If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Independent)   If a quite obviously drunk guy asked you to help him get in his car, would you? According to this hidden camera test, most people would. w/vid   (independent.co.uk) divider line 43
    More: Scary, Association of Chief Police Officers, intravenous therapy, child soldiers, Christmas dinner, Venezuelans  
•       •       •

2795 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Dec 2012 at 10:29 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



43 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-12-14 10:30:09 AM
Of course I would. He was only trying to get in on the passenger side.
 
2012-12-14 10:32:10 AM
Well I'd take his wallet first. No drunk person needs to be driving.
 
2012-12-14 10:34:19 AM
fark no.

I've even called the cops when I see/smell someone smoking a joint while driving. twice in Toronto and once in philly.

fark you assholes
 
2012-12-14 10:34:30 AM

redmid17: Well I'd take his wallet first. No drunk person needs to be driving.


I drive without my wallet all the time.
 
2012-12-14 10:34:46 AM
That hidden camera what would you do show they have on here in the states pisses the hell out of me.

You know what I would do? Nothing. Because I'm not a busy body.
 
2012-12-14 10:35:07 AM

Mark Ratner
:
Of course I would. He was only trying to get in on the passenger side.

Well that ended what could have been a fun thread. Done in one - Say goodnight, Gracie.
 
2012-12-14 10:35:09 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-14 10:36:13 AM

vabeard: redmid17: Well I'd take his wallet first. No drunk person needs to be driving.

I drive without my wallet all the time.


I'm not giving it back. All sort of useful credit cards and cash in there.
 
2012-12-14 10:38:47 AM
Do they intend to travel in the same direction I'm going? That could matter.
 
2012-12-14 10:39:18 AM
Misread it as: If a quite obviously drunk guy gay asked you to help him get in his car, would you?

Had to really ponder for a moment there.
 
2012-12-14 10:42:41 AM
Lock his keys in his car.
 
2012-12-14 10:43:55 AM
Taped Dec 5 2012 my ass, I'm almost positive I've seen this exact video before
 
2012-12-14 10:46:21 AM
If Hitler asked you to electrocute a stranger, would you? Probably.

/read this story/study in my sociology class. People are sheep indeed.
 
2012-12-14 10:49:35 AM
I don't talk to strangers. He's on his own.
 
2012-12-14 10:54:10 AM
Think of the situation more broadly. Being locked out of your car isn't, in itself, an issue. It's only an issue when it's stopping you from accomplishing a goal. The best course of action is to first determine what that goal is and then decide how to help him second.

Maybe his phone is locked in the car and he needs it to call a ride. Maybe his wallet is in the car and he needs it to pay for a taxi. Maybe he wants to access his car to drive it. Maybe it's not even his car...

I'd offer to call someone for him. The police or AAA could help him get in the car (if it's his). And I'd be happy to call a friend of his to come pick him up. My point being, I'd be happy to help you accomplish your root goal, but I'm not going to blindly help a stranger gain access to a locked car.
 
2012-12-14 11:00:30 AM
I am a kind and compassionate person, pretty laid back and always willing to help others. Don't ask me to help you drink and drive, you will not like the result and I will have to get rid of the body.
 
2012-12-14 11:01:26 AM
So people will help someone in the immediate while disregarding future esoteric risks to others? Huh.
 
2012-12-14 11:03:05 AM
Of course I would. I'd also tell him to hurry up and drive fast so he could get off the road as soon as possible.
 
2012-12-14 11:05:26 AM
People in the United States would mind their own business and stay away if only for the legal liabilities.

/Hot females and men may not apply to the above.
 
2012-12-14 11:06:17 AM
Crappy actor. Doesn't seem drunk. Looks like he has some kind of physical disability.
 
2012-12-14 11:08:55 AM
CSB:

The "Daish-daish-da-oooh" story.

A friend and his brother were getting ready to leave a party and noticed a woman doing the "repeatedly stab at the door lock with the key" dance.

Being gentlemen, they offered to drive her home and one of them would follow in her car. But they couldn't get an answer as to where she lived... She kept saying "DAISH-DAISH-DA-OOOH!"

They finally figured out that she was trying to say "Reisterstown Road."

To this day, I can't hear "Reisterstown Road" without wanting to yell out in full drunken tardate vox...
 
2012-12-14 11:16:26 AM
I don't have many social hang-ups but the most prominent among them is my intense dislike for interacting with drunk people under any circumstance. Tipsy people are irritating, drunks enrage me. I know the whole thing is irrational but I just can't help it.

So no, I probably wouldn't help.
 
2012-12-14 11:18:49 AM

wallywam1: Crappy actor. Doesn't seem drunk. Looks like he has some kind of physical disability.


Came here to say the same.

Also, it's from confused.com...

The people helping/stopping the man getting in the car are probably all actors (and if they are not, then they would have been picked from a casting from photos of 'real people')

They have a really shiatty casting process and pay crap money.

/Actor.
//I get confused.com scripts/castings all the time (even though I don't want them)
 
2012-12-14 11:21:39 AM

Lemmy Kilmister: fark no.

I've even called the cops when I see/smell someone smoking a joint while driving. twice in Toronto and once in philly.

fark you assholes


"But dude, I have a prescription."
I'm with you there man. I don't care if you're drinking, burning or you just took a couple T3s you're under the influence. It's not fair to the rest of us on (or near) the road that you risk our lives, health or damage to property because you think you can "handle it". About a quarter of the collisions I see are people on medication in the hospital parking lot. Everyone needs to appreciate they aren't the only thing that matters in this world/they aren't invincible.
 
2012-12-14 11:28:38 AM

A Shambling Mound: I don't have many social hang-ups but the most prominent among them is my intense dislike for interacting with drunk people under any circumstance. Tipsy people are irritating, drunks enrage me. I know the whole thing is irrational but I just can't help it.

So no, I probably wouldn't help.


You sound like you could use a drink
 
2012-12-14 11:28:49 AM

Honest Bender: Being locked out of your car isn't, in itself, an issue. It's only an issue when it's stopping you from accomplishing a goal.


Might try looking at the article some time
 
2012-12-14 11:38:39 AM

Nick Nostril: I don't talk to strangers. He's on his own.


You're conversing with strangers right now.
 
2012-12-14 11:39:02 AM
Nope, I've called the cops.

/bouncer didn't give a shat, I hope the drunk hit a pole and sued the bar.
//DNRTA, sounds like I didn't miss much
 
2012-12-14 11:42:04 AM
No, I would flag down a taxi for him and insist he take it or I call the police and give them his LP#. I've had to do it before, I'll have to do it again.
 
2012-12-14 12:17:23 PM
An oldie but a goodie.......


A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding
on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger stands in the pouring down rain.

"Can you give me a push?" he asks while hanging onto the door frame.

"Not a chance" says the husband -- "It's 3 o'clock in the morning!". He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was it?" asks his wife.

"Just some drunk wanting a push" he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I didn't -- it's three in the morning and raining like crazy out."

"Well, you have a short memory" says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down on vacation and those two strangers helped us? I think you should help him."

The man does as he is told and gets dressed and goes out into the pounding rain and calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes the answer.

"Do you still want a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing!" the drunk replies.
 
2012-12-14 12:19:33 PM
isn't that pretty much how Ted Bundy got women into his car? Put on a leg cast or arm sling and act all helpless ...

Fark no, I'd get out of there before he even finished asking for help.
 
2012-12-14 12:43:39 PM
Actually, this exposes a premise that a great majority of the American public simply do not see DWI as a capital crime like MADD does.
 
2012-12-14 12:49:01 PM

special20: Actually, this exposes a premise that a great majority of the American public simply do not see DWI as a capital crime like MADD does.


Well other than the fact this was in the UK, yes.
 
2012-12-14 12:51:07 PM

special20: Actually, this exposes a premise that a great majority of the American public simply do not see DWI as a capital crime like MADD does.


Except that the experiment was conducted in London for a British anti-drunk driving (which they call "drink driving") campaign.
 
2012-12-14 01:32:08 PM

redmid17: Well other than the fact this was in the UK, yes.


Nogale: Except that the experiment was conducted in London for a British anti-drunk driving (which they call "drink driving") campaign.


Come on, I can't let facts get in the way of my personal beef.
 
2012-12-14 01:46:47 PM
I'd take his keys and call the cops or make him call a friend on his phone and hand it to me so I could tell them to come get him. Last resort, I'd give the guy a ride home myself or buy him a cab. I am vehemently against drunk driving!
 
2012-12-14 02:48:31 PM

Lemmy Kilmister: fark no.

I've even called the cops when I see/smell someone smoking a joint while driving. twice in Toronto and once in philly.

fark you assholes


Are you the kind of guy who, as a grown man, still faps to the Sears catalog?
 
2012-12-14 03:15:49 PM
A person who was stumbling around that much because of being drunk would be slurring their speech and would almost certainly reek of alcohol on the breath. He was not slurring his speech, but actually was quite clear spoken and polite. I'm guessing he didn't reek of alcohol either, but there's no way to tell.

In short, most people probably thought he had some other kind of problem, not being drunk.
 
2012-12-14 06:31:30 PM

Hunter_S_Thompson: Lemmy Kilmister: fark no.

I've even called the cops when I see/smell someone smoking a joint while driving. twice in Toronto and once in philly.

fark you assholes

Are you the kind of guy who, as a grown man, still faps to the Sears catalog?


Don't be ridiculous. The Grainger catalog has a mouthwatering picture of a young lady using a mop-bucket. Works every. Single. Time.
 
2012-12-14 08:12:46 PM

PressPlayOnTape: Mark Ratner:
Of course I would. He was only trying to get in on the passenger side.

Well that ended what could have been a fun thread. Done in one - Say goodnight, Gracie.


Really... no one noticed it was filmed in Europe where they drive on the other side?? All the farkers drunk today?:)
 
2012-12-14 08:13:52 PM
That was Ted Bundy's MO for getting victims, and he was a heavy drinker too.
 
2012-12-14 10:14:55 PM

nipner: Really... no one noticed it was filmed in Europe where they drive on the other side?? All the farkers drunk today?:)


England.

In continental Europe, they drive on the right.
 
2012-12-15 12:00:22 AM
I once had an obviously drunk guy ask me to help him roll his car back over after it landed on it's roof when he crashed it. I didn't help him.

/truestory.
 
Displayed 43 of 43 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »





Report