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(Adelaide Now)   It's always fun when you take your kids to McDonald's and the whole family gets to see a junkie overdose in the corner. ''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment"   (adelaidenow.com.au) divider line 147
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2012-07-29 02:29:01 AM
I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.
 
2012-07-29 02:44:18 AM

Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.


That, and I'm pretty sure "The manager isn't here" translates directly to "I don't want to be stabbed in the face with a dirty needle"
 
2012-07-29 03:12:12 AM

kingoomieiii: Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.

That, and I'm pretty sure "The manager isn't here" translates directly to "I don't want to be stabbed in the face with a dirty needle"


Or, "Jesus Christ guy, you're eating at a McDonald's. You expecting Chez Paul?" Or maybe, "Hey dumbass, I'm getting paid $2 an hour as a fry cook. Deal with it yourself."

I know if I was the McDonald's employee, I would pass the buck. If it's not explicitly something I'm trained to deal with, talk to the manager. Minimum wage, minimum effort and all that.
 
2012-07-29 03:57:51 AM

Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.


Yeah, that.

Is McD at all responsible for letting somebody, even somebody nobody likes, die in plain view while not even bothering to call the police? In Australia?

Also, if you see someone dieing in front of you, why are you reporting this to a minimum-wage McD drone in the first place? Call the cops!

Also, when dealing with disinterested minimum-wage drones, don't say "hey somebody's OD'ing over there. Say "Call 911".
 
2012-07-29 06:16:21 AM

This About That: Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.

Yeah, that.

Is McD at all responsible for letting somebody, even somebody nobody likes, die in plain view while not even bothering to call the police? In Australia?

Also, if you see someone dieing in front of you, why are you reporting this to a minimum-wage McD drone in the first place? Call the cops!

Also, when dealing with disinterested minimum-wage drones, don't say "hey somebody's OD'ing over there. Say "Call 911".


Pretty much covers it.
 
2012-07-29 06:32:53 AM
Did they dress him up like Ronald afterward so the kids wouldn't be traumatized?
 
2012-07-29 06:47:00 AM
9, 1, and 1.

Why go through the minimum wage kids working the counter?

I believe it's 9, 1, and 1.

/Certainly someone had a "cell phone".
 
2012-07-29 06:52:27 AM
Overreact much, dad? Just eat your food and let your kids enjoy the needle-pit in the McPlayland.
 
2012-07-29 06:54:53 AM

cptjeff: kingoomieiii: Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.

That, and I'm pretty sure "The manager isn't here" translates directly to "I don't want to be stabbed in the face with a dirty needle"

Or, "Jesus Christ guy, you're eating at a McDonald's. You expecting Chez Paul?" Or maybe, "Hey dumbass, I'm getting paid $2 an hour as a fry cook. Deal with it yourself."

I know if I was the McDonald's employee, I would pass the buck. If it's not explicitly something I'm trained to deal with, talk to the manager. Minimum wage, minimum effort and all that.


Exactly. If McDonald's would like employees to be responsible for caring for dying junkies or removing the bodies of dead junkies, they are free to pay the premium for those kinds of employees. Perhaps they could institute a bonus structure for their existing employees. Not only that, McDonald's doesn't provide health insurance. If I'm behind the counter, I'm not risking a prick from an AIDS needle or something.

//McDonald's won't supersize your fries unless you pay. Why should employees act like EMTs unless McDonald's pays?
 
2012-07-29 07:00:21 AM
When I was a kid, I used to have a sense of purpose with the junkies and other assorted bums of the world. Still do...but now I pick and choose the windmills I tilt at.

When you live, breathe, and crawl in a city, things get on your nerves quickly. Where I used to kneel down and ask if the near-comatose person needed some help getting home, I now step over the body with the same perfunctory move I use on tree roots bursting through sidewalks.

I just don't have the time, anymore. OK, more accurately - I just don't have the patience nor the desire to risk my life. I don't care if you're a rich white girl from Tulane or a gutter punk...I'm going to keep walking. Believe it or not, it's the rich white girls you try to assist that cause the most headaches.

Thing is, I'm a raging libtard. But I'm not Jesus Christ. I can't heal you, and I can't flux-capacitor you home, especially when 9.5 of 10 times you're just too farked up to even help me help you off your face. At some point, even I have to create a barrier between your dumb ass and my own.

Just another body in the city. And yeah, I hate having to say that. But my handle is "dickfreckle," not "Mother Theresa." I've paid into my 'karma' account as a bartender who helped dozens of people home (typically after they had taken drugs that were beyond my control), often by driving them myself in their vehicle while my barback followed me to take me back to work. So you know what? I'm stepping over you and maybe the next guy can take this thankless torch from me.
 
2012-07-29 07:01:45 AM

dickfreckle: When I was a kid, I used to have a sense of purpose with the junkies and other assorted bums of the world. Still do...but now I pick and choose the windmills I tilt at.

When you live, breathe, and crawl in a city, things get on your nerves quickly. Where I used to kneel down and ask if the near-comatose person needed some help getting home, I now step over the body with the same perfunctory move I use on tree roots bursting through sidewalks.

I just don't have the time, anymore. OK, more accurately - I just don't have the patience nor the desire to risk my life. I don't care if you're a rich white girl from Tulane or a gutter punk...I'm going to keep walking. Believe it or not, it's the rich white girls you try to assist that cause the most headaches.

Thing is, I'm a raging libtard. But I'm not Jesus Christ. I can't heal you, and I can't flux-capacitor you home, especially when 9.5 of 10 times you're just too farked up to even help me help you off your face. At some point, even I have to create a barrier between your dumb ass and my own.

Just another body in the city. And yeah, I hate having to say that. But my handle is "dickfreckle," not "Mother Theresa." I've paid into my 'karma' account as a bartender who helped dozens of people home (typically after they had taken drugs that were beyond my control), often by driving them myself in their vehicle while my barback followed me to take me back to work. So you know what? I'm stepping over you and maybe the next guy can take this thankless torch from me.


Well, to be fair, Mother Teresa didn't do anything for the sick, either. She just watched them die and enjoyed their suffering.
 
2012-07-29 07:13:30 AM
i.imgur.com

Interesting area they chose to pixilate. Apparently he had some buttock cleavage going on as well. Well, in for a penny, in for a pound I always say.
 
2012-07-29 07:37:12 AM
Was this an overdose horror or a getting high in an inappropriate place horror?
 
2012-07-29 07:40:24 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-07-29 07:41:01 AM
No, I said Royal with cheese.

Not Royal with OD.
 
2012-07-29 07:42:10 AM
There doesn't seem to be any evidence that the user overdosed, or died. He just shot up. Police were the appropriate emergency service to call.

/Waiting for the smoking parallels
 
2012-07-29 07:44:48 AM
I'm well aware I'm not the first to say....in an age of the mobile phone, get an ambulance yourselves you thick twunts.
 
2012-07-29 07:45:09 AM
the employee was stuck between a rock and a hard place. haven't any of you had a job and a boss who would say any decision you made was wrong? maybe the employee thought omg the owner and mcd corp doesn't want it reported this place has drug addicts and maybe stfu is the best thing to do and the druggie will just leave in a little while.
 
2012-07-29 07:46:26 AM
The thing is, they expect their employees to play cashier, burger flipper, security, and now they'll train them on how to play doctor

While still only paying minimum wage,
 
2012-07-29 07:47:43 AM
Reading this story made me Grimace.
 
2012-07-29 07:48:06 AM
Just when I thought the human world couldn't get any more hilarious.
 
2012-07-29 07:50:26 AM

SoxSweepAgain: 9, 1, and 1.

Why go through the minimum wage kids working the counter?

I believe it's 9, 1, and 1.

/Certainly someone had a "cell phone".


000 in Australia.
 
2012-07-29 07:50:36 AM

ZombiesYall: Was this an overdose horror or a getting high in an inappropriate place horror?


yes.
 
2012-07-29 07:53:06 AM

JRoo: Just when I thought the human world couldn't get any more hilarious.


I deal with the public every day, and every day I wonder how we have managed to avoid going extinct, due to the severe level of stupidity and derp.
 
2012-07-29 07:53:18 AM
but it's perfectly fine for the type 2 diabetic to shoot up insulin (with the same type of needle) and pop his oxycontin. in the same McDonald's. what gives.

www.globalpharmasectornews.com
 
2012-07-29 07:55:21 AM

farkityfarker: SoxSweepAgain: 9, 1, and 1.

Why go through the minimum wage kids working the counter?

I believe it's 9, 1, and 1.

/Certainly someone had a "cell phone".

000 in Australia.


999 in the UK. Although 911 also does the same as a nod to one of the places we used to own.

Reason the Queen looked annoyed on Friday night wasn't because she was forced to humiliate herself for Olympic comedy. It was because she was watching all these countries walking past, thinking "I used to rule you farkers!"
 
2012-07-29 07:55:41 AM
I feel bad for the McDs worker who was caught between a rock and a hard place. If they kicked him out, there would be a media feeding frenzy against them from folks who like to shoot up.
 
2012-07-29 07:56:54 AM
Pfft. I once played bingo in a Catholic church gym with my mom when the lady next to me OD'd on heroin.

/css
 
2012-07-29 07:57:04 AM
Ge didn't die, he got carted off by the police.
 
2012-07-29 07:57:33 AM

farkityfarker: SoxSweepAgain: 9, 1, and 1.

Why go through the minimum wage kids working the counter?

I believe it's 9, 1, and 1.

/Certainly someone had a "cell phone".

000 in Australia.


They must really hate people with rotary phones there.
 
2012-07-29 07:58:15 AM
And families were forced, FORCED to eat next to the junkie because McDonalds closed the upstairs eating area.

You know, instead of leaving.
 
2012-07-29 08:00:29 AM
was he a TALKING junkie??

media.screened.com
 
2012-07-29 08:03:21 AM
Overdose my ass.

Looks to me like he got the egg-a-muffin shiats.
 
2012-07-29 08:06:05 AM
It's almost as if you when have a culture of brow-beating and sneering down your nose at minimum wage workers, both from corporate and customer, they have no desire to stick their neck out for anything.

/ thank god I never worked fast food
 
2012-07-29 08:11:39 AM
CSB

I was at my place of business and was told "You need to go down on the beach NOW". So I went, only to find a crowd of about 30 people (including teenagers) watching a drunk guy vigorously masturbating.

My first thought was "Don't any of these people have a damn cell phone?"

I called 911, identified myself and reported what i was seeing. The 911 operator asked "Are you sure that's what he's doing?" and I replied "Lady, I think I know what that looks like."

When the cops arrested the guy ( a just-released-on-parole sex offender), only I and a dad with a 12-yo would agree to make a complaint.

The other 28 people just must have enjoyed the show; nobody wanted to get involved, just like TFA.

/the guy was convicted of three felony counts of indecent exposure (because the 12-yo was present, otherwise it would have been a misdemeanor -- let this be a lesson to you FARKers) and was violated on his parole; still in jail AFAIK where he can masturbate to his heart's content

i.imgur.com

//pic for teh LULZ
 
2012-07-29 08:11:41 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: but it's perfectly fine for the type 2 diabetic to shoot up insulin (with the same type of needle) and pop his oxycontin. in the same McDonald's. what gives.


You do see, although rarely, diabetics shooting up. Why? They have DISCRETION. They're so unobtrusive and quick, you probably don't even notice it.

Also, possibly in Austria if you're in a place of business, then that place must call for emergency services.

Any Austrians can confirm?
 
2012-07-29 08:13:07 AM

susler: Jon iz teh kewl: but it's perfectly fine for the type 2 diabetic to shoot up insulin (with the same type of needle) and pop his oxycontin. in the same McDonald's. what gives.

You do see, although rarely, diabetics shooting up. Why? They have DISCRETION. They're so unobtrusive and quick, you probably don't even notice it.

Also, possibly in Austria if you're in a place of business, then that place must call for emergency services.

Any Austrians can confirm?


news.xinhuanet.com
 
2012-07-29 08:15:14 AM
He poisons himself with smack. They poison their fat Fark kids with the garbage from that joint.
Very little difference.
 
2012-07-29 08:16:50 AM

Buffet: He poisons himself with smack. They poison their fat Fark kids with the garbage from that joint.
Very little difference.


www.profdusecondaire.com
 
2012-07-29 08:17:44 AM

susler: Jon iz teh kewl: but it's perfectly fine for the type 2 diabetic to shoot up insulin (with the same type of needle) and pop his oxycontin. in the same McDonald's. what gives.

You do see, although rarely, diabetics shooting up. Why? They have DISCRETION. They're so unobtrusive and quick, you probably don't even notice it.

Also, possibly in Austria if you're in a place of business, then that place must call for emergency services.

Any Austrians can confirm?


Might want to ask the Australians instead. They might have a better idea.
 
2012-07-29 08:20:52 AM
I am failing to grasp how this situation is the staffs responsibility to dial the emergency services.

Got a cell phone? Yup.

Know your physical location (McDonalds on the corner of Main and 1st for example)? Yup.

Are you able to accurately describe what you are witnessing? Yup.

CALL THE FARKING EMERGENCY SERVICES YOURSELF YOU TWUNTS!!!
 
2012-07-29 08:24:39 AM
what's the emergency? someone's getting high and it's not me?? selfish coonts
 
2012-07-29 08:31:16 AM
I personally have no pity for the worthless junkie. I'd have just got up and walked out with my food and left the stupid fark there. He's dumb enough to touch the shiat, he can lie in the bed he made.
 
2012-07-29 08:32:25 AM

Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.


Because people calling 911 from McDonalds are usually b*tching they didnt get the right big mac order.
 
2012-07-29 08:36:30 AM
Without respiratory arrest, the term 'overdose' in this context is merely a matter of opinion.
 
2012-07-29 08:36:51 AM
Since when was drug use in an urban McDonalds news, or 911 worthy? Business as usual. Stay in your car if you don't want a part of it, tourist.
 
2012-07-29 08:37:21 AM

Generation_D: Bathia_Mapes: I am curious as to why the man who reported the druggie to the staff member didn't call emergency services himself when he didn't get a proper response.

Because people calling 911 from McDonalds are usually b*tching they didnt get the right big mac order.


"i ordered no pickles, 2 all beef paddy's and a special cause
"

oh shiat

boscosgarage.com
 
2012-07-29 08:42:27 AM

Mad Scientist: No, I said Royal with cheese.

Not Royal with OD.


Isn't cheese some sort of nickname for a heroin hybrid?

/or is 'that the joke'
//I'm loving it
///My minimum wage in Australia was 14.** an hour 8 years ago with comparable living expenses
 
2012-07-29 08:52:13 AM
Ah, this is Adelaide. For my American friends, imagine Cleveland without the personality. For my British friends... Sheffield.

And it's rather interesting that the patrons were complaining (if you read TFA) that they had to stay there to eat while the staff did "nothing".

Especially the one in TFA with the kid. Wow. If you're not brave enough to call the police (which is weird in and of itself) then how about you leave. And perhaps eat in a better class of "restaurant" if you wish to not have this sort of thing allowed to go on for more than a microsecond.

/yes, I've been to all three places.
//Cleveland was different to how I expected: awful, yet somehow desolate - rather than rancid. I thought it would be rancid and crowded. How wrong I was.
 
2012-07-29 08:54:28 AM

cptjeff: You expecting Chez Paul?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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