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This is a question Absolute Power

Have you ever been put in a position of power? Did you become a rabid dictator, or did you completely arse it up and end up publicly humiliated? We demand you tell us your stories.

Thanks to The Supreme Crow for the suggestion

(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 14:09)
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This morning, a boy I know from school was put in his grave far too early.
He felt so completely overwhelmed by the shit in his life.

He crashed his car earlier this year, and almost killed his best friend in the process. Yes, he was drunk, and it was his fault. He was being prosecuted by the parents of his best friend.
Last week, his girlfriend dumped him.

On Monday, he killed himself.

It all sounds so melodramatic, I know. But the thing is, the boy I knew at school, was not a loser. He was funny, cheeky, never had a bad thing to say about anybody. He was extraordinarily popular. He loved a good joke and a piss up. Out of all the people I know - he was one of the last I would have picked to commit suicide.

Today was his funeral. Over two hundred and fifty people turned up. His friends, classmates. The boys he coached at football. The parents of his best friend. His family. His teachers.

All of these people loved him. Yet, when he needed us, he felt he couldn't reach out to us. And that is a fucking tragedy. There is an absolute power in just knowing someone. There is the ability to let the people we know, how we feel about them, and that they're always able to come talk to us. That they can trust us. That we can help them when they need help. That sometimes, all they need to do is turn up, and they can have all the love and support they need to get through the shit in their life and make it through to the otherside.

Bill, we failed you, and we can't bring you back. I'm so sorry that you felt so alone, and wish I'd known you better. I hope you're in a better place, and that you aren't suffering anymore.
You are loved still, and we do miss you.
Rest in Peace.
(, Sun 11 Jul 2010, 14:15, 60 replies)

Sorry for your loss - I know words on a screen have little comfort, but I, and I'm sure many others on here, are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
(, Sun 11 Jul 2010, 15:09, closed)
I can relate to this
I'm sorry for your loss too... there's really nothing else I can say, other than if you ever feel like you need to offload on a stranger, feel free to drop me a gaz...
(, Sun 11 Jul 2010, 21:20, closed)
very sorry to hear that poppet

(, Sun 11 Jul 2010, 21:34, closed)
I hope your friend has gone to a safe and warm place. It has been said before... Drop a gaz if you need to offload. Dan x
(, Sun 11 Jul 2010, 22:53, closed)
The world lost a waste of DNA, I'd say that was grounds for rejoicing.
Look at what you've written, he almost killed someone by being enough of a prick to drive whilst drunk.
Fuck him.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 2:53, closed)
becasue no-one is allowed to make mistakes when they're young. /sarcasm.

Although I don't usually respond to trolling: It takes several people to operate a drunk driver; the person behind the wheel is only one. Hasn't there been enough unpleasantness in the OP event without adding more?

Poppet, you have my sympathy.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 4:23, closed)
Several people? No.
Just the arsehole who gets behind the wheel. It's called Personal Accountability. Mistakes are one thing, being a cunt is quite another. Maybe the bloke realised that, came to the conclusion he would be too weak-willed not to do the same again and decided to autoDarwinate because of it. If so, good, better now than with later, possibly with a family to leave behind.
Oh, and I am not trolling btw.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 4:44, closed)
I think 'attacking the deceased' was included in the troll school curiculum in 2002, but dropped in 2005 because it wasn't really original any more.

You could try goatseing him instead?
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:05, closed)
Did you even READ the original post there?
SUMMARY: Twat drives drunk, almost kills mate. Mate's parents prosecute twat (And quite rightly too). Twat tops himself. Twat was popular so original poster is grieving. This does NOT suddenly make twat any less of a twat. Me pointing this out is not trolling in any way shape or form.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:19, closed)
What makes you think I didn't read the original post?

Anyway. Let's say we give you the benefit of the doubt and accept you're not trolling, and that you actually believe what you're writing.

That just changes you from a troll to a socially inpet shutin with a particularly loathesome line in bitter ranting pointless bile spewing. Either way, you're a prick.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:28, closed)

(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:39, closed)
Poppets been here long enough to know how this stuff goes
she doesn't need your help.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:03, closed)
You clearly are trolling, and there's a time and a place
Your understandable views on drink driving notwithstanding, your insensitivity in posting a reply of this nature to what is clearly a very personal and difficult story for Poppet to tell marks you out as a cunt of the highest water
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:09, closed)
Refusing to pander does NOT make me a troll.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:14, closed)
No-one's asking you to pander
but surely you can see that you're being an arsehole? You could've kept your mouth shut
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:18, closed)
Do you want a two minute silence for him too?
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:20, closed)
"Why". Fucks sakes
Poppet poured her heart out about a friend she's lost at a young age, she's obviously unhappy and it seems a reasonably safe and easy assumption that the last thing she wants is some cunt telling her that this friend was a waste of DNA. I absolutely cannot think of a single reason for you to bring your comments to the table other than in the name of trolling. Unless you're just a complete dickhead
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:24, closed)
I stand by what I said. Perhaps you think drink-drivers should be praised.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:26, closed)
No, obviously no-one would condone drink-driving. Ever.
Just take a moment to re-read your posts and look at the language you used, and think about how grossly insensitive you were. Your opinion on drunk drivers is, as I said before, completely understandable, but to throw Poppet's sadness back in her face like that is just such a twat of a thing to do. You owe her an apology; the least you could do is delete your posts
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:31, closed)
My sympathy is with the one that was almost killed.
Delete my posts? Not a chance.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:33, closed)
Absolutely cannot be bothered indulging your pathetic self-righteous power trip any longer
Ring of Fire and anyone else making generalized conclusions about this cunt; most Welsh people are lovely, honest
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:37, closed)
Absolutely powerful reply there.
Self-righteous, yeah, right.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:46, closed)
show us your bumhole
it's what it would have wanted
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 9:58, closed)
There you go Mongy, I cleaned it special like.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:00, closed)
smashing, these question of the weakers are a strange bunch, they come to a comedy website and get all boo hoo
someone get them a tissues
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:03, closed)
Steady on there son.
Put your sympathy-cock back in your trousers and try to act with some decorum.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 23:53, closed)
I see that you're Welsh

(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 6:55, closed)
Is there an actual point you're failing to make here?

(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 7:02, closed)
just noticed you’re Welsh and had sex with your own “retarded” cousin….talk about living up to stereotypes.

And now, you, a Welsh retarded cousin fucker is suddenly showing concern for the genetic health of the population.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 11:17, closed)
Did you think I'd knocked her up?
Touching that you're taking such an interest in what may or may not be QOTW lies. Also, the Welsh stereotype is sheep. Inbreeding's Norfolk. You could at least have got that right.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 11:29, closed)
You shagged your cousin, she was retarded, but you didn't knock her up?
Well....one out of three isn't bad...

And on the bright side, you are practising what you preach with regard to your ideals of not polluting the gene pool. Although I would suggest you're not living up to them quite meticulously enough.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 14:58, closed)
When I went to the jewellers
To pick up my wedding rings, on hearing I was from Norfolk the jeweller congratulated me on outbreeding. Cheeky cunt.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 16:49, closed)
Beautiful story
And congrats!
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 21:34, closed)
Jesus fucking christ
I just noticed, you're in your 40s. For fuck sake man. I assumed you were some sort of teenage wanker.

What the fucks wrong with you!

Now I'm just left with the question, how fucked up was your cousin if even you thought she was retarded?
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 21:32, closed)
Aww have I upset the little keyboard warrior again?

(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 23:42, closed)
Ah right , is that number 5 on your response cut & paste list?

Upset? I think this is fucking brilliant! I take it your not lying in your profile, you are a grown man in your forties? Sorry to repeat myself it's all so delicious.

You are my new favourite board retard.

Anyway, I think we're done here. Looking forward to your future work.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 7:23, closed)
I bet you've been awake all night thinking up that, haven't you?
Oh and it's "you're not" not "your not" by the way.
I do hope that the shag you're hoping to get by once again riding to the schoolgirl's defence is worth it though.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 8:27, closed)
Come on Stuj, that’s pathetic.
“keyboard warrior”, “awake all night thinking up that”, pointing out grammatical errors. That’s Trolling 101.

You’re the mighty Stuj, dispenser of internet beat downs to strangers on B3TA.

If you don’t raise your game I’m going to go right off you.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:57, closed)
Internet beatdowns to strangers?
Sorry, I thought that's what you've been desperately failing to do for the last couple of days.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 11:17, closed)
You are aware of just how petty character assassination is when it comes to having an argument, aren't you?
And that pointing out someone's Welshness doesn't stop the kid featured in this tale of woe from being a drink-driving dickhead.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:03, closed)
seems like this cunt is a right shitcunt, eh

(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:14, closed)
I’m not having an argument.

I’d no more have an argument with him than look for reason in a potato.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 11:12, closed)
And yet here you are again.
Poor chap.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 11:18, closed)
your opinion is valid
but poppet has every right to feel upset that his friend has died, regardless of the circumstances. so, what's the point of your post?
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 3:38, closed)
The point of the post was exactly what I posted.
It's not that difficult to grasp, surely.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 8:29, closed)

(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:03, closed)
I've lost two friends this year
and it still hurts.

I'm so sorry. Hope you find some peace.
(, Mon 12 Jul 2010, 16:58, closed)
Most of him went in the coffin, surely
I doubt Poppet saved any bit of him as a momento
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:01, closed)
have you tried looking behind the sofa?

(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:14, closed)
At the risk of annoying Stuj...
(actually, I don't really care that much)
...I'd like to add my sympathies here.
In the madness that is youth we all do wrong/stupid/criminal things. Most of us learn from them and learn to live with them.
Some don't learn from them (and become arseholes for life)
Others just don't learn to live with them.
That can never be anything but a tragedy.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 9:56, closed)
It doesn't annoy me chap. Sympathise away all you want.
I just don't think that a drunk driver is worthy of the Lady Di treatment.
Mind, I didn't think Lady Di was worthy of the Lady Di treatment either.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:19, closed)
That last statement
I can only agree...
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:21, closed)
I have to go
to my friends funeral on Thursday. He hanged himself two weeks ago, left no note or clue or anything. Just changed his facebook picture and status and ended it. Depression is terrifying.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:09, closed)
My sympathy for your loss.

(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:19, closed)
I'm alright thanks fella after a couple of days life goes on and all that but these things make you stop and think. Re your point on the Lady Di treatment. I can't think of anyone ever who deserved it.

(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 10:25, closed)
I'm not trying to be funny
but what did he change his fb picture to? And status!? Why would you bother changing your facebook page before taking your own life?
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 17:07, closed)
...they hoped someone (by some means) would see it an intervene?

Depression really fecks your thought processes.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 20:51, closed)
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"
Human nature is very unpredictable. The original post and subsequent replies are testament to that.

The internet really can bring the best and worst out of people...

Whatever the case, it was a waste of life. In my opinion.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 14:00, closed)
* clickyhugs *
My condolences.
(, Wed 14 Jul 2010, 19:50, closed)
My Condolences
I am sorry for your loss. Its never easy when someone you know well dies.

Stuj everyone makes crap choices in life even i suspect you. Inflicting your less than sensitive comments on someone in mourning is a shitty thing to do by anyones standard. But i guess your too far up on your high horse to see that.
(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 11:35, closed)

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