What Haunts You?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Kawabuggy, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Sherlock913

    Sherlock913 If the coronavirus doesn't take you out, can I?

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    Satchel Paige said it best, I paraphrase,

    NEVER look back, you don’t know what might be gaining on you.
     
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  2. APERS

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    Honestly? Selling my Beretta 92 to my best and only friend in the late 90's. Always would bug the crap out of me, to sell it to him. Finally I did, and he ended his life with it a few days later. He had other guns, but wanted that one. Guilt will hinder me for the rest of my time, over that. I just thought he was a very generous guy, and fellow veteran. Still have the expensive fillet knife and prized fishing lures he gave me. I had zero effing clue. Best friend a man could have. Haunting?
    You bet you're ass.

    *Lesson learned: Just because you trust someone with you're life, does NOT mean
    you can trust them. With they're own.
     
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  3. DaveD

    DaveD Ex-Mod Moderator Millennium Member

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    Seems like several first responders here have bad memories. I was a volunteer EMT for 20 years and trained over 500 EMT's over the years. My haunts are the calls that involve kids including a five fatal on Thanksgiving one year. To this day I can't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner without the memories. This was some 30-years ago.

    Then there was the deputy that asked me to let a drunk die (he was trapped in a wreck) because they were tired of trying to get him locked up for good. I got the guy out alive and resigned the next day.

    That deputy went on to commit a financial crime and got fired.
     
  4. oldcop71

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    47.5 years as a first responder, too many dead people. I drive the roads and remember every fatality scene, every failed ambulance transport. I buried my 2nd and 3rd wives. PTSD.
     
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  5. Mcsorleyprobert

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    Walked off 5-6 jobs past year and a half.
    Boss said, company policy to wear a mask.
    Heavy equipment operator, and am alone in my cab all day.

    Will not wear a mask.
    Parked machine, went truck, drove to restaurant for breakfast.
    Boss called and “where are you”
    Said I don’t wear a mask, and will not be coming back.
     
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  6. oogy_pls

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    I have. Because I have seen car wrecks, attempted suicides, etc. and its that nightmare out of all the stuff that comes back the most.

    When I wake up from there I think about everything I've done to get to where I am and it definitely serves as a reminder to maintain what I'm doing.

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  7. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Been looking at the title of this thread for days. I can't...