Sunday, January 2, 2011

When the Suicide Leap and Fall Doesn’t Kill…

January 2nd, 2011.

This evening it was reported that a man on Manhattan’s West Side attempted suicide by jumping from the top of a building. However, he survived the attempt as his fall was apparently broken by an accumulated pile of trash that had not been collected due to the recent large snowfall in the city. I suppose we could surmise this one as: When the suicide leap and fall doesn’t kill, maybe the resulting humiliation will - or maybe it will lead to more worthwhile pursuits, anyhow.

Both WCBS 880 AM and WINS 1010 AM radio reported that a man attempted suicide by leaping from the top of a building near the intersection of West 45th Street and Eighth Avenue in New York City. As a result of the heavily reported and much maligned city neglect of trash collection subsequent to the fifth largest snowfall/blizzard in NYC’s history (or something like that), the man survived the fall by landing on a large pile of trash and is now reported to be in stable condition in a NYC hospital.

I guess it wasn’t his time to go.

Hopefully and no doubt the event will give the man a new outlook on life. Let’s hope he uses his remaining time and energies in the pursuit of more worthy endeavors.

Adam Trotter / AVT

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