on the bus yesterday from the university to downtown I noticed a lot of yellow police tape and police vans near the Royal Jubilee hospital.
I made a mental note to find out what happened and continued on with my business.
Well today I finally got that far down on my mental list and got Ryan to look up what happened.
What? He was already on a computer. Mine was like 3 rooms away!
Anyway I kind of wish I didn't look because it turns out some guy set himself on fire outside the hospital.
here's a news story about it
Yeah so if you're too lazy to go there, basically what happened was a man went to the hospital, poured gasoline all over himself and lit himself on fire.
It was right near the bus stop so all these people saw him do it. The investigators said it was not an accident and it was not any kind of attack.
The witnesses said he apologized to them while he was totally on fire, and said he wouldn't do it again.
Then a guy from a nearby construction site ran over with a fire extinguisher put him out, and hey, he was right outside of the hospital so, you know, they took care of him.
I am left with so many questions.
I mean...did he want to die?
He did that directly outside of the best place to take care of an injured man, right?
I really feel bad for the people who had just been waiting for the bus.
And I can't stop thinking about it.
Well...yeah I can, I was just using a little thing called HYPERBOLE.
It's a literary device.
Ever heard of it?
But suddenly, out of nowhere, it'll hit me again; dude totally lit himself on fire. Beside the hospital. Then apologized to people while he was on fire! WHYYYYY?
It's not even any of my business.
The last line of the news story says "Some of the witnesses would be treated for psychological trauma, police said."
Uh, yeah. Just reading that story kind of traumatized me.
I don't really have anything else to say about it except WHYYYYYY?