how close to death are we?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Voyage, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

    Yesterday, I pick up my truck from the mechanic. Half-way home the throttle sticks, i'm on the main drag and im accelerating in 3rd gear towards traffic.
    :willy_nilly:
    I kill the engine, push in the clutch and limp to the curb. Check the throttle cable and the thottle body, the pedal... everything is fine and freely moving.
    Get in, start it up, rev it... "hmm. ok." pull away from the curb, go a block, same thing happens. Pull over, call the shop. Dude acts like "wtf" but sends the shop go-fer kid (that gave me a ride to pick up the truck) the kid shows up, looks at it and goes "i think i know what's wrong" , grabs a wrench, disconnects the air inlet duct to the throttle body, and stuck inside the butterfly is a big, torn rubber seal.

    Nice.

    Ya, almost got to "life flashing before me" mode.

    Oh ya, Ford doesn't have that rubber seal anymore.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    How close are we to death? Much closer than you might think :eek:

    When I was a kid my friends and i decided to climb on the roof of an old building. I lost my balance and almost fell 8 stories down to the concrete below, but by pinwheeling my arms I managed to regain my balance but it was too close. :(


    Hotwater
     
  3. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    2,3 metres.
     
  4. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    day to day
     
  5. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    from the mechanic?

    i could have swore you claimed to be one a few times
     
  6. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe Visitor

    We have exactly a 100% chance or a 0% chance of dying at any moment.
     
  7. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

  8. kokujin

    kokujin Senior Member

    there was one time. :(
     
  9. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    Had we been going a little faster in the wreck that tore up my first car in 2006, I probably would've died. Had a jack in the trunk and a backseat that folded forward to give access to the trunk. The impact of our car hitting the car that stalled in front of us flung the jack from the trunk into the back of the passenger seat where I was sitting. I hit my teeth on my chest (not boobs, chest). I wasn't hurt all that bad (though that neck injury may come back to bite me in the future since I refused to go to the hospital or doctor. Hell, I'd be in major debt if I had gone, bitch didn't have insurance) but much more force could've very well severed my spine. The lady's friends tried to tell the cops we were speeding, but like I said, had we been, I could've died or been paralyzed.
     
  10. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    120mph--hit truck. 2 dead-1 vegetable--and me.

    Gun pulled on me from 3 feet away--ran like a MF.

    Rolled 2 cars--not hurt. Not too bad, anyway.

    Curious--found abdominal aneurism=fixed.

    Broke disc in spine-fixed.

    Double hernia-fixed.

    Entire aorta from crotch to heart--replaced with what looks like radiator hose.

    Roofed 40 some odd years--extremely dangerous situations--have only fallen off 3 times. Lived.

    Survived embolism in lung.

    AS you-all can see---I'm going to live FOREVER!! I am a tough motherfucker!!!
     
  11. mvmcd1950

    mvmcd1950 mvmcd1950

    wow scratcho.. like a cat with nine lives.. do you have aches n pains from any of the above, do you walk or get wheeled around?
     
  12. kokujin

    kokujin Senior Member

    lfmao jesus fuck. check rep.
     
  13. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    "how close to death are we?"

    We live just a heartbeat away. :sunny:
     
  14. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Nahhhh---I'm good. Still do some roofing. Take more than that piddly-ass shit to kill me!!
     
  15. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    Damn Scratcho!!
     
  16. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

    no shit lol

    i'm happy to say there's only one on that list i can relate to but i was almost the one to become a vegetable. well two things if you count working at heights for 20 yrs.

    Scratcho is like this dude :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM-Xo8aSbcI"]2000: Unbreakable Trailer HQ - YouTube

    which is a good movie btw, last good one M. Knight made methinks.
     
  17. My husband almost died a few weeks ago. I'm always worried about death. Not for me. I'm invisible. For other people- some people just seem like they are ready to die any minute and need protected. Me, I could eat rat poison and live... but yea... I'm not happy with death right now. Last week a lady I consider a gramma died. She isn't really my relative but was like one. She was 92. It was expected but sad still.
     
  18. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    You're invisible? Holy shit that would be wild at a traffic stop... :2thumbsup:
     
  19. yea, it comes and goes at will.

    great for fucking w the police.:bobby:
     
  20. but yes, indestructible.

    not invisible.
     

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