Getting round to it
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:30:40 PM
Sometimes, when a person expresses a desire to end their life, the response will come, perhaps rhetorically, "Why the hurry? It's going to come, anyway."
This is from the Wikipedia entry on John Wayne Gacy:
On December 30, 1977, Gacy abducted a 19-year-old student named Robert Donnelly from a Chicago bus stop at gunpoint. Gacy drove Donnelly home with him, raped him, tortured him with various devices, and repeatedly dunked his head into a bathtub filled with water until he passed out, then revived him. Donnelly later testified at Gacy's trial that he was in such pain that he asked Gacy to kill him to "get it over with," to which Gacy replied: "I'm getting round to it."