29. Thanks, Obama
My partner was talking to her grandfather about US politics. Normally, she wouldn’t engage him due to his differing views (namely, racism), but this time, he said that Obama was “a commie socialist.” She said, “I think actually most socialists wouldn’t agree with that; they probably would want him to be more left.” He opened his mouth to respond and then yawned and didn’t move. Turns out he’d died at that moment.
30. Paying Their Respects
My grandma died, so all of my family came to town to attend the funeral. On their way home from the service, my aunt and uncle died in a car crash.
31. Alcoholic Killed By Drunk Driver
I’m not sure if this is truly ironic but my aunt died a few years ago in an unexpected but fitting way. She was a long-time alcoholic with liver disease to the point to where she was given a 6 month expiration date. It was going to be a slow, painful death and none of us were happy about watching her kill herself with alcohol.
Shortly after receiving this diagnosis, she died instantly in a drunk driving accident. She was the passenger, my cousin was driving drunk.
32. Killed By The Deer She Was Protecting
I had an aunt who was a chapter president of the League of Humane Voters, an anti-hunting group. One of their opponent groups arguments was “if we don’t allow hunters to kill deer, the deer population will increase and create traffic accidents.”
She was killed when a car on the opposite side of a divided highway struck a deer, and the deer’s carcass went flying through the air, across the highway, and through the windshield of the car in which she was a passenger.
Knowing the highway (people drive 70-80), she was killed over a hundred pounds of venison that struck her at 140 mph. Instant death.
The driver of the car was entirely unharmed. Not a scratch.
Nobody really talked about the fact that she was killed by the very thing that hunters said would happen. It was just “a car accident.” But her husband silently dropped out of the group soon thereafter.