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

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by vq., Jan 4, 2012.

  1. vq. macrumors newbie

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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: )

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  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    2 high school girls getting hit by a train. not a pretty sight
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    A car accident on the highway in which a passenger was ejected - she died from from the trauma. :(
     
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I heard my mum doing it once, that was a low point.
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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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:
     
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    I heard a Justin Bieber song on the radio once.
     
  8. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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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).
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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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.
     
  10. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Pretty much what I was thinking....
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    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.

    Brilliant. :D

    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.
     
  13. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Why does it matter what colour her skin was?
     
  14. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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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:
     
  15. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Concrete sensory detail?
     
  16. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    As above.
     
  17. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    He is an EMT, he is probably used to describing things in that manner.
     
  18. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    yes, as a medic, im used to describing it that way.

    don't look into that much.
     
  19. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I work for the Police and describe people using their race also to assist in the identification of those of concern to us. But outside of work, I refer to people without using their race.
     
  20. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Good for you. Here's +1,000,000 internetz points.

    Sincerely,

    A white male in his 20s.
     
  21. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    love it renewed...actually laughing out loud.
     
  22. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but I already have too many as it is. I insist you keep them - you probably need them more than I do anyway.
     
  23. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    walking by a gas station a guy pulled up and did a armed robbery.
     
  24. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

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    watched a guy drown to death in a roller dam......
     
  25. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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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...
     

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