19. F-You, Cancer
The death itself wasn’t all that funny, but my dad requested “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Humble Pie be played at his funeral. He died of cancer.
20. He Wanted To Hike In The Front
We were hiking. I let my friend pass in front of me (we were 8 people, i was in the front, in line). After 30 seconds a single rock fell from above hitting him on the head. Instant kill. Head open. I was 16. I still have that horrible image on my mind. Then i ran with my sister to the starting point of the trail while our parents stayed with my friend, already dead. Only one rock fell, without warning. Made me believe in destiny.
21. Away Messages
In college, my friend would put an away message on AIM on NYE. “Score in 2004!” “Free in 2003!” He asked for suggestions for 2005. I IMed him and suggested “Alive in 2005.”
I found out the next day he had hanged himself.