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27 January 2009 @ 10:55 pm
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When the revolution comes, those that talk loudly and/or do not turn off their phones in libraries will be first against the wall.

Suicide risk tutorial today, a sample:

Hungarian tutor with the BTs (and yes, that’s easier to remember than his actual name, which is pretty much devoid of vowels): So, which country would you say had the highest suicide risk? Translation: What kind of countries have high suicide rates? Correct answer: developed, industrial, urban.
Actual answer, from Riyang: Japan.
(This seemed very random, so we all burst out laughing. Laughter always seems to hurt the Hungarian’s feelings, as he asks with a sad, bewildered face, “What is so funny?” Usually we don’t know. Aside from his shoes, that is.)
Iylia: Because it’s Communist!
Me: Wow. I feel so much less bad for thinking Vegas is in California and not Nevada, now.
Ian: Nevada? Isn’t that in Texas?

Hungarian tutor with the BTs: What do you call attempted suicide that is not successful?
Warren: Not dying?

We then discussed, intensely and at length, whether or not you could drown yourself in a bath. And if having a voodoo curse put on you constitutes suicide. The majority concluded yes. TOMORROW’S DOCTORS, PEOPLE.
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not your typical annihilatrixfuriosity on January 28th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
and yes, that’s easier to remember than his actual name, which is pretty much devoid of vowels
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kitties: hammockscoradh on January 28th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
If he didn't wear BTs I might make an effort ... but he does.
uminohikariuminohikari on January 28th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
...*stares* I don't even know how I should react
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Brendon's squishyscoradh on January 29th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Laughter? Possibly, or fear. FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE.
Sereniaserenia on January 28th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
This made me giggle too much for such a serious topic!
Mind you, my first guess of country was also Japan, because I had in mind the romanticisation of 'love suicide', plus the sometimes repressed social culture, kids who don't leave their rooms for years, etc.
I think you could drown yourself in a bath if you first got so drunk or drugged that your subconscious survival mechanisms were overcome.
And the voodoo curse? I guess it depends how much you believe in it! I think the belief is what makes that sort of thing work (along with most natural therapies, and placebos).
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: daisiesscoradh on January 29th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
It does you good to larf.

Dammit. See, I hadn't got my hat o' logic on, so I was all LOL JAPAN WHERE DO YOU GET THAT RIANG?

Yes, people definitely believe they are cursed to death and die. But if it's actually suicide ... idk.
sleepingfingers on January 28th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
When I read that, I immediately thought of Japan, too. Hee, your conversations are weirdly funny. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eddie Izzard: So ... yeahscoradh on January 29th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you are a sort-of medical student too! You have an in!
strange_bt_true: Stock: piano feetstrange_bt_true on January 28th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Discworld: Mobscoradh on January 29th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
No, no you wouldn't. With Hungarian BT guy chatting on about alcoholists while we all try to fall asleep with our eyes open? Not so very stimulating.