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Fluffybunny
02-09-11, 23:20
Funniest thing heard about all week on the news. When I first heard about it I tried so hard not to piss myself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/5545322/Dead-for-a-year-and-no-one-knew

My reasons of laughter are in a few posts below.

Mikky
02-09-11, 23:23
It's kinda sad, in a way. :/

Fluffybunny
02-09-11, 23:24
I know that. But at the same time funny how you can't trust anyone. Even the council.

Rai
02-09-11, 23:27
That's not funny. It's tragic :(. How awful that no one noticed he wasn't around. No family, no neighbours. Surely someone would have notice? No one even tried to knock on his door before. Damn. What a lonely life he would have had. RIP to Mr Clarke. This is the way we treat the elderly these days.

b.gluch
02-09-11, 23:28
thats sad, im scared of getting old :(

DgoOdz94
02-09-11, 23:29
This is awful! D:

It's even hard to imagine being dead for so long and no one knows....

Fluffybunny
02-09-11, 23:31
That's not funny. It's tragic :(. How awful that no one noticed he wasn't around. No family, no neighbours. Surely someone would have notice? No one even tried to knock on his door before. Damn. What a lonely life he would have had. RIP to Mr Clarke. This is the way we treat the elderly these days.

I wasn't laughing at the actual thing that happened. In fact I'm not as worse as the lady I had in my meeting yesterday. I mentioned it and she almost pissed herself.

I laugh because the council here in New Zealand say they're the best. But really? Are they?

lance6439
02-09-11, 23:31
Damn. Dx

Tombraiderx08
02-09-11, 23:31
.........
That's awful! Poor man!

TRhalloween
02-09-11, 23:35
Similiar to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvette_Vickers

Makes me wonder how alone someone must be.

trXD
02-09-11, 23:37
Um, how can anyone find this funny? The article is about the elderly residents living and dieing in seclusion, how when they die it takes weeks or months before anyone notices because they have no family or friends.

dizzydoil
03-09-11, 00:10
Breaks my heart.

Super Badnik
03-09-11, 00:34
Thats not funny thats so sad. Those poor residents being shoved into small little holes to die like that.

Weemanply109
03-09-11, 00:37
That's soo sad :o

SirPlagueRat
03-09-11, 00:42
Wow. Tragic.

michaeldt
03-09-11, 01:11
I don't see how this is funny.... I'd hate to die alone and for my body to just rot away D:

voltz
03-09-11, 01:57
I remember reading about Vickers awhile back and to think she was once a memorable pin-up model. It's a real shame nobody was there to look after her.

To original poster: Please explain what is funny about this.

Spong
03-09-11, 02:55
It's like reading an article about myself from the future :tmb:

Avalon SARL
03-09-11, 03:29
Awful and tragic :(

Thanks GOD everyone in my family is all caring about old people

My uncle now hasgot lots and lots of extreme and horrible problems becauseof his age,but everyone around is being very supportive :)

domino92
03-09-11, 03:53
It is mildly interesting as to wonder how someone would not know someone was dead?

I mean, even if the corpse didn't stink, and I assume the family (if there was one) wasn't in contact, but what about postmen, or landlords. Neighbours ever think something might be wrong if they see the man go into his home and NEVER come out!

Fluffybunny
03-09-11, 04:22
To original poster: Please explain what is funny about this.
I've said it already at least five times.

igonge
03-09-11, 08:53
That's quite sad.

robm_2007
03-09-11, 08:56
It's funny in theory.

Like if you heard a story of a baby running over a hooker with a steamroller, only not as far-fetched.

It's like reading an article about myself from the future :tmb:

Except you'll be dead for a decade before they notice :pi:

toxicraider
03-09-11, 09:07
Aw, that is really horrible, and sad to think nobody noticed him gone.
I would have thought that in a year people would be suspicious about the man not paying bills, not responding to anything whatsoever? :confused:
My grandfather actually had a similar situation where went into his flat to find the tenant dead, after he fell asleep and got burnt somehow (I don't know the exact details). It must have been really awful.

Poke Warrior
03-09-11, 12:27
Thats sad :( Now he can rest in peace.

remote91
03-09-11, 12:31
It's like reading an article about myself from the future :tmb:
HA!