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When your therapist told you to venture out of your comfort zone from time to time by This_sum_one in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]joshmoneymusic 278 points279 points  (0 children)

You’ve sat at school all day actually paying attention. You’re still pissed that the class bully wiped spit on your glasses in art class. PE didn’t help much cause even though you need to move like everyone else, you’re awkward when you do. A group of classmates are talking about an upcoming party right in front of you only it ends without any kind of invitation.

But now it’s the weekend and you’re seeing your favorite band. Unlike school, which is already a distant memory, everyone here has the same goal as you. The music starts but instead of some corny brass, it’s your chosen anthem, and you feel that urge to move again, only now, being awkward’s ok. No ones gonna wipe spit on your glasses. Though they might get a bit mashed into your face, it’s ok because they’re on your team. You’re all playing the same full contact sport together, and you’re all winning. At least that’s how I remember it…

Fast Food 2.0 by JDBAZ in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]DieselVoodoo 6791 points6792 points 433 (0 children)

At Popeyes the workers have to throw the food on the floor manually

Conor McGregor throws the pitch abit outside by ImNotHereStopAsking in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]Mattyyflo 1242 points1243 points  (0 children)

Me playing smash and confidently falcon punching myself off the ledge while missing the target

When you forgot the garter by This_sum_one in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]bluedaddy1 1088 points1089 points 32 (0 children)

Is it possible the absence of the garder could be due to someone already beating up this particular piñata earlier in the evening.

When you forgot the garter by This_sum_one in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]MrCastello 640 points641 points  (0 children)

Everyone in these comments will be my +1. If my family doesn't ruin this wedding we sure as hell can.

This guy needs to workout by This_sum_one in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]ExactlySorta 6734 points6735 points 3265& 17 more (0 children)

This is why you shouldn't give in to pier pressure

If he wasn't already dead. by Naftakomun in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]RainboBro 13.0k points13.0k points 2217141812& 64 more (0 children)

Should've opened his eyes like that when he was driving

If he wasn't already dead. by Naftakomun in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]AboveTheLights 8765 points8766 points 5562& 14 more (0 children)

For anyone who doesn’t know…. if you want to race your car, the SCCA has events all over the country every weekend. It’s less than $50 to participate. All you have to bring is a helmet and literally any car or truck with good tires and brakes. Racing is for race tracks. Don’t put innocent people at risk like this asshole.

Edit: www.SCCA.com

If he wasn't already dead. by Naftakomun in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]mnelso1989 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Horrible situation, all around. I'm in no way defending him, just makes me think back to dumb shit I did when I was younger and how lucky I was at certain times nothing happened.

Don't get me wrong, he was an 18 year old ADULT who made a decision that cost two people their lives and now he has to pay the consequences for it. It puts things in perspective, someone may do this 1,000 times and nothing bad will happen and someone may do this once and kill someone.

If anything good comes from this it will someone deciding if the 2 minutes of thrills are worth it and they'll think about this and decide not to and maybe someone else's life will be saved.

If he wasn't already dead. by Naftakomun in WatchPeopleDieInside

[–]ARR48 216 points217 points 2 (0 children)

I remember the day this happened very clearly. My mom lives on Bayshore and I was at her home doing some work when I hear a bunch of sirens. Unfortunately Bayshore(the street where the accident occurred) has had several accidents before and I remember hoping that the police cars and ambulances weren’t headed to a crash down the road because surely it would involve a pedestrian. I remember watching from the balcony, which overlooks the part of south Bayshore that curves so I can see all the way to the southern end, and seeing that unfortunately the police lights had stopped on Bayshore which likely meant a pedestrian was hurt.

See this street is the longest contiguous sidewalk in the world. People walk on it all the time, it’s like a free gym with exercise stations spread along the miles long street. It also has a lot of traffic as it connects South Tampa to Downtown and the expressway. It’s a scenic walk and drive so as a result there are lots of pedestrians and cars. It also at the time only had two stop light for nearly 5 miles. Any decent person knows to be careful driving here. I can’t tell you how many times I have driven on Bayshore and had to brake because people would run across the street not calculating the speed of the cars.

When this specific crash occurred, I remember getting in my car some minutes after and driving in the horrible backup created from the crash. The stroller was still lying on the street and the wrecked car was still to be removed. The ambulance had already left but the scene was starting to get taped up. I knew the crash was bad but I didn’t anticipate how much of a mark it was going to leave on the community. After this crash the city knew something needed to be done. Speeding has always been an issue here given how wide the roads *were and the *then lack of stop lights. So they put a plan in place. first they lowered the speed limit from 40 to 35 . Then they made the streets narrower and added in a bike lane. Then they finally added crosswalks which light up throughout the boulevard. The light up crosswalks have been a major help in spotting pedestrians in time (especially at night) to reduce your speed and stop, as well as make it feel safer as a pedestrian. Last year they finally installed two stoplights, totaling 4 on the nearly 5 mile road. Unfortunately during all of this development, there have been two more pedestrians deaths, one involving a drunk driver and another involving a cyclist.

So with all of this it just makes me think of that day again. It makes me think of the way this horrific event has shaped the community here. People became more conscious of their driving on Bayshore. People became more careful walking on Bayshore. It was never the same after that day. Sadly people still speed. As I write this on a Friday night, sleeping over at my moms, I can hear right now cars and motorcycles speeding by. They still do it. And it’s infuriating given the pain so many have gone through from this recklessness. It’s infuriating to see people excuse what this person did because of his “looks” when a mother and daughter were killed. When a families life was ruined. When the people who frequent Bayshore never quite felt the same crossing the street. When I can’t pass the intersection with Knight Ave and not think of that bent up stroller. When every year I see flowers on the spot where they were killed. It’s infuriating that people still speed down this road. So no, he absolutely deserves 24 years and I hope it serves as an example to all that drive recklessly of what is at risk for a few moments of adrenaline.