Posted by Ilana Angel
This week a 22 year old man jumped off a 39-story apartment building in New York City. He had written on his Facebook page that he hated his life and was “over it”. The assumption is that he was attempting suicide. How sad he must have been to do this.
It’s a horrible way to die. You have the entire time you are falling to think about what you’ve done, and even if you regret it, there is nothing you can do. For this young man, who is an actor living in the city and working in retail, it seemed like the only answer.
What makes the story truly amazing is that the young man did not die. He landed on a parked car and miraculously survived the fall. He is in the hospital, doing well, and will be fine. It’s remarkable that this recent college graduate is alive.
He landed on the back of a Dodge Charger. The owner of the car is a construction worker who was working nearby. He had driven his wife’s car to work and could not believe it saved the man’s life. He was not concerned with the fact that the car was totaled.
Sidebar: I get how people love their cars. It’s a huge investment of money and time to have a beautiful car and take care of it. I’ve never been a car person really. I like my car, and I take care of it, but there is no sense of parental pride for my wheels.
This is where the story gets sad. By sad, of course I mean disgusting. The fact that this young man felt so desperate he would try to end his life in such a dramatic and horrific way is sad, the response from the woman who owns the car is disgusting.
The wife of the construction worker told the media in New York City that she is pissed off. She had just filled the car with gas, and was annoyed that of all the cars in New York City, he “picked” her car to jump on. I want to smack this crazy bitch.
She said she loved the car and said she wanted to meet the man who ruined her car and ask if he feels like an idiot that he did not die and ruined a car in the process. She goes on to say that the car and her baby. Really?
Listen to me you selfish, insane, moron, a young man almost died. He is only 22 years old. His spirit was so broken that he jumped off a building to end his pain and you are concerned about your car. It’s a car you idiot. How is that of more value than a life?
This woman who is worried about the loss of her “baby” needs to shut up! You are an idiot and every time you open your mouth you are digging yourself closer to hell. You are truly disgusting, an embarrassment to your family, and the city of New York.
To the construction worker who is married to the crazy person, I can only image what your life must be like to be married to this woman. That she values a car over a life is quite telling. You are in my prayers as I imagine you are living in your own darkness.
To this young man, I am sorry for your pain. I hope you get the help and support you need to get well and live a full and happy life. Living with despair is exhausting and I wish only good things for you. You are in my prayers. Breathe deeply and keep the faith.
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September 1, 2010 | 8:37 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I have a tooth ache. It came out of nowhere and I thought I would pass out it was so painful. I did not have a dentist as mine retired and I did not love his replacement. I went to a new doctor who was recommended by a friend. I called, explained I was in pain, and they took me in right away.
The new dentist is charming and attractive. He was comforting, and assured me it would all be fine and not to worry. They took x-rays and determined that I needed a root canal. Ouch. He explains it to me in a way that was rather condescending, but I was in such pain I did not care and agreed.
He did the root canal, placed a temporary filling, and said to wait a week for it to settle down and then come in for the crown. After two days I was in more pain than before the root canal. I went in, he took additional x-rays and determined he missed a canal and needed to go back in.
He is joking and making light of the situation. I’m annoyed, still in pain, and feeling like I need to find a new dentist quickly. This guy is more of a used car salesman than a doctor. What was charming in the beginning, is now creepy. He is going back in and I know I should not let him.
Now he’s done the root canal twice, sends me on my way telling me it will no longer hurt, and I can keep my appointment for Thursday to do the crown. I woke up this morning with an insane toothache. Whatever he is doing to my tooth is not working, and his attitude is bugging me.
He talks to me like I am a child. He does not listen to what I am saying, makes stupid jokes, and is not taking me seriously. I’ve still got a toothache and am supposed to have him finish the work Thursday with the crown. Why would I put a crown on a tooth that still has issues?
I’m stuck between wanting him to finish, and not wanting him anywhere near me. He went from a lovely man who took me in right away, to a sleazy guy who appears to be unable to do his job. He may be in a white coat, but he is trying to sell me a used car and I’m not buying.
I know not all dentists are used car salesmen. I’m just saying that this specific doctor, who is an expert in his field, has an obligation to those he is servicing to not be a douchelord. I’m not a dentist, but I’m also not an idiot, so let’s be respectful of each other.
I would never go to a dentist to buy a car. I would never go to a car salesman for a toothache. Although I think the car guy might do a better job than the quack I went to see. I want to yank the tooth out so it will stop hurting. Instead I need to find a new dentist to fix what went wrong.
Would it be so bad to pull it out myself? Could I make a missing tooth look cool? Could it become fashionable to have a smile with a big hole in it? Seriously people, it could be ho to have a built in straw rest. It could become all the rage. Who will join my on this fashion revolution?
A toothache is a powerful thing. It allows you to believe whatever anyone tells you if there is a promise for relief at the end. I’m heading off to work with a bottle of Advil and a mission to find a good dentist. Will I make it through the day without pulling out my own tooth? Keep the faith.