Ron Knaack -- who paid $1,750 to be a cowboy but was thrown from his horse when a snake scurried by and so had the ranch hands beat the creature to death with a rope -- said, "I did get the last laugh, I have his rattles."
I don't find this funny at all. In fact, I find it darkly ignorant.
But I do hope that you heal nicely, Ron, and that the next time life throws you un-expectantly that you choose to accept a hard-earned lesson. Otherwise, we're all just limping along.