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Old 11-07-2012, 04:28 AM
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
You didn't have a near death Expierience, what you got was the crap scared out of you. Maybe if you had been shot, your mind would have taken you back to a happier time so you wouldn't have been so traumatized. Then again, what do I know? I'm just a high school graduate from the Cincinnati Public Schools.

When I was in my accident, I didn't get the life passing before my eyes thing. Matter of fact, the accident knocked a lot out of my head. I was dilusional one time when I was hospitalized with pneumonia for 9 days and had a fever of 104. Docs told me, "Two more degrees and you would have started to suffer brain damage, lol. I was seeing friends from the way past, but I figure it was my brain trying to help me cope or whatever. It was cool though, because I hadn't seen them for a long time, lol.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:21 AM
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Probably something you either believe, or you don't. Just like when people die and they see the light. Who knows?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:02 AM
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
A. LOL at bolded remark.

B. No one should ever feel they have to justify working anywhere. In these days of young people (and people of all ages for that matter) having such a sense of entitlement, working anywhere trying to support yourself and move on with your life is admirable.

C. Sorry about your experience. That's scary ****. Don't underestimate the effect is has taken on you. Make sure you have someone to talk to about it; preferably a health care professional instead of your drunken buddies (who you know are just going to make fun of you anyways).
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You didn't have a near death Expierience, what you got was the crap scared out of you. Maybe if you had been shot, your mind would have taken you back to a happier time so you wouldn't have been so traumatized. Then again, what do I know? I'm just a high school graduate from the Cincinnati Public Schools.

When I was in my accident, I didn't get the life passing before my eyes thing. Matter of fact, the accident knocked a lot out of my head. I was dilusional one time when I was hospitalized with pneumonia for 9 days and had a fever of 104. Docs told me, "Two more degrees and you would have started to suffer brain damage, lol. I was seeing friends from the way past, but I figure it was my brain trying to help me cope or whatever. It was cool though, because I hadn't seen them for a long time, lol.
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
You probably didn't have anything great to flash back to.
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At 19, this is probably the only flashback you'd have.


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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
This is absolutely not a NDE, juste a deep trauma.

You were scared to death but absolutely not dead at all.
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I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
You work at McD's....you dont have a life.
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You work at McD's....you dont have a life.
Like I said, **** off I'm 19.
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
I was technically dead for 90 seconds. Totally flatlined. Somehow they got me back. Luckily, all the stuff I had put in my body had caused me to be unconscious, I would not want to see all of that stuff again, it was bad enough the first time.
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And I didn't mean to make it seem like I had a near death experience, I thought I was gonna die, so I thought my brain would start flashing back, but nothing happened.
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And I didn't mean to make it seem like I had a near death experience, I thought I was gonna die, so I thought my brain would start flashing back, but nothing happened.
It's just a story parents make up to keep their kids from trying to die. It's like, telling you to come in after dark or the boogeyman will get you. I've been there, done that. No boogeyman, and no life flashing.
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And I didn't mean to make it seem like I had a near death experience, I thought I was gonna die, so I thought my brain would start flashing back, but nothing happened.
Maybe if the gun had clicked and flashed - having a gun pointed at you doesn't constitute your brain breaking down (that bad, anyways).
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
Sorry about your experience. Was scary I'm sure.
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Don't people say that when you are about to die or have a near death experience your life flashes before your eyes? Well, on Saturday, the McDonalds I work at(**** off I'm 19), was held up at gunpoint. The guy somehow got in the back door and threatened to shoot both me and my manager(he had a revolver). I'm standing there thinking, "I'm gonna die", but my life never flashed before my eyes. Nothing like that happened, my heart was pounding, I was terrified, but I didn't get to see my greatest hits. Anyone have an idea why?
That's pretty scary and I'm glad you were able to make it through that unscathed. I had what I thought was a near death experience one time. I thought for sure if the imminent danger I was facing wasn't going to kill me that my heart would explode from all the adrenaline.
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I've had it probably twice in my life. Yes, they do happen. However, I believe Life flashes are the result of something happening very quick and unexpectedly like a possible accident where you come out unharmed. In one of my cases I lost control of my vehicle and slid in front of a semi truck. At that very second, in my mind I thought there was no way possible a collision would not happen, and physically braced for impact. Yet, nothing happened. I can't tell you if the flash of my life happened during or immediately after the incident, but I know it did. In addition, even though the flash was probably a millisecond long, it felt like a short movie and I believe it was in black & white. HEHE.
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When I worked at a Mcdz back in high school a drunk guy got ****** off about his wait around 1030pm and threw his McChicken at me. My life didn't flash either.
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Hi Bryan. Simple: It wasn't your time. I do hope you've recovered from this horrible incident and most of all that it never happens again. A place of business should be safe at all times and I will pray for both you and your assailant as he must feel exceedingly desperate if he tried to rob a McDonald's.
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