@Are0h Oh, yes, I'm sure it was mild by comparison. Like I said, the only reason I'm alive and relatively unharmed is because I'm white as fuck. My apologies for forgetting the latter half of that.
It's precisely because I know it's mild that I won't do what my friend did. It did hurt, and I know it can get worse, so I want to make sure it never comes to even what little I experienced.