Wednesday, 27 January 2021

I Guess It Runs In The Family...

An Oxford student described as "a bright star who was going to set the world alight" tragically died...

Oh dear! Of illness?  

...after accidentally walking off a seaside cliff.

Ummm.... 

Her devastated family believe her death was avoidable and are now urging Thanet District Council to "prevent such a tragedy from being repeated".

Well, that's understandable, I mean, there should probably be railings up at lea...

Wait, what? 

Oh... 

Popular Simone Norowzian, 21, had been staying with friends in Margate when she climbed over some railings, not realising there was a sheer drop on the other side.

Well... 

During the hearing in Maidstone, the undergraduate was described by her sister Claire Norowzian as “a sensible girl” and a passionate thespian.
“Simone was entering her final year at Oxford. She was a keen actor and had her whole life ahead of her,” Claire added.
“She couldn’t clearly assess the danger. She thought she was climbing over the barrier to a hill to the beach.
“We believe her death was preventable and avoidable. We believe it is the council’s responsibility to prevent such a tragedy from being repeated.”

What, exactly, should they have done? They had a railing. But your 'bright' sister decided to climb over it! 

She wasn't alone. What do her friends say about why she'd do such a thing? 

“We decided to go to bed and Simone wanted a cigarette. She and I walked out into the car park and I realised she was very intoxicated.”

Case closed. It's not 'the responsibility of the council' at all. What did you expect them to do, slap the booze out of her hand? 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you had a drunken student, walking alone, in the dark, in a place she didn't know. She climbed over a railing designed to stop people getting too close to a cliff edge, despite not being able to see what was on the other side, and, sadly, fell off that cliff, AND IT'S THE COUNCILS FAULT!
I feel sorry for her family, but angry at the attitude of her so called friends, and believe this shows the gap between education and intelligence is getting wider by the day.
Penseivat

Dr Evil said...

Being drunk halves the IQ and multiplies bravery by a factor of 10. Not a great combination.

said...

I guess she wasn't so bright after all.

MTG 1 said...

Jesus...Oxbridge!
Remember when you had to be fairly bright to gain admission to any uni?

Anonymous said...

So even in our UK nanny society nature finds a way to cull the most stupid some of the time.

Stonyground said...

I was pretty stupid and did stupid things when I was pissed up back when I was in my late teens. For that reason I am trying hard not to judge this girl. Given slighly worse luck I might have had a similar fate. I think that my parents would have said that I was a bloody idiot rather than trying to blame the council. In this particular case, the council could put up a sign that gives an accurate account of how this girl died and advising others not to be like her. Would that keep her family happy?

Unknown said...

“Like her mum, Atousa was passionate about social justice and equality." Funny how often that goes alongside being an abject moron.

JuliaM said...

"I feel sorry for her family, but angry at the attitude of her so called friends..."

Survivor's guilt, perhaps? You get the feeling they might be thinking 'I was plastered too, it could have been me'..

"Jesus...Oxbridge!
Remember when you had to be fairly bright to gain admission to any uni?"


Being bright and being sensible aren't always skipping down the quad hand in hand, are they?

"In this particular case, the council could put up a sign that gives an accurate account of how this girl died and advising others not to be like her. Would that keep her family happy?"

Heh! Now there's a grand suggestion!

"Funny how often that goes alongside being an abject moron."

Ain't that the truth!