Metro- A teenager who was spared jail after killing his girlfriend in a high-speed crash later wrote ‘sh*t happens’ on Facebook.
Mentesh Da Silva, 19, crashed his black Renault Clio into a tree, instantly killing 18-year-old Emily Laker, after a witness said he appeared to be racing.
He was given a suspended prison sentence just three weeks ago after his lawyer told a judge he felt ‘extreme remorse and regret’.
But Da Silva, who admitted causing Emily’s death by careless driving, has now posted a message saying: ‘It was an accident sh*t happens.
‘I know she’s happier where she is right now compared to being in Canterbury round all them sh*t heads.’
Okay fine, so this kid could probably stand to benefit from a little sensitivity training, and he definitely needs to look deep down in that ice cold soul of his and find a sense of responsibility. Not exactly sure it's best to go the "she's in a better place" route when she died from being driven into a tree by her douchebag boyfriend. I think that justification is a little more consoling when the person succumbs to a terminal disease, or goes quietly into the night after suffering from old age, but that's neither here nor there.
I think what we really need to focus on is how we define "shit", because I personally believe that we have trivialized the phrase "shit happens". For years we have been using it after missing a train, or getting a flat tire, or even being let go from your job, but if we deem shit as bad as I think we deem shit then it much more accurately describes wrapping your car around a tree and taking the life of a loved one. Those other non-fatal occurrences are merely "stuff" as far as I am concerned. Think about it, is there anything worse than when actual shit unexpectedly happens? I think every 1st grader that's ever had to walk around in community pants the rest of the day would tell you there's not. So Mentesh Da Silva isn't downplaying the death of his girlfriend, he's reconfiguring the English language so that the phrase "shit happens" is only appropriate after the most tragic of events. He's definitely not a good person, but he's a hell of an ambassador for the proper use of commonly misused slang amongst our youth, and that's got to count for something. Certainly not sympathy, but something.