For the second time this week I was late this morning. There were 5 Fire engines, two police vans, and a emergency response unit as I exited Hammersmith pink line and made my way over to the Broadway Centre

A bomb maybe? or a security alert? NO… a fucking suicide.

I am awfully sorry if you think I am being unsympathetic, but I don’t think its fair. I have suffered depression, as have many other londoner’s. In fact the Metro pointed out this morning that 3 men in Britain commit suicide everyday. It is a sad thing. But WHY OH WHY do they feel the need to do it

a/ in front of a train – it MUST hurt
b/at the busiest train station they can think of
c/ at 8.30 in the morning.

Someone at work said its might be the last attempt to piss off a world that’s dealt them badly. Well I say get a bloody therapist or do it somewhere else. Its not fair, its not nice, and I saw the poor guys that had to clean it up – and it was THEM I felt sorry for.

So please think twice if your planning to jump tomorrow morning, cos Ruby for one has NO sympathy.

3 Comments so far

  1. padster on September 4th, 2008 @ 3:32 pm

    Well yes, suicide is a supremely selfish act – particularly if one has family and friends. But I don’t think one can really make any kind of actual moral judgement. Normal rules Do Not Apply.

  2. Fabulous Ruby (lon_vikki) on September 4th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    Why not?

    Suicide is Illegal, and its just not fair. the majority of people decide to take their own lives privately, and I think jumping in front of a train just because they are worried about the cat eating them or no one caring is offkey.

    no one shoots themselves in the street or takes poison in the shopping centre so don’t jump in front of a train. Why should the rest of London suffer? What gives anyone the right to ruin my day?

    and what about the driver and the poor people that had to watch? they have every right to judge, and every right to go to work in the morning without experiencing that kind of thing.

  3. padster on September 5th, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    What I mean is – if someone is in such a state of hopeless despair about everything that they are preparing to destroy themselves (and quite possibly really hurt their family and friends too), then the fact that they are going to do it in a busy train station is just a nihilistic little detail, I’d imagine. A desire to do it as quickly and violently as possible, and to exit the universe with a bit of a Fuck You to everyone. And as to the fact that it’s illegal – well, really, do you think anyone would gve a damn, in that state of mind?!

    Really what I mean is – if you are going to kill yourself, you have to be, basically, insane. (some exceptions – terminal disease etc).

    The best meditation on suicide I have read (and it’s much more, besides): Cormac Macarthy’s The Road. WHAT a book.

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