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.
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"
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.
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.
Jon iz teh kewl: harbingerofdoom: Jon iz teh kewl: what's the emergency? someone's getting high and it's not me?? selfish coontsyou 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZombiesYall: Was this an overdose horror or a getting high in an inappropriate place horror?
Pert: And families were forced, FORCED to eat next to the junkie because McDonalds closed the upstairs eating area.You know, instead of leaving.
paulseta: Ah, this is Adelaide.
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".
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".
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