Oh, ICK! It’s Raining

…bodies!! I don’t think I’d recover, either.

Jumpers leave workers sleepless in Seattle
A bridge over Seattle is becoming hazardous to the mental health of the dot-com employees and other office workers below, who keep seeing people jump to their deaths from the span.
Thirty-nine people over the past decade have committed suicide off the 155-foot-high Aurora Bridge — eight in 2006 alone — and counselors are regularly brought in to help office workers deal with the shock of seeing the leap or the bloody aftermath.
At least one woman, Sarah Edwards, drives on the left side of the street near her office ever since a body landed on the hood of a co-worker’s car.

I’d never sleep again.

4 Responses to “Oh, ICK! It’s Raining”

  1. John says:

    Friend of mine was in the Slavic Department at Pitt, which boasts the second tallest University building in the world.
    Once in a while someone takes a dive off of an upper floor. They have to be careful, because, as you can see there are some sections that jut out from the main phallus column, and the jumper may wind up on some 12th story roof instead of the ground after their 36th floor launch.
    My friend’s office was a few floors above such an abutment and he got to see someone hurtle past, then hear the thud as they hit the roof.
    The closest I ever got to something like that was being at a party on the 5th floor of an apartment where a minor serial killer was dismembering some poor girl in the sub-basement. The really scary thing was that he was the building’s super so he had a key to my friend’s apartment. The moring after the party I get up and turn on the news, and there’s my friend going “Ayup, he was always a strange one” – the girl’s cut up remains were found in the dumpster that moring by an alert sanitation worker. They think that she was already dead when he brought her to the apartment, so I don’t think I was upstairs drinking while someone was being killed.

  2. Rob says:

    Maybe the City of Seattle should restrict jumping to nights and weekends. Just a thought.

  3. Ebola says:

    Reminds me of that damn Python skit about people falling past the window. “Oh, there goes Larry.”

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    You should have seen the problems they had when the Space Needle first went up. And that’s in the middle of the old World’s Fair!

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