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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
 
2012-07-29 08:56:12 AM
would have been funnier if it was in a Red Lobster.
that's a CLASSY drug addict
 
2012-07-29 08:56:44 AM
I'm shakin' it.
 
2012-07-29 09:18:36 AM
The article doesn't say anything about OD'ing. Despite being (dramatically) called Overdose horror, the article actually says "A guy walked in and shot up. Employees didn't care. Patrons were upset that their children had to be near a drug user. Police arrested the guy."

Also, if he WAS OD'ing, let's not pretend that the people present were at all worried about him. FTFA: Diners were further outraged when the restaurant closed its upstairs dining area during the ordeal meaning families had to sit near the drug user in the crowded ground section.

They just wanted to get away from him.

In the former case, I don't blame the wage slave behind the counter for not wanting to get involved. Imagine the shiat storm if some helicopter parent demanded you call the cops on a drug user who just turned out to be dirty and scary looking. In the case of an OD, though, someone - anyone (that includes you, patrons) - should have called 9-1-1.
 
2012-07-29 09:19:05 AM
The parents were not upset that a man's life had descended to the point where he was obliviously high in public. They were upset because their little snowflakes had to witness it.

But not so upset that they actually called 911 themselves or actually left the restaurant.

White people problems.
 
2012-07-29 09:28:01 AM
What kind of "shocked parent" doesn't have a goddamn cellphone, and sits there for 20 minutes with their kids AFTER THE GUY STARTED SHOOTING UP?

Morons.
 
2012-07-29 09:34:28 AM

twiztedjustin: What kind of "shocked parent" doesn't have a goddamn cellphone, and sits there for 20 minutes with their kids AFTER THE GUY STARTED SHOOTING UP?

Morons.


as long as he's not having sex with your kids i don't see what the problem is??
 
2012-07-29 09:40:04 AM

gimmegimme: 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?


Well, to be fair it's Australia.

Minimum wage is over $15/hour, and everyone has health insurance.
 
2012-07-29 09:40:26 AM
Gee, You would think the Helicopter parents would have used this as an object lesson for their children. "Drugs are Bad Mm'kay"
 
2012-07-29 09:49:39 AM

Madaynun: Gee, You would think the Helicopter parents would have used this as an object lesson for their children. "Drugs are Bad Mm'kay"


They were too busy being excited that, today, they might get to see someone die.

images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-29 10:01:39 AM
A few months ago, when I lived in Richmond, I used to work with the dogs there at the local SPCA. I worked with Gracie, a beautiful purebred pit bull. I would take her for runs around the city frequently, and she loved almost every person she came in contact with. Very sweet dog. Anyway, one day, she and I were out for a run in the neighborhood, when out in front of us, I saw a man (likely drunk or high) stumble and fall about two feet off of the wall next to the sidewalk. When I called out to him to make sure he was alright, he started running crazily toward me like he wanted to attack me. I am female, by the way, and Gracie, who normally loves people, turned into freakin' Kujo on that guy. She never bit him, but she scared him so much that he stopped cold and ran away. Of course that was the one day that I forgot to bring my phone with me, but I definitely notified the police at my first opportunity, and Gracie got a lot of extra Beggin' Strips (her favorite) and TONS of hugs and extra playtime. She is such a great dog - I really wish I could have adopted her and taken her with me when I moved. I wish I didn't have to leave before she got adopted, because she totally deserves a great home.
 
2012-07-29 10:02:52 AM

Madaynun: Gee, You would think the Helicopter parents would have used this as an object lesson for their children. "Drugs are Bad Mm'kay"


or "food is bad mmm kay" after vomitting up the mcdonalds
 
2012-07-29 10:03:53 AM

wambu: /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


OMG, that poor kid. Because of this traumatic incident, he's probably started masturbating too.
 
2012-07-29 10:08:11 AM

paulseta: Ah, this is Adelaide.


If I'm reading the article correctly, it occurred in Melbourne.
 
2012-07-29 10:10:39 AM

farkityfarker: paulseta: Ah, this is Adelaide.

If I'm reading the article correctly, it occurred in Melbourne.


ah. spidah country

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-29 10:13:13 AM
How can this be an OD if the guy was combative with the cops when they arrived?
 
2012-07-29 10:15:40 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: farkityfarker: paulseta: Ah, this is Adelaide.

If I'm reading the article correctly, it occurred in Melbourne.

ah. spidah country

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x738]


I thought all of Australia was humongous spider country. The main reason I've never gone there.

(The other being the looooooooooong flight.)
 
2012-07-29 10:19:11 AM

missmez: How can this be an OD if the guy was combative with the cops when they arrived?


because he took more than the doctor's recommendation of 30mg injected every hour
 
2012-07-29 10:23:32 AM
straightfacecomics.com
 
2012-07-29 10:59:18 AM
This is the "fresh meat" used to make good 'ol Mickey D'z chili soup. Spectacular on a Friday, once the meat has been stewed a few days.
 
2012-07-29 11:04:20 AM
this sort of thing never would've happened if Concerned Dad had just taken the family to Burger Jack instead.

/I just wanted to flex my "American who has been to Oz" street cred.
//They haven't called it "Burger King" since Elvis died.
///Takin the piss, of course.
 
2012-07-29 11:17:55 AM
Junkies aside, how about getting your kids some actual food somewhere instead?
 
2012-07-29 11:27:36 AM

Pert: And families were forced, FORCED to eat next to the junkie because McDonalds closed the upstairs eating area.

You know, instead of leaving.


This.
 
2012-07-29 11:30:30 AM

Madaynun: Gee, You would think the Helicopter parents would have used this as an object lesson for their children. "Drugs are Bad Mm'kay"


I might have actually done this. But I grew up on an Indian reservation, and lived next door to a house full of cautionary tales. A day in the life, in other words.
 
2012-07-29 11:33:30 AM

gryf: Pert: And families were forced, FORCED to eat next to the junkie because McDonalds closed the upstairs eating area.

You know, instead of leaving.

This.


excuse me but how is this ANY different to the same guy napping at mcdonalds? without drugs in his system.
 
2012-07-29 11:35:07 AM

LegoLewdite: Junkies aside, how about getting your kids some actual food somewhere instead?


Yeah, because anyone who ever ate at McDonalds when they grew up are dead now or something. Possibly they even grew an extra appendage and are now radioactive.
 
2012-07-29 11:37:35 AM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: LegoLewdite: Junkies aside, how about getting your kids some actual food somewhere instead?

Yeah, because anyone who ever ate at McDonalds when they grew up are dead now or something. Possibly they even grew an extra appendage and are now radioactive.


would like a word with u

www.globalpost.com
 
2012-07-29 11:41:58 AM

Mad Scientist: No, I said Royal with cheese.

Not Royal with OD.


At least it wasn't a fatal overdose.

s8.postimage.org
 
2012-07-29 11:46:31 AM

farkityfarker: I thought all of Australia was humongous spider country. The main reason I've never gone there.


Nobody has died of a spider bite in Australia since 1979.
 
2012-07-29 11:55:24 AM
 
2012-07-29 12:17:13 PM
Just the beauty of the efficiency of the private sector, my friends.
 
2012-07-29 12:21:34 PM

orbister: farkityfarker: I thought all of Australia was humongous spider country. The main reason I've never gone there.

Nobody has died of a spider bite in Australia since 1979.


Whatever.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-29 12:27:58 PM

Pockafrusta: orbister: farkityfarker: I thought all of Australia was humongous spider country. The main reason I've never gone there.

Nobody has died of a spider bite in Australia since 1979.

Whatever.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x565]


MEN AT WORK, AIR SUPPLY, VEGEMITE, SPIDERS, AIR SUPPLY, and FOSTERS
seriously its is the place to be
 
2012-07-29 12:30:27 PM

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


THIS

Nodding off does not equate Overdosing. If he was able to tell the manager that he wasn't leaving, he wasn't OD'ing.
 
2012-07-29 12:32:59 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: would like a word with u


Ironically, although it seems everyone flips their shiat and rushes to McD's whenever they reintroduce the McRib for a limited time, that's exactly the time I swear off McD's again for a while. Then over time I'll slowly drift back - mmm, fries. Double QP with cheese. Mmm. Then out comes the McRib again and I go "Man, fark this noise, what the fark am I eating?" and I won't eat there for months again. Then the cycle begins anew.

/Never had the McRib. Sucker makes me nervous as hell.
 
2012-07-29 12:35:28 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Jon iz teh kewl: would like a word with u

Ironically, although it seems everyone flips their shiat and rushes to McD's whenever they reintroduce the McRib for a limited time, that's exactly the time I swear off McD's again for a while. Then over time I'll slowly drift back - mmm, fries. Double QP with cheese. Mmm. Then out comes the McRib again and I go "Man, fark this noise, what the fark am I eating?" and I won't eat there for months again. Then the cycle begins anew.

/Never had the McRib. Sucker makes me nervous as hell.


don't. it's made out of gym shorts and yoga mats.

why not join a yoga club at the gym
and save yourself the embarassment. of being a stoner
 
2012-07-29 12:42:34 PM

Joe The Plumber: this sort of thing never would've happened if Concerned Dad had just taken the family to Burger Jack instead.

/I just wanted to flex my "American who has been to Oz" street cred.
//They haven't called it "Burger King" since Elvis died.
///Takin the piss, of course.


It's Hungry Jack's, not Burger Jack.
 
2012-07-29 12:50:08 PM
Any of you ever worked as a minimum wage cog in a corporate machine? Youre pretty much forbidden from making any decision youself, especially the decision to call the authorities, because that could bring the media, youre supposed to inform your manager who makes a decision or sends it up the chain of command. Calling 911 yourself can be a fireable offense.

SO WHY THE fark DIDNT THE CUSTOMERS CALL 911.
 
2012-07-29 12:59:47 PM
Oh, it's the McDonald's staff's job to take care of the junkie? Mom didn't have a cell phone she could have called 911 on?
 
2012-07-29 01:12:43 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Pockafrusta: orbister: farkityfarker: I thought all of Australia was humongous spider country. The main reason I've never gone there.

Nobody has died of a spider bite in Australia since 1979.

Whatever.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x565]

MEN AT WORK, AIR SUPPLY, VEGEMITE, SPIDERS, AIR SUPPLY, and FOSTERS
seriously its is the place to be


Air Supply alone is enough to disown Austrailia
 
2012-07-29 01:14:11 PM

Cyno01: Any of you ever worked as a minimum wage cog in a corporate machine? Youre pretty much forbidden from making any decision youself, especially the decision to call the authorities, because that could bring the media, youre supposed to inform your manager who makes a decision or sends it up the chain of command. Calling 911 yourself can be a fireable offense.

SO WHY THE fark DIDNT THE CUSTOMERS CALL 911.


Can't somebody else do it?

/Cue Trash of The Titians
 
2012-07-29 01:25:20 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Pockafrusta:

MEN AT WORK, AIR SUPPLY, VEGEMITE, SPIDERS, AIR SUPPLY, and FOSTERS
seriously its is the place to be


He really likes Air Supply
 
2012-07-29 01:26:19 PM

Cyno01: Any of you ever worked as a minimum wage cog in a corporate machine? Youre pretty much forbidden from making any decision youself, especially the decision to call the authorities, because that could bring the media, youre supposed to inform your manager who makes a decision or sends it up the chain of command. Calling 911 yourself can be a fireable offense.

SO WHY THE fark DIDNT THE CUSTOMERS CALL 911.



This. A lot of the places I worked at (and the grocery store I currently work at) have this sort of rule. Don't forget, these are the same sort of companies that have fired people for catching shoplifters and stopping people attempting serious robberies.

The idiot customers have no excuse though. What's the worst that McDonald's going to do? Ban them and make them go a whole 30 seconds down the road to the next one?
 
2012-07-29 01:41:26 PM

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.


Cool!
 
2012-07-29 01:49:28 PM
In related news Mc Donalds emnployees are paif enoug to give a fark, tis too expensive when you make minimum wage.
 
2012-07-29 01:51:11 PM

grimlock1972: In related news Mc Donalds emnployees are paif enoug to give a fark, tis too expensive when you make minimum wage.


aren't paid enough XD

/I am the typo king!
 
2012-07-29 01:56:20 PM
"giving a fark" shouldn't be a challenge when your teh ghay
 
2012-07-29 01:56:25 PM

lisarenee3505: wambu: 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

================================================

It's not that they didn't want to get involved, it's that they didn't want to be giant raging asshole douchebags like you and the other guy. They understood that this was just a farked up guy who wasn't actually hurting anyone. Thanks to the two of you jerks, this obviously disturbed man got thrown back in prison instead of being provided with the real help he actually needed and could have gotten on the outside. I hope you guys are proud of yourselves. The guy got messed up and probably had no idea where he was or what was going on around him, but instead of recognizing that behavior as a call for help, you and Mr. Oversensitive there call the cops on the dude. I hope to god that you are down-and-out someday like this guy was, just so you'll know what it's like. And if the other guy doesn't want his kid to see stuff like that, well I guess he should just keep his precious little crotchfruit at home and away from the TV and Internet then, be ...


I have to agree with you. I'm sick of the term "sex offender" having such power. There's a big difference between farking an 8-year-old and peeing behind a building during a pub crawl. Both of those will land you on the sex offender list. I'm just glad that wambu took it upon himself to fark up the masturbator's life even worse. Sure, 28 people were just ignoring the guy and going about their day. But wambu took it upon himself to be the "hero."

I just hope that 12-year-old never gets caught doing anything similar when he or she goes to college.
 
2012-07-29 01:58:34 PM

Plumbledum: Jon iz teh kewl: Pockafrusta:

MEN AT WORK, AIR SUPPLY, VEGEMITE, SPIDERS, AIR SUPPLY, and FOSTERS
seriously its is the place to be

He really likes Air Supply


Bullshiat. Nobody likes Air Supply.
 
2012-07-29 01:59:25 PM
I have to agree with you. I'm sick of the term "sex offender" having such power. There's a big difference between farking an 8-year-old and peeing behind a building during a pub crawl. Both of those will land you on the sex offender list. I'm just glad that wambu took it upon himself to fark up the masturbator's life even worse. Sure, 28 people were just ignoring the guy and going about their day. But wambu took it upon himself to be the "hero."

no there isn't. have you even TRIED farking an 8-year-old? its like BUTTAH
 
2012-07-29 02:06:31 PM
Meh, this sort of thing happens all the time at Los Pollos Hermanos and no one even looks up from their food.
 
2012-07-29 02:10:25 PM

lisarenee3505: wambu: 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

================================================

It's not that they didn't want to get involved, it's that they didn't want to be giant raging asshole douchebags like you and the other guy. They understood that this was just a farked up guy who wasn't actually hurting anyone. Thanks to the two of you jerks, this obviously disturbed man got thrown back in prison instead of being provided with the real help he actually needed and could have gotten on the outside. I hope you guys are proud of yourselves. The guy got messed up and probably had no idea where he was or what was going on around him, but instead of recognizing that behavior as a call for help, you and Mr. Oversensitive there call the cops on the dude. I hope to god that you are down-and-out someday like this guy was, just so you'll know what it's like. And if the other guy doesn't want his kid to see stuff like that, well I guess he should just keep his precious little crotchfruit at home and away from the TV and Internet then, because that's the real world bucko. There are unpleasant things to be seen everywhere. Deal with it and move on... but that's not enough for you is it? No, you have to play the white knight and ruin another person's life. Way to go, douche.


Far be it from me to suggest that people who are so drunk or crazy that they masturbate in front of large crowds might be a danger to themselves or others.

I can tell you with some certainty, however, that if this guy lacked the sense of self-preservation to find an alley to beat off in, he won't be finding all this abundant help on the outside you speak of any time soon.
 
2012-07-29 02:11:39 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Plumbledum: Jon iz teh kewl: Pockafrusta:

MEN AT WORK, AIR SUPPLY, VEGEMITE, SPIDERS, AIR SUPPLY, and FOSTERS
seriously its is the place to be

He really likes Air Supply

Bullshiat. Nobody likes Air Supply.


you know you can't fool me. i've been loovin u too lonngnggg..
 
2012-07-29 02:24:50 PM

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".


In principal and general I agree, but if you rtfa the overdoser in question merely got high (didn't die). Being slow in calling emergency services even if you're being paid minimum wage is pretty goodamn unexcusable as far as I am concerned though. If nothing else, calling it in to the proper authorities generally takes liability off one's hands.
/spent too much time in retail
 
2012-07-29 02:40:09 PM

lisarenee3505: I hope to god that you are down-and-out someday like this guy was, just so you'll know what it's like.


i.imgur.com

He was a repeat violent sex offender. Perhaps you could invite him over to your house since you are so sympathetic to his plight.
 
2012-07-29 02:41:18 PM

wambu: lisarenee3505: I hope to god that you are down-and-out someday like this guy was, just so you'll know what it's like.

[i.imgur.com image 291x180]

He was a repeat violent sex offender. Perhaps you could invite him over to your house since you are so sympathetic to his plight.


How did you know that when you saw him whacking it?

At least you're not a Christian.
 
2012-07-29 02:52:29 PM

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


THIS

Fast Food: the solution to the Social Security problem.
 
2012-07-29 03:03:41 PM
The short story- "I watched this guy shoot up in front of my family while no one did anything. INCLUDING ME."
 
2012-07-29 03:14:19 PM

lisarenee3505: The last thing the world needs right now is a pack of your little douchebag busybody offspring sticking their noses all up in everyone's business.


So your solution is to let this mentally ill person wander around the world for fear of putting your nose in someone else's business? Or would you, in his situation, taken it on yourself to ensure that he found the help he needed?

I understand your outrage at the sex offender situation in our country, but your vitrole is misplaced. Get mad at the authorities for handling these things like idiots rather than saying everyone should just smile and wave at the insane masturbaters.
 
2012-07-29 03:20:19 PM

Endive Wombat: 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!!!


Go read up on Negligence. "Common carriers" owe a duty to their customers above and beyond ordinary care; in this case, to call the proper authorities when one of said customers is OD'ing in the corner.

Why the guy who saw the event didn't just call himself is odd, but no, the cashier had a duty to call 911.
 
2012-07-29 03:25:52 PM

Submitted First With a Better Headline: lisarenee3505: The last thing the world needs right now is a pack of your little douchebag busybody offspring sticking their noses all up in everyone's business.

So your solution is to let this mentally ill person wander around the world for fear of putting your nose in someone else's business? Or would you, in his situation, taken it on yourself to ensure that he found the help he needed?


I live in a college town. On Saturday night, dozens of college students pass the house and a good number of them seem to fit your definition of "mentally ill". Once, I was walking down the street and saw a dude walking backwards with a tallboy in each hand. I thought that was weird, but then I heard a strange trickling sound. The dude's penis was hanging out of his pants and he was walking backwards so he didn't piss on himself. (Quite ingenious, actually.) Should I have called the cops and ruined his life over a night of being a stupid drunk idiot or should I have walked to the other side of the street? (I didn't want to walk through his piss puddle or his piss cloud.)
 
2012-07-29 03:27:44 PM

cptjeff: 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.


Minimum intelligence is more likely the culprit.
 
2012-07-29 03:41:27 PM

andyofne: cptjeff: 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.

Minimum intelligence is more likely the culprit.


They're all related.
 
2012-07-29 03:42:06 PM

gimmegimme: I live in a college town. On Saturday night, dozens of college students pass the house and a good number of them seem to fit your definition of "mentally ill". Once, I was walking down the street and saw a dude walking backwards with a tallboy in each hand. I thought that was weird, but then I heard a strange trickling sound. The dude's penis was hanging out of his pants and he was walking backwards so he didn't piss on himself. (Quite ingenious, actually.) Should I have called the cops and ruined his life over a night of being a stupid drunk idiot or should I have walked to the other side of the street? (I didn't want to walk through his piss puddle or his piss cloud.)


As I said, I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment, and to add to that, I don't agree with the original poster's apparent delight in that guy's insane jail sentence, but I still hold that your outrage is misplaced.

I would not have a problem with someone who took issue with a drunken idiot pissing all over the place. Not saying I'd call the cops on the guy, but I wouldn't be upset with someone who did - if not for the completely batshiat way our legal system handles that sort of thing, which is the actual problem here.
 
2012-07-29 03:47:21 PM

Submitted First With a Better Headline: gimmegimme: I live in a college town. On Saturday night, dozens of college students pass the house and a good number of them seem to fit your definition of "mentally ill". Once, I was walking down the street and saw a dude walking backwards with a tallboy in each hand. I thought that was weird, but then I heard a strange trickling sound. The dude's penis was hanging out of his pants and he was walking backwards so he didn't piss on himself. (Quite ingenious, actually.) Should I have called the cops and ruined his life over a night of being a stupid drunk idiot or should I have walked to the other side of the street? (I didn't want to walk through his piss puddle or his piss cloud.)

As I said, I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment, and to add to that, I don't agree with the original poster's apparent delight in that guy's insane jail sentence, but I still hold that your outrage is misplaced.

I would not have a problem with someone who took issue with a drunken idiot pissing all over the place. Not saying I'd call the cops on the guy, but I wouldn't be upset with someone who did - if not for the completely batshiat way our legal system handles that sort of thing, which is the actual problem here.


Well, I love that we have some kind of agreement here. I didn't want the college kid to go to jail or onto a sex offender list for a stupid night of stupidity. If I thought the police would do the old-fashioned "come on, idiot, go home," maybe I would have been more likely to call.

I guess my outrage is directed at the original poster, who thinks such draconian law enforcement measures are warranted. Politicians should not be allowed to score easy votes by saying that they passed a billion new laws to "protect the children" when the laws do no such thing.

///Hmmm...wait a minute. Would the original poster have called the cops if he saw a woman breastfeeding without covering up?
 
2012-07-29 03:50:01 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: what's the emergency? someone's getting high and it's not me?? selfish coonts


you wanna get high... whatever... i dont really care how you choose to destroy your own body. you do it at the local burger shop in front of my kids? yeah... i got a problem with it and my problem aint him being selfish.
 
2012-07-29 03:53:37 PM

harbingerofdoom: Jon iz teh kewl: what's the emergency? someone's getting high and it's not me?? selfish coonts

you wanna get high... whatever... i dont really care how you choose to destroy your own body. you do it at the local burger shop in front of my kids? yeah... i got a problem with it and my problem aint him being selfish.


so then if your kids grow up to become junkies it's not really my fault then. *whew* that's a relief!
 
2012-07-29 03:57:35 PM
''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment.

Wow, just wow. Utterly incapable of independent thought or action.
 
2012-07-29 04:01:40 PM

gimmegimme: Well, I love that we have some kind of agreement here. I didn't want the college kid to go to jail or onto a sex offender list for a stupid night of stupidity. If I thought the police would do the old-fashioned "come on, idiot, go home," maybe I would have been more likely to call.

I guess my outrage is directed at the original poster, who thinks such draconian law enforcement measures are warranted. Politicians should not be allowed to score easy votes by saying that they passed a billion new laws to "protect the children" when the laws do no such thing.


Ahh, and see, I was fixating on your anger as being more directed at the particular situation rather than the poster's attitude, so I thought you were being disproportional.

Man! Discourse ending in mutual understanding? What the fark is this place coming to?
 
2012-07-29 04:10:04 PM

Gyrfalcon: Go read up on Negligence. "Common carriers" owe a duty to their customers above and beyond ordinary care; in this case, to call the proper authorities when one of said customers is OD'ing in the corner.

Why the guy who saw the event didn't just call himself is odd, but no, the cashier had a duty to call 911.


Why do you think he was overdosing?
 
2012-07-29 04:20:27 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: harbingerofdoom: Jon iz teh kewl: what's the emergency? someone's getting high and it's not me?? selfish coonts

you wanna get high... whatever... i dont really care how you choose to destroy your own body. you do it at the local burger shop in front of my kids? yeah... i got a problem with it and my problem aint him being selfish.

so then if your kids grow up to become junkies it's not really my fault then. *whew* that's a relief!


troll like typing detected
 
2012-07-29 04:44:46 PM

gimmegimme: Submitted First With a Better Headline: gimmegimme: I live in a college town. On Saturday night, dozens of college students pass the house and a good number of them seem to fit your definition of "mentally ill". Once, I was walking down the street and saw a dude walking backwards with a tallboy in each hand. I thought that was weird, but then I heard a strange trickling sound. The dude's penis was hanging out of his pants and he was walking backwards so he didn't piss on himself. (Quite ingenious, actually.) Should I have called the cops and ruined his life over a night of being a stupid drunk idiot or should I have walked to the other side of the street? (I didn't want to walk through his piss puddle or his piss cloud.)

As I said, I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment, and to add to that, I don't agree with the original poster's apparent delight in that guy's insane jail sentence, but I still hold that your outrage is misplaced.

I would not have a problem with someone who took issue with a drunken idiot pissing all over the place. Not saying I'd call the cops on the guy, but I wouldn't be upset with someone who did - if not for the completely batshiat way our legal system handles that sort of thing, which is the actual problem here.

Well, I love that we have some kind of agreement here. I didn't want the college kid to go to jail or onto a sex offender list for a stupid night of stupidity. If I thought the police would do the old-fashioned "come on, idiot, go home," maybe I would have been more likely to call.

I guess my outrage is directed at the original poster, who thinks such draconian law enforcement measures are warranted. Politicians should not be allowed to score easy votes by saying that they passed a billion new laws to "protect the children" when the laws do no such thing.

///Hmmm...wait a minute. Would the original poster have called the cops if he saw a woman breastfeeding without covering up?


I find it hilarious that you're comparing a person masturbating in public to someone taking a leak in public, and then comparing THAT whole mess to women breastfeeding.

/in other words
//your outrage is hilarious
 
2012-07-29 04:46:00 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: ''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment.

Wow, just wow. Utterly incapable of independent thought or action.


I know. Why the inability to whip out their cell phone and call 911 themselves?
 
2012-07-29 04:53:21 PM

SmokeMonkey: Joe The Plumber: this sort of thing never would've happened if Concerned Dad had just taken the family to Burger Jack instead.

/I just wanted to flex my "American who has been to Oz" street cred.
//They haven't called it "Burger King" since Elvis died.
///Takin the piss, of course.

It's Hungry Jack's, not Burger Jack.


Is HJ's a better acronym in Australia than BJ's or something? In America they're about equally embarrassing.
 
2012-07-29 04:54:30 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: gimmegimme: Submitted First With a Better Headline: gimmegimme: I live in a college town. On Saturday night, dozens of college students pass the house and a good number of them seem to fit your definition of "mentally ill". Once, I was walking down the street and saw a dude walking backwards with a tallboy in each hand. I thought that was weird, but then I heard a strange trickling sound. The dude's penis was hanging out of his pants and he was walking backwards so he didn't piss on himself. (Quite ingenious, actually.) Should I have called the cops and ruined his life over a night of being a stupid drunk idiot or should I have walked to the other side of the street? (I didn't want to walk through his piss puddle or his piss cloud.)

As I said, I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment, and to add to that, I don't agree with the original poster's apparent delight in that guy's insane jail sentence, but I still hold that your outrage is misplaced.

I would not have a problem with someone who took issue with a drunken idiot pissing all over the place. Not saying I'd call the cops on the guy, but I wouldn't be upset with someone who did - if not for the completely batshiat way our legal system handles that sort of thing, which is the actual problem here.

Well, I love that we have some kind of agreement here. I didn't want the college kid to go to jail or onto a sex offender list for a stupid night of stupidity. If I thought the police would do the old-fashioned "come on, idiot, go home," maybe I would have been more likely to call.

I guess my outrage is directed at the original poster, who thinks such draconian law enforcement measures are warranted. Politicians should not be allowed to score easy votes by saying that they passed a billion new laws to "protect the children" when the laws do no such thing.

///Hmmm...wait a minute. Would the original poster have called the cops if he saw a woman breastfeeding without covering up?

I find it hilarious that you're com ...


Hmmm...all three involve whipping out a body part and expelling bodily fluid. What's sauce for the goose, right?
 
2012-07-29 04:57:20 PM

Hermione_Granger: The parents were not upset that a man's life had descended to the point where he was obliviously high in public. They were upset because their little snowflakes had to witness it.

But not so upset that they actually called 911 themselves or actually left the restaurant.

White people problems.


Cyno01: Any of you ever worked as a minimum wage cog in a corporate machine? Youre pretty much forbidden from making any decision youself, especially the decision to call the authorities, because that could bring the media, youre supposed to inform your manager who makes a decision or sends it up the chain of command. Calling 911 yourself can be a fireable offense.

SO WHY THE fark DIDNT THE CUSTOMERS CALL 911.


Because the emergency number in Australia is 000 (triple zero)? :-D
 
2012-07-29 05:01:14 PM

gimmegimme: I'm just glad that wambu took it upon himself to fark up the masturbator's life even worse. Sure, 28 people were just ignoring the guy and going about their day. But wambu took it upon himself to be the "hero."


I agree. Wambu acted quite correctly. Anybody who masturbates in public should be reported. Whether they're mentally ill or potentially dangerous, something needs to be done. The 28 people who just ignored the problem in the hope that it would go away should feel ashamed of themselves.
 
2012-07-29 05:08:56 PM
maybe they forgot the jingle for the new emergency number

0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
 
2012-07-29 05:10:58 PM
I am curious why Mr. Kahn didn't just remove his family from the situation. Safety of kids trumps maintaining the McDonald's ambience every time.
 
2012-07-29 05:13:13 PM

lisarenee3505: No, my vitriol is placed squarely where it belongs, on the douchebag wambu who most likely destroyed this poor guy's life over something stupid and insignificant...


Something insignificant? Masturbating in public is a sign of significant mental illness or of sexual aggression. Either way, something needs to be done about it. Does the fact that "this poor guy" turned out to be a serial sex offender not worry you at all?
 
2012-07-29 05:17:51 PM

orbister: lisarenee3505: No, my vitriol is placed squarely where it belongs, on the douchebag wambu who most likely destroyed this poor guy's life over something stupid and insignificant...

Something insignificant? Masturbating in public is a sign of significant mental illness or of sexual aggression. Either way, something needs to be done about it. Does the fact that "this poor guy" turned out to be a serial sex offender not worry you at all?


Do you have any objection to folks masturbating in private? What about a nice, quiet men's room stall where no one can see?
 
2012-07-29 05:32:10 PM
I was told once that the McDonald's in Amsterdam used special lighting in their bathrooms that made it harder for a junkie to find their vein. Something to do with affecting the color spectrum or whatever. Anyone know if there is any truth to this, or am I am just all whacked out too?
 
2012-07-29 05:40:38 PM

gimmegimme:
Do you have any objection to folks masturbating in private? What about a nice, quiet men's room stall where no one can see?


Of course not. Good healthy fun. That's not quite the same thing as masturbating in front of people on a public beach, though, is it?

I'm really surprised at the number of people here claiming to believe that nothing should be done about someone displaying signs of mental illness or sexual aggression in public.
 
2012-07-29 05:41:40 PM

Onkel Buck: I was told once that the McDonald's in Amsterdam used special lighting in their bathrooms that made it harder for a junkie to find their vein. Something to do with affecting the color spectrum or whatever. Anyone know if there is any truth to this, or am I am just all whacked out too?




Yeah, blue lights are used throughout Australia as well.
 
2012-07-29 05:46:05 PM

orbister: gimmegimme:
Do you have any objection to folks masturbating in private? What about a nice, quiet men's room stall where no one can see?

Of course not. Good healthy fun. That's not quite the same thing as masturbating in front of people on a public beach, though, is it?

I'm really surprised at the number of people here claiming to believe that nothing should be done about someone displaying signs of mental illness or sexual aggression in public.


You really think it's okay to jack off in a public men's room? It seems to me like a sign of psychosis or something out of Silence of the Lambs.
 
2012-07-29 05:51:15 PM
The employee is a moron. The guy complaining is a moron. Call the farking cops.
If I was the employee, I would've called the cops b/c it probably would've made my shift a little bit more entertaining.
 
2012-07-29 07:18:57 PM

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".


Someone had a cell phone. And like a champ, they took a picture instead of calling the police/EMT.
 
2012-07-29 07:41:13 PM
The world is better off with one less junkie.
 
2012-07-29 08:18:39 PM
What's really asinine is expecting a minimum-wage compensated employee at a fast food restaurant to do a damn thing about it instead of calling the cops yourself.
 
2012-07-29 09:58:04 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: ''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment.

Wow, just wow. Utterly incapable of independent thought or action.


Or perhaps afraid to lose her job.

As has been said, if you see something bad happening, you do not go up to the register. You call 911. Or in this case, you just leave, which is what I would have done.
 
2012-07-29 10:49:08 PM

DarkVader: gimmegimme: 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?

Well, to be fair it's Australia.

Minimum wage is over $15/hour, and everyone has health insurance.


Minimum wage for adults is over $15 per hour. It's significantly less for the teenagers that usually work in a McDonalds.
 
2012-07-30 12:16:45 AM

Jument: Agent Smiths Laugh: ''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment.

Wow, just wow. Utterly incapable of independent thought or action.

Or perhaps afraid to lose her job.

As has been said, if you see something bad happening, you do not go up to the register. You call 911. Or in this case, you just leave, which is what I would have done.


This. What i said upthread and mentioned in the woman dying at mcdonalds thread the other day is true, for wage slaves... taking it upon yourself to call emergency services instead of informing your manager can be a fireable offense. It was when i worked at walmart, id think it would be similar at mcdonalds.
 
2012-07-30 02:28:24 AM

paulseta: Ah, this is Adelaide. For my American friends, imagine Cleveland without the personality.


Riiight...except the weather in Adelaide is much better in both winter and summer, there's an excellent wine industry one hour out of town if you travel north, south or east, it's on the coast and the beaches are pretty good, also the fishing isn't bad, locally grown fruit and veg is good quality and affordable, crime is low (although our murder rate is low, we sadly are the 'bizarre murder' capital of Australia prompting many jokes from the rest of the nation) and THIS STORY HAPPENED IN MELBOURNE.

Admittedly Adelaide is pretty boring if you're after great shopping, fun parks or major events. But I wouldn't live anywhere else.
 
2012-07-30 04:24:04 AM

lisarenee3505: Take your self-righteous jackassery somewhere else dude, and for the love of god do not EVER reproduce. The last thing the world needs right now is a pack of your little douchebag busybody offspring sticking their noses all up in everyone's business.


God bless you as well.
 
2012-07-30 06:48:54 AM

gimmegimme: You really think it's okay to jack off in a public men's room?


if it's in private (you specified "where no one can see") then sure, why not?
 
2012-07-30 08:11:00 AM

Cyno01: Jument: Agent Smiths Laugh: ''I told a staff member it was happening and she said sorry, the manager isn't in at the moment.

Wow, just wow. Utterly incapable of independent thought or action.

Or perhaps afraid to lose her job.

As has been said, if you see something bad happening, you do not go up to the register. You call 911. Or in this case, you just leave, which is what I would have done.

This. What i said upthread and mentioned in the woman dying at mcdonalds thread the other day is true, for wage slaves... taking it upon yourself to call emergency services instead of informing your manager can be a fireable offense. It was when i worked at walmart, id think it would be similar at mcdonalds.


Yep. Just ask the lifeguard who was fired for leaving his post, to rescue a drowning swimmer.
 
2012-07-30 09:17:56 AM

Submitted First With a Better Headline: Madaynun: Gee, You would think the Helicopter parents would have used this as an object lesson for their children. "Drugs are Bad Mm'kay"

They were too busy being excited that, today, they might get to see someone dieing.

 
2012-07-30 10:24:06 PM
Dude didn't die.
 
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