BRITAIN: Candid Camera

A bizarre "suicide"story

It begins as a typical, if pathetic, Mother's Day visit. Carrying a bunch of daffodils, a woman enters an old folks' home to visit her aged mum. After some small talk, their conversation abruptly shifts to suicide. "How many have you brought?" asks the mother. "Fifteen."

"But does it take fifteen?"

"For most [people] ten are fatal, but if you take them with whisky, five are enough."

"It is a mortal sin."

"People are doing it left, right and center. It's not a sin any more—it's nothing nowadays. But it's up to you."

"But is it cowardly to do it?"

"No, it isn't...

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