Friday, November 9, 2012

You don't expect to see that.

I really couldn't come up with a good post title. But what I saw today is something you never really expect to see.

A guy jumped off the building across the street from my work. I didn't see it happen but I did see the body on the ground. Looking out our office window you could see everything. They had a sheet over his body but his hands and feet were sticking out. The wind kept blowing the sheet around.

You wonder what makes someone do that. It's really sad and I can't imagine a good way to go. I mean is there really a good way to go with suicide? When they removed the body the lower part of his body was completely twisted around the wrong way. I know it's morbid that I watched this but at this point you've already seen it. It's hard to look away.

Whoever you were. I hope you know that everyone in our office was sad for you. I hope you're in a better place.


  1. Wow. That must have been very weird to see. Hopefully it doesn't freak you out too bad.

  2. I agree with the "wow." What a horrific thing to see, even after the fact. To imagine the kind of pain or distress someone is in to be driven to do such a thing, it's so sad. I feel like seeing a body like that is sometimes so surreal. Reminds me of when I was in high school and an older gentleman died in his car at my after school job and when they got him out, he had already stiffened in his position over the steering wheel.