If you’re going to commit suicide, at least be considerate of others.

We don’t condone suicide here at SEB — we think life is just to damned interesting to cut it short — but we do recognize that some folks are in situations where it may be a reasonable decision to make.

If you’ve made the decision to check out early please be considerate of the folks who will have to deal with the aftermath and let someone know. Like this fellow did:

At about 8:15 a.m. the 74-year-old man called 911 to report “he had a suicide,” according to the police report.

When a dispatcher asked for more information, he replied, “Hold your ears,” then the dispatcher heard a gun discharge, according to the report.

Though to be fully considerate, perhaps you should also pick a method that isn’t quite so messy. Or, if it’s the only option, do it someplace that’s relatively easy to clean up. Plus I’m sure the neighbors would appreciate not having to deal with the lingering smell of an undiscovered body.

5 comments

  1. well hubby went to a call where a man did it in the woods. so, I guess that’s a good a place as any. Let the forest animals do the clean up. Ewww!

  2. I may seem like a bleeding heart but please don’t marginalise suicide and it’s victims. Anyone can suffer from mental illness or sink into a dark place and try to take their life, it could be your loved ones or even yourself. End PSA sorry but it needs to be said.

  3. I’m not sure I see how I’m marginalizing it. I’m willing to be enlightened if you’re so inclined.

  4. old people with terminal problems and massive pain do well to plan their own departure-making sure to have all necessary papers in accessable place for discovery–using a B B Q charcoal starter -light it up outside then bring in inside when it is burning clean–it is producing pure CO– and with windows closed and doors–you should be gone in an hr or 2–leave a note on door to call the coroners or 911–neat clean & considerate

  5. had a good buddy banjo fiddler singer historian–he got painful cancer at 79–opted out –an act of faith to cast ones self into the arms of the creator-his banjo still rings with TWISTED GEEZER–yes–be considerate –thanks

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