"Any publicity is good publicity," the saying goes. Our president banked on this concept during the election in 2016, but can the desire for attention really become overwhelming? If so, where is the line? How far would you go for attention?
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My best friend was in a train-wreck of a relationship with a woman who had some serious issues due to a former partner's infidelity. When he finally broke up with her she would text him endlessly about how she was going to kill herself. I wouldn't normally recommend this tactic, but he just ignored her and eventually the texts stopped.
Maybe two or three weeks after she seemed to have accepted that it was really over, a mysterious fire started in her condo leaving her without a place to live. And despite being insanely wealthy, she really felt like the best place for her and her dog would be my friend's tiny apartment. They just needed something "familiar" after the trauma. He wisely refused.
You will never, ever convince me she didn't start that fire herself.
My mom has custody of my sister's daughters because my sister abandoned them. My sister doesn't ask about them. Doesn't try to visit them. Doesn't call them.
Surprisingly my mom got a call from my sister on the oldest daughter's 5th birthday. Unfortunately, it wasn't to wish happy birthday... it was to announce she had stage 4 duodenum cancer. Which was upsetting, obviously.
Only my sister didn't act sick. She acted excited about all the concern. She never went to the doctors. And people started to catch on. About a year later after people started calling her out on her inconsistencies, she put on her Facebook that she had been feeling sick all week. She puked twice that morning and went to the hospital. And the doctor declared her cancer to be gone. She...puked up... her cancer...
Of course, some dumbasses commented on her status congratulating her for being cancer free. My comment was deleted though. Something to the effect of "really?? You puked up cancer? Why the hell would you take attention away from your daughter's bday with this?"
I knew a girl in high school who pretended to have brain cancer. She had terrible theatrics where she would keel over in pain, and other days she would forget to keep up the act and be perfectly fine.
About a month later there was never any mention of it again.
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