Couple falls to their death while trying to take selfie
A Polish couple has fallen to their death in Portugal while trying to take a selfie near a cliff, according to local media reports.Now, there's a sad part to this, as the couple left behind two children - who watched their idiot parents fall to their deaths. I feel bad for those kids - they didn't ask to be born to people that don't have the common sense that G-d gave gravel. Perhaps they will be raised by someone with a better sense of self-preservation, like a lion tamer.
The bodies of the couple – who were not identified – have been recovered after initial attempts to rescue them on Saturday were hampered by rough conditions in the waters off Cabo da Raca, Polish Radio reports.
I just don't get the daredevil stuff, I really don't. Sky diving, bungee jumping; all of that just makes me scratch my head. I ride a motorcycle, and that's enough risk for me; I don't need to go out actively seeking ways to get myself killed. I have to think that it's thrill-seeking at work here, because the alternative is TSTL - they just didn't give the cliff enough credence and forgot that gravity isn't just a good idea, it's the law.
Reading this account, I have even less sympathy for the recently deceased. They apparently went around a safety barrier to get their picture - when you actively circumvent items intended to keep you from doing unsafe things, it's hard to move the "give-a-s**t-meter". It's one thing to misjudge the edge and slip. It's entirely another (dumber) thing to go around the perimeter set up for safety.
At least that's a mistake they won't make again...
That is all.