek:
There is something in what you say, and no, it is not just you being a prude; the grotesque and horribly compulsive nature of witnessed violence makes it both compelling and strangely shameful to watch.

I heard a Justin Bieber song on the radio once.
Brilliant. :D

i've seen plenty being a paramedic in san diego county, ca.

worst was a black female in her 30's we think, hit on the freeway by a Denali driving around 80mph. i can say more, but don't wanna gross out.
Ouch. Yes, I'd imagine you have seen much, and that is a challenging, difficult, stressful but yet strangely rewarding line of work you are in. Well done.

Others on this forum have served, for example, in the military, and I expect they, too, have witnessed things they would rather not have seen, cannot quite forget, but, perhaps, would prefer to.

To the OP: the second part of your thread title is quite enough - and has drawn responses. I cannot imagine - even with the comfortable cloaking device of anonymity afforded by the internet and our extensive variety of nomes des plumes - many responding to the first part of your thread title.

For my part, because of one of my jobs - when I am seconded by my Foreign Ministry to the EU or OSCE - I travel to strange - and sometimes, war torn - parts of the world to officially observe elections and, occasionally, observe international peace agreements & treaties - I have seen things.

However, even before that, for a middle class female academic, who reads books and wears glasses, I have seen some strange and deeply disturbing things: I have witnessed at least two murders in broad daylight in two different European capitals in two different years; I saw to my stupefied disbelief a toddler falling to what was her death from a balcony several floors up (I was on the street and was the one who phoned emergency services), and also happened on the the aftermath of a drowning by suicide (again, was the person who phoned emergency services). Each of these events happened in broad daylight, and, my initial thought every time was that I really could not believe that I was seeing what I actually was seeing. But I was.
 

BreakGuy

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Nov 23, 2009
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If you're so concerned about the details, why not mention that he also specified that it was a female? :rolleyes:
Specifying it was a female in her 30's allows for more sincere empathy. This woman may have had young children and/or a newly married partner. Stating her race doesn't lessen or greaten the level of empathy I have.

Concrete sensory detail?
As above.
 

leftywamumonkey

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If someone was drowning in a fast moving river and you were the only one around and you know you can't swim. Would you jump in, risking your life as well since you can't swim and there's a strong current?

Additional info: NO, there is nothing around you that you can throw in and yes you are certain you can't swim, let alone float. Finally, you don't have a phone around and you wouldn't have time to call or wait around since the water would have swept him away miles farther by then, if he hadn't already died by that time. It's a yes or no question, no option C please. Please don't ask what kind of guy/girl is drowning either...