called a friend as it'd been a while since we hanged out
asked him how he was - 'OK'
asked him if he was enjoying the nice weather - 'not really'
asked him if everyhting was OK - 'no, my dad died a couple weeks ago'
felt really bad, didn't know what to say. offered my sympathies etc
asked him if it was unexpected (his dad had bowel issues apparently) - 'not really, he killed himself'
FUCKING HELL, maaaaaan. what the hell are you supposed to say to that?
talked about FM Transmitters for a little bit then I made my excuses and terminated the call.
probably the worst telephone call I've had for a long time
any other examples?
as an aside, what a tragedy, huh? crazy shit