I’m currently living in Rome, and every time I cross the street here is Russian Roulette.
I have stared death in the face, and it looks like a 57-year-old Italian man in a smart car who isn’t intimidated by anything so petty as a Vehicular Manslaughter conviction. – SomethingsQueerHere
That first night out in Tokyo, when I was throwing up on the railway while waiting for the last metro, after having drunk way past my limits, and I didn’t see the coming train, about to smash my head.
The station agent pulled me back on time, but no one else could have. – Paulo-san
Almost drowned in South America with a friend.
We wanted to smoke weed without people coming over and beg for a little or make problems so we went to an empty beach. After the joint we went for a swim in the sea, laughing at how the sea was gently pulling us deeper in without having to spend the effort ourselves. Until we realized we couldn’t swim against it.
I remember I felt death coming at that moment of realization, terror and fear struck me, and I saw the exact same thing in my friend’s eyes.
We were being pulled more and more away from the coast with no one else in sight. We swam as hard as we could but it was no use. The beach slowly faded and meanwhile we were getting exhausted very fast from swimming so hard.
Even though we knew we couldn’t keep up for long, our thrive to survive kept us going, wasting all our energy on swimming.
Then I saw something which at first looked like a f**king alligator but thankfully was a tree branch which we could hold onto.
After about 2 hours we saw a boat that we were able to signal and we were saved.
I’ve never dared to swim in the sea or ocean ever again, except for as long as I can feel the ground under my feet. – iF**ckfor40minutes