It took the most bizarre incident to budge me from utter silence and make some noise again in the blogging ampitheatre.
All of us have heard of the insanity of suicidal attempts. One popular and arguably the most gruesome would be deliberately jumping in the middle of a train track.Guess what , i actually encountered the said incident in front of my very own eyes(hence, something worth blogging).
Well, almost.( so much for dramatism)
Thanks to modern technology and the liability reducing strategies opted by most railway system, now trains have censors that detects objects in the middle of the track and automates braking if foreign object detector flared off.
Today, some overweight , old guy ( assumed to be drunk too)was lying suitably on the metro track in an alarmingly comfortable posture with a motive still remain unfathomable. Imagine my pure horror when an oncoming train was in full speed but since his presence was flagged early by the officials, the train stopped just in time. What unfolds after that, was just pure blur of chaos. Curious onlookers, Kevlar-adorning policemen came all running and looking important, the train officials with their walkie-talkies all surrounding the incident vicinity.
Give me a yellow CRIME SCENE PLEASE DONT CROSS tape, you can bet you were watching one of those CSI murder scenes. As interesting as the scene might be, i was amused why oh why they havent even moved the guy safely onto the side. I could count at least eleven equally capable people; judging from their uniforms and their muscles that can lift that poor unconscious guy away from danger zone.Maybe noone dared to face a lawsuit. If they had broken a bone , or caused that guy a heart attack by moving him, they would certainly be in hot water.Its Canada duh, every chance to sue people and obtain monetary gain is a national pastime.
So , the novelty lasted about 10 minutes or so, but it eventually replaced by restlessness. I was quietly cursing the indecisiveness of the whoever is responsible because they havent even moved that guy away from track for about an hour now and i was very, very late for an appointment.It reached breaking point when they announced in french ( i just had to write that dont i?, :P) that there will be NO trains coming in at least for an hour.
Dammit.I was half an hour late and when i rehearsed the unfolding cause of subdue, the TA gave a disbelieving look ala kalau-nak-tipu takyah-lah-dramatik-sangat-alasan.
So, those potential suicide attempters, find a better way to terminate your life because technology had caught up with your antiques. The classic jumping off a bridge still works though. Or you could opt for the more urban version of downing 50 sleeping pills at a time. If you INSIST on dying with a train, try jumping off at the last minute, not preparedly sat in the middle of the track as if its your home mattress.
P/s. May all of you rest in peace.Apekah post ini Hanani???