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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
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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.
 
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