(Closed) Have any of these bad things happend to you or family/friends?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have any of these bad things happend to you or family/friends?
    Tornado : (19 votes)
    10 %
    Flood : (24 votes)
    12 %
    Earthquake (severe) : (18 votes)
    9 %
    Hurricane (severe) : (16 votes)
    8 %
    Fire destroys home : (24 votes)
    12 %
    Severe Burns - fire or chemical : (14 votes)
    7 %
    Murder/homicide : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Rape : (44 votes)
    23 %
    Mugged : (19 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @abbyful: hahaha wow.  I’m paranoid too.  Esp. when I get behind a truck carrying trees.  I go all into my final destination zone.  And then I start wondering if it’s really happening, or am I dreaming the future events, or am I dreaming the future future events?!

    Post # 4
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    858 posts
    Busy bee

    @M.Ruder: SO was on his way to work one day and was behind a truck carrying fire wood when a piece came off and hit the windshield it didnt go all the way through and hit him thank god

    Post # 5
    Member
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Danggit!  I overlooked the public robbery option! 

    Post # 6
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @M.Ruder: ha ha…thats awesome. I own all those movies (love them!)

    Post # 7
    Member
    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I read through the list and feel like I could check off so many that it’s a little scary!  And the sad part is that for my group of family and friends…some things can be checked more than two times…  I live in a little town but have a large extended family living in another small town across the state.  Statistically I know that my family experience is a bit of an oddity.  My status might actually be more like someone living in a high risk inner city area than in a little town… 

    Post # 8
    Member
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    I could check off a couple but didn’t because they weren’t that bad.  My basement’s flooded soo many times and I drove through a tornado once.  The tornado was just forming so it was like an F0.5, but it rocked the car and it was pretty scary.  I figured out the flooding pretty quickly so it only ruined a few of my items.  I’ve also been in a couple hurricanes, but they had weakened enough that they just knocked over some small trees.  The one thing I did mark off was the severe car wreck, my SO and I almost died in a severe car wreck, it was horrible.

    I really can’t believe how many people/families have experienced some of the things above!  

    Post # 9
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    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Not counting non-serious things, we had had serious earthquake injury (back in the 90s there was a bad one around here, believe it or not IL has fault lines) and my aunt was killed in a car accident a few years back. That one hit me the hardest, I get very worried about car accidents now when the weather is nasty, on expressways, etc.

    Post # 10
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My family and I were in a 6.8 earthquake in Northridge, CA in 1994. Lots of people died. Luckily, we were not injured and did not have much damage to our house. I still remember it like it was yesterday though.

    One of my friends from high school died in a car crash in 2008. He was 22.

    Post # 11
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I started checking off some thinking about things that happened to my friends and family, but then I thought I’d jinx myself and some of those things WOULD happen to me so i left the poll alone.  yeah i’m a little paranoid.

    Post # 12
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    A good friend of mine lost everything in an apartment fire.

    FI witness a school shooting.

    Too many people I know have been raped.

    Grandmother was killed by a drunk driver.

    What a wonderful world.

    Post # 13
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    8 of those things have happened to my family/friends. When your family is divided between North Texas, the Bay Area, and the Gulf Coast, it is inevitable that basically all natural disasters possible will happen to them. And, car crashes are far to common to not have that happen.

    Post # 14
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    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We lived in Florida during the crazy 05′ hurricane season. We got hit with 4 cat 3+ hurricanes in about 8 weeks. They’re still re-building a lot of central Florida from those hurricanes.

    Also, I was visiting my grandparents when I was a kid and a tornado went through and destroyed the highway that you could see from their house. It wasn’t a huge tornado, but to be able to see the destruction first-hand as a 8-10 year old was freaky.

    Post # 15
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    1529 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    wow never really though about this, but unfortunatly i checked yes to most of these:(

    Post # 16
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My ex boyfriend in high school was burnt by electrical lines. He was changing wheel lines during the summer and one hit the overhead power lines.  Its frightening that rape is so prominent 🙁

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