Re: Talk about the most awkward situation....
I was in a very similar situation in the summer of 2005.
Because it was a big news event at the time, I won't go into any detail out of respect for my deceased schoolmate and his family.
Suffice to say just about everybody in the school was blown away and upset, even those who didn't know him. It sounds cold, but I thought it was ridiculous; people who didn't know him were collapsed in tears. Sure, I was shocked but not hysterical because I simply didn't know him well enough even though he was in my year.
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