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(Reading Eagle)   Woman who fell in fountain upset that people may recognize her from video on internet talks to newspaper that publishes her name. Ta-da   (readingeagle.com) divider line 201
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2011-01-20 09:07:18 AM  
I wonder if their Berkshire Mall is as shiatty as the Berkshire Mall in the Berkshires...
 
2011-01-20 09:15:21 AM  

THX 1138: None of this happened. For the life of me I can't understand why so many people love to play the victim to an event that never occurred. Grow up.


She doesn't have to.

/The key word being "she".
 
2011-01-20 09:19:17 AM  

Stoj: FTFA: "It's funny, but you need to see the serious side of it," she said. "What if it was a senior citizen? Would it be funny then?"

Twice as funny, actually.


Blind, half crippled, mentally challenged senior citizen and i'm pissing my pants.
 
2011-01-20 09:22:58 AM  
Do something that stupid in public and you deserve whatever ridicule comes your way.
 
2011-01-20 09:23:52 AM  

Biv: YOUR IN THE WAY ARSEHOLE!!


My in the way asshole what?

Granted sometimes it does get in the way....
 
2011-01-20 09:24:14 AM  
Instead of enjoying her 15 minutes of fame, she's gonna sue. I guess they'll legislate walls/barricades around fountains. And those pennies thrown in there are "attractive nuisances" thrusting the defenseless public into those fountains. Where's my atorney? Kaching!!!! I'm gonna get wet, then get paid...
 
2011-01-20 09:27:23 AM  
Late to the party, but i had to do This.
 
2011-01-20 09:30:20 AM  

jingks: What the hell is that noise in the video? Is that someone's laugh?


I think there's a seagull in the room.
 
2011-01-20 09:32:26 AM  
Does anybody else think her phone actually quit working because of water damage and she is claiming it was stolen in the hopes that she will get a free phone from the publicity ?
 
2011-01-20 09:36:03 AM  
Warning to all Farkers.

I saw this idiot on the news this morning giving an interview on how she is suing the mall because people laughed at her instead of helping her.

So please, what ever you do... do not, I repete DO NOT laugh at this idiot or she may sue you as well!!!
 
2011-01-20 09:39:58 AM  

pennygirl: Does anybody else think her phone actually quit working because of water damage and she is claiming it was stolen in the hopes that she will get a free phone from the publicity ?


Maybe.

I was more confused how the dry ice would help, wouldn't it just mae it cold enough for whatever water is in there to freeze?
 
2011-01-20 09:43:34 AM  
"I saw the water coming at me..."

No you didn't, dumbass. The water didn't jump up and get you. You went into the water.

i51.tinypic.com
 
2011-01-20 09:47:30 AM  
Her own family couldn't have recognized her in that video so she decides to out herself so now everyone knows who the shadow figure was that went full dumbass.

Kill it with fire. And Bieber too.
readingeagle.com
 
2011-01-20 09:52:09 AM  
readingeagle.comi.zdnet.com
 
2011-01-20 10:01:39 AM  
FTFA

She said she never texts while driving.

"That's so dangerous," she said.


There is almost nothing I believe as little as I believe this statement.

"It's funny, but you need to see the serious side of it," she said. "What if it was a senior citizen? Would it be funny then?"

Do senior citizens text?

"I wanted to do that, stand up and say, 'Hey, she's Fountain Girl and now I'm the Fountain Guy' if it would make her feel better," said Walter, who said they are born-again Christians.

Is that relevant? Was she texting Jesus?
 
2011-01-20 10:03:18 AM  
Woman needs some blood work. That's not a normal color for human skin.
 
2011-01-20 10:04:46 AM  
A lawyer? You've got to be kidding me.

She was in the fountain for only seven seconds and she's angry that Security wasn't on scene immediately.

What did you expect lady? Did you think that there there was a mallcop sitting in front of a screen, intently watching the one single camera you were on at that exact moment? You're throwing a fit because Security didn't show up in the seven seconds from the time you fell in and when you left the scene.
 
2011-01-20 10:11:47 AM  
THX 1138: A lawyer? You've got to be kidding me.

She was in the fountain for only seven seconds and she's angry that Security wasn't on scene immediately.


"Steve. STEVE. Jesus Christ, is that what I think it is?"

"That's a Code 392. Someone walked into the fountain, because texting was more important than looking at where the hell she was going. Suit up, Rookie. Time to earn that paycheck."

"I'm not ready. I'm not ready. shiat. shiat."

"YOU KNEW WHAT YOU SIGNED UP FOR WHEN YOU BECAME A MALL COP, SON. Now get your maglite. God willing, that Chick-fil-a isn't going to be our last meal. Not just yet."
 
2011-01-20 10:13:54 AM  
Wow, she is really trying hard to regain some sense of personal dignity but it is like quicksand.

/keep thrashin' beotch
 
2011-01-20 10:16:46 AM  

THX 1138: A lawyer? You've got to be kidding me.

She was in the fountain for only seven seconds and she's angry that Security wasn't on scene immediately.

What did you expect lady? Did you think that there there was a mallcop sitting in front of a screen, intently watching the one single camera you were on at that exact moment? You're throwing a fit because Security didn't show up in the seven seconds from the time you fell in and when you left the scene.


This x 10000000
 
2011-01-20 10:17:31 AM  
With that extremely grainy footage, no they couldn't.

She is looking to somehow capitalize on this.
 
2011-01-20 10:18:34 AM  

Death Eats a Cracker: FTA: "I wanted to do that, stand up and say, 'Hey, she's Fountain Girl and now I'm the Fountain Guy' if it would make her feel better," said Walter, who said they are born-again Christians.

What in the flying fark does that have to do with anything? How is this the least bit relevant to the article?


She opted for a late baptism?
 
2011-01-20 10:18:51 AM  
Mall security was "preoccupied" at the time of the incident.

www.mtv.com
 
2011-01-20 10:22:07 AM  
qitty: I'd laugh about it. Where's her sense of humor?? I'd blog the video myself. :p

She made a point say that she's a born-again christian. I don't think they're allowed to have a sense of humor. Serious BOC is serious.
 
2011-01-20 10:26:15 AM  

Pocket_Fisherman: She is looking to somehow capitalize on this.


Bingo. Up next: lawsuits against both the company that owns the mall AND the individual security officers. The follow up to this fantastic use of the legal system will probably be suits against the company that makes the lights in the bottom of the fountain and maybe the water company that willfully and negligently supplied the water.
 
2011-01-20 10:27:54 AM  
You can't cure stupid.
 
2011-01-20 10:29:32 AM  
 
2011-01-20 10:29:51 AM  

tedeb:

a) English fail
b) not the other guy was showing it for entertainment


You are criticizing someone's English use? lol
 
2011-01-20 10:29:54 AM  
Good thing she didn't drown in the 10" of water. There should be a pool enclosure net to protect the innocents from another tragedy. She, on the other hand, needs to wear a helmet like a special needs child. And, she needs constant adult supervision. Retard.
 
2011-01-20 10:35:52 AM  

Stoj: FTFA: "It's funny, but you need to see the serious side of it," she said. "What if it was a senior citizen? Would it be funny then?"

Twice as funny, actually.


That reminds me of the time I was driving on campus and saw a senior citizen just totally take a header walking across the street. It was hilarious.
 
2011-01-20 10:42:34 AM  

eraser8: davidphogan: eraser8: The problem is the release of the material. It should never have happened.

Honestly, I didn't think my point was really that difficult to follow.

I get your point, I just completely disagree. Don't do stupid shiat in public if you don't want the chance someone might videotape it to come out. If you do dumb shiat in public, don't admit it to the media to attention whore for your future lawsuit.

She can suck it up and be a big girl.

My point has fark-all to do with the woman and what she might want. That's irrelevant.

The point is that mall security shouldn't get a pass for breaching the trust of their position simply because internet yahoos find it amusing.

In other words, I don't care about this woman's discomfort. My point is merely that the release reflects poorly on the professionalism of mall staff.

If I were their employer, they'd certainly get the axe.


This.
 
2011-01-20 10:44:05 AM  

Securitywyrm: At least she has the right idea. She's not trying to sue the security company or the mall to make money off her embarrassment, but she wants their asses on the line for not coming to help. Those involved in releasing the tape, and those responsible for supervising those persons are going to have a hard time finding work. Getting fired from a security guard job means you're in the crapper for finding a new one... and mall security is about as low as you can fall.


That's too bad. The people entrusted with 'security' should be held in higher esteem in this country, by those who employ them and those who are protected by them. Why are they not? Why is it insulting to be a security guard?
 
2011-01-20 10:44:13 AM  

hb0mb: Maybe you should pull your head out of your ass and you nose out of your phone and pay farking attention to what you're doing, moron!

I can't wait for the impending law suit against the mall.

What an asshole.




I couldn't have said it better myself.

I wonder if she would investigate the inside of a large burlap bag for us. You know, just so we could toss it in the fountain for swimming lessons.
 
2011-01-20 10:44:36 AM  

Murphyr: THX 1138: A lawyer? You've got to be kidding me.

She was in the fountain for only seven seconds and she's angry that Security wasn't on scene immediately.

"Steve. STEVE. Jesus Christ, is that what I think it is?"

"That's a Code 392. Someone walked into the fountain, because texting was more important than looking at where the hell she was going. Suit up, Rookie. Time to earn that paycheck."

"I'm not ready. I'm not ready. shiat. shiat."

"YOU KNEW WHAT YOU SIGNED UP FOR WHEN YOU BECAME A MALL COP, SON. Now get your maglite. God willing, that Chick-fil-a isn't going to be our last meal. Not just yet."


Its the occasional brilliant post like this that keeps me coming back to Fark year after year. Cheers and thanks for making my day a bit brighter good sir/madam!
 
2011-01-20 10:44:40 AM  
She's a moron. She fell into a fountain because she's a moron.

Then, she gets a lawyer because security didn't come to check on her??? She was gone in 3-4 seconds, as shown on the video.

Then, she outs herself on the interwebs, and rambles on incoherently.

What's her next move? Join the Kardashians, and be famous for being famous?
 
2011-01-20 10:46:03 AM  

CashMoneyGifford: Late to the party, but i had to do This.


Why not just use this:

Benny Hillifier (dumbass goes into fountain and cries about it) (new window)
 
2011-01-20 10:49:36 AM  
She's a 49 year old born again christian who works at the mall. Seems like the fountain incident should be the least of her worries.
 
2011-01-20 11:00:36 AM  
I came for the Fellini reference and I am leaving very disappointed.

Shame on you, Farkers, shame.
 
2011-01-20 11:02:42 AM  

eraser8: As hilarious as the fountain fall was, it should never have been released to the public.

Whoever was responsible for the release should be fired.


It happened in public. It's not reasonable to expect privacy in a public place. Sorry.

If she wanted to keep it private, she should have scheduled it for after hours.
 
2011-01-20 11:02:52 AM  
Also, by age 49 shouldn't she have realized that no one, with the possible exception of her husband, is legally obligated to give a shiat about her feelings?
 
2011-01-20 11:13:58 AM  

Generation_D: To me (not a lawyer) the issue isnt her own carelessness or what have you, its the effed up way the punks supposedly tasked with watching after the mall stood around with their thumbs up their ass instead of helped her out or sent someone down to see if she was OK. To me they're gone. Sorry if thats considered harsh to you farking snowflakes.


Might want to ban public cell phone/camera use everywhere, because you and I both know, somewhere at some time today, this shiat is going to happen all over again. And be on Youtube or somewhere an hour after it happens.
 
2011-01-20 11:16:36 AM  
Found another photo of her. Poor quality, but it's her.

frumin.net
 
2011-01-20 11:20:20 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: eraser8: davidphogan: eraser8: The problem is the release of the material. It should never have happened.

Honestly, I didn't think my point was really that difficult to follow.

I get your point, I just completely disagree. Don't do stupid shiat in public if you don't want the chance someone might videotape it to come out. If you do dumb shiat in public, don't admit it to the media to attention whore for your future lawsuit.

She can suck it up and be a big girl.

My point has fark-all to do with the woman and what she might want. That's irrelevant.

The point is that mall security shouldn't get a pass for breaching the trust of their position simply because internet yahoos find it amusing.

In other words, I don't care about this woman's discomfort. My point is merely that the release reflects poorly on the professionalism of mall staff.

If I were their employer, they'd certainly get the axe.

This.


It happened in public.
The FoIA could probably force release of the video.
Get over it, get on with your life.
 
2011-01-20 11:21:14 AM  
The video was funny. The news story made it funnier. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.

I love how she has to imagine hypothetical situations that would have been bad- "what if I were a senior citizen and what if there had been no water, and what if there were rusty spikes jutting up and what if a rabid tiger had been in there?" Show us the tapes when those things happen, we'll see then if it's funny.

As it is she is outraged at the violation of her privacy so she comes forward and gives her name. She is outraged that the people watching the tape hours later didn't come to her aid but, instead laughed. But an employee did ask her how she was, on tape. What else is anyone supposed to have done?

Security tapes with unusual events are regularly made public. Do something so monumentally stupid and you can expect to get laughed at. Be so monumentally stupid and we can expect you to threaten to sue.
 
2011-01-20 11:23:53 AM  
What, no Life Guard on duty? Noone with the Life Ring?

/gotta go there.
 
2011-01-20 11:26:24 AM  
I wish someone had the header I took walking home from a bar last winter on videotape. I'm pretty sure I hovered horizontally in the air for a moment, then landed on my back with a whimper. Even better, I was behind a waist-high barricade, so the people across the street who saw it would have seen me hastily disappear behind said barricade and just heard the thud when I landed. I heard their laughter from the ground. Get a sense of humor, lady. I would have put my own epic fail on the internet.
 
2011-01-20 11:27:41 AM  

Stoj: FTFA: "It's funny, but you need to see the serious side of it," she said. "What if it was a senior citizen? Would it be funny then?"

Twice as funny, actually.


NOW she wants railing put up around the fountains...

Anyway, I didn't watch it the first time it ran but heard the news today she was complaining about the video and threatening to sue.

BYA I watched it now and it's farking GREAT!

What a moron.
 
2011-01-20 11:39:08 AM  
Yeah, now she's on cable w/a lawyer... (new window)

Lady, any farking cash settlement you wanted out of this you should have scooped off the bottom of the fountain when you were face down in it... Because that's all you deserve for having the common sense god gave a farking cabbage.
 
2011-01-20 11:40:47 AM  

davidphogan: eraser8: The problem is the release of the material. It should never have happened.

Honestly, I didn't think my point was really that difficult to follow.

I get your point, I just completely disagree. Don't do stupid shiat in public if you don't want the chance someone might videotape it to come out. If you do dumb shiat in public, don't admit it to the media to attention whore for your future lawsuit.

She can suck it up and be a big girl.


Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car.

/Learn to swim
//In fountains
 
2011-01-20 11:44:36 AM  

moothemagiccow: eraser8: As hilarious as the fountain fall was, it should never have been released to the public.

Whoever was responsible for the release should be fired.

you should be fired


In other words... those responsible for the sacking have been sacked? Moose bites can be nasty.
 
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