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Posted: 11/17/2003 7:00:40 AM EDT
As I was trying to wash my feet in the shower this morning, I almost slipped. This got me to thinking and wondering, what if I did fall & crack my head open, bleeding out all over the floor? How long would it take for someone to find me? Bear in mind, I live alone except for my dog. I figure it would take at least a week. I don't think my dog would really start going crazy and alert anyone, if she got hungry she'd probably just eat my dead body.

So, how long would you lay there rotting before someone found you? Obviously you married guys it would only be a day at most, but what about the rest of you?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:07:55 AM EDT
It would take the wife less than 5 minutes if I had money with me.

Other than that I don't think anyone would come looking for me.....except maybe fellow board members

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:14:44 AM EDT
I hope it would take less than a day.

I dont live with my girl friend, but if she didn't hear from me, I know she would come looking.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:17:05 AM EDT
I probably wouldn't be found for a month or two. Nobody cares .
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:18:40 AM EDT
Until the bill collectors or landlord come on knocking....And that would take months.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:49:01 AM EDT
within hours, because my house is rarely left un-attended for long periods, somebody would
find me within that same day.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:57:04 AM EDT
A week or two.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:12:09 AM EDT
I've got some nosy neighbors (which isn't always a bad thing)...so probably within 48 hours.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:15:24 AM EDT
Norman, If you dissapeared from the boards all of a sudden, I'd come check on ya.

"no officer the gun safe was empty when I found him in the shower....."

echo6
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:15:40 AM EDT
My wife would find me.

Wether or not she would call anyone is up for debate.

I've got almost 100 sick days, she could just keep calling me in and taking my paychecks.

Av.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:18:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:21:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
A week or two.



Prolly about the same..if the cats leave any that is...
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:23:53 AM EDT
Less than an hour.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:26:02 AM EDT
never really thought about it, but damn..... i'd be there for a while.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:33:04 AM EDT
Probably just long enough to die.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:41:05 AM EDT
Even married it would take at least a couple of days --- she would come looking for me on Monday and Thursday to take out the garbage, on Saturdays to cut the yard and once a week (or maybe more) for ummmmmm....marital relations.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:42:51 AM EDT
A day.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:45:02 AM EDT
There have been people found dead in their house YEARS after they died.

Check rotten.com (older entries) for some hideous examples, like of the guy who died in the bathtub and wasn't found for like two months or something. Ultra nasty.

CJ

Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:51:26 AM EDT
Minutes.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:53:57 AM EDT

probably less than a day. Neighbors would wonder why it's so quiet.

The real question is "How long it would take to find the body you hide".... fullclip

Link Posted: 11/17/2003 10:24:43 AM EDT
I once sold two .357 Rugers to these two women that were "roommates". They ultimately used them & some magsafes to commit double suicide in the tub. If I remember correctly it was over a week, and only then because the neighbors could smell them.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 10:39:08 AM EDT
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Hanging Corpse Admired as Sculpture on Campus
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Police on Friday removed the corpse of a man believed to have hanged himself at least a year ago after builders and students at Budapest's University of Arts had initially mistaken it for a modern sculpture.



The body hung for a whole day in a garden building that had been re-opened for repairs before onlookers realized what it was and called the police, local media said.


The building, in campus grounds crowded with different types of sculpture, had been closed five years ago pending reconstruction work.


Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:02:52 PM EDT
my wife would find me first, probably abuse me, and then call for the morgue
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:14:45 PM EDT
Nice to know so many have a job where not showing up is no big deal
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:15:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By norman74:
I don't think my dog would really start going crazy and alert anyone, if she got hungry she'd probably just eat my dead body.




Originally Posted By liberty86:
Prolly about the same..if the cats leave any that is...


I have seen firsthand what a cat will do to a corpse after missing a couple of meals. On the other hand, I have been told by a first responder that finding a starving dog guarding its master's untouched body is not uncommon.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:22:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Nice to know so many have a job where not showing up is no big deal



It's not that it's a big deal, it's just that they wouldn't really care. Care in terms of compassion. They would just be pissed that they have more work to do now. They would honestly probably just think I quit.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 12:26:51 PM EDT
Jarhead_22, I've seen what 2 dogs did to their owner after 3 days. No jaw, and a few nibbles here and there. As for me, my wife would find me within minutes. *whine*Where are you? What are you doing?*whine*
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 2:08:14 PM EDT
Its taken me two or so days to find my body before.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:37:38 PM EDT
Not until your landlord noticed the stink, or or your boss reported you missing to the police.

P.S., if you live alone don't ever own a shitbag cat. They'll eat your eyes out.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:46:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rocko1369:
Jarhead_22, I've seen what 2 dogs did to their owner after 3 days. No jaw, and a few nibbles here and there. As for me, my wife would find me within minutes. *whine*Where are you? What are you doing?*whine*



Yankee adds another to his extortion list.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 10:33:55 PM EDT
If I fell on friday night, they probably wouldn't find me until monday afternoon when I didn't show up for work.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 11:10:47 PM EDT
Less than a day. Someone would notice me gone, wether be one of the friends, work, the firehouse, or a roomate.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 11:27:43 PM EDT
Probably only a day or two, but if I needed medical attention (i.e. cracked my head open in the shower and passed out), I'd more than likely bleed out and die. Work would be concerned on my 2nd No Call No Show, but my roomate would probably find me sooner, I hope, but you never know, he might just think I'm pulling a Rip Van Winkle.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 11:46:39 PM EDT
Depends...Sometimes it would be within seconds as the wife and I sometimes conserve water

But, then again, she probably wouldn't even notice and she would continue yapping until she needed conditioner for her hair!

And, I have 7 cats and 2 dogs. If I croak, they can have me. But, if the SHTF, and I am hungry, turn about is fair play.. It just means I got to them first....

I see the kitties eyeballing me all the time... Kitty kisses my ass! They're TASTING me!
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 4:23:38 AM EDT
After languishing on the cold bathroom floor for several hours,.... just when he thought salvation was at hand, the last cruel words he would ever hear from his loving and compassionate wife at the moment of his death were "goddamn it are'nt you done whacking off yet!!!"[>Q]
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 5:13:44 AM EDT
You know you laugh about this thread but it's quite actually a good point. Time after time we run into doa calls where they've been down for quite a while. What amazes me is the neighbors will say, "oh I've noticed she hasn't been around for a month and that her papers and mail are piled up and I usually see her everyday." But then don't have enough thought to check.
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