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2018-01-02 11:23:53 AM  
Porridge?
 
2018-01-02 11:24:01 AM  
If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society
 
2018-01-02 11:44:15 AM  
student who'd gotten lost at night after attending a local music festival. With nowhere to go he stumbled upon the Pryor residence and decided he'd stay the night.

Um, He didn't accidentally stumble into the wrong house. He was lost and just decided to break into some random house to sleep.
 
2018-01-02 11:47:50 AM  
This is what Men at Work was trying to tell us.
 
2018-01-02 11:52:01 AM  
Jesus approved.
 
2018-01-02 11:58:26 AM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


Happened to me in college. Late nite drinking and couldn't get into my apt on the 3rd floor, so I banged on the door. Roommate opened up and I passed out on the couch. Woke up next morning and found out I was in the 2nd floor apt instead of the 3rd. Oops.
 
2018-01-02 12:03:17 PM  

GardenWeasel: rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society

Happened to me in college. Late nite drinking and couldn't get into my apt on the 3rd floor, so I banged on the door. Roommate opened up and I passed out on the couch. Woke up next morning and found out I was in the 2nd floor apt instead of the 3rd. Oops.


Dorms are rather insular communities, it's most likely you two had seen each other around. Plus, you've got the "homogenous culture" thing going on. So it's not actually an apples to apple situation in regards to the story
 
2018-01-02 12:08:27 PM  

rcain: GardenWeasel: rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society

Happened to me in college. Late nite drinking and couldn't get into my apt on the 3rd floor, so I banged on the door. Roommate opened up and I passed out on the couch. Woke up next morning and found out I was in the 2nd floor apt instead of the 3rd. Oops.

Dorms are rather insular communities, it's most likely you two had seen each other around. Plus, you've got the "homogenous culture" thing going on. So it's not actually an apples to apple situation in regards to the story


was off campus, not dorms ... and a mix of students and genpop, but yeah a different situation
 
2018-01-02 12:34:14 PM  
Canada?

*clicks*

Ah.  Well, that works, too.

/he's so cute....can we keep him!??
 
2018-01-02 12:34:39 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Porridge?


As long as it's neither too hot nor too cold.
 
2018-01-02 12:44:15 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


Obama's a farker??  I never knew....
 
2018-01-02 12:45:13 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


I have long lamented the barbaric attitude of not giving people who break into homes the benefit of the doubt.
 
2018-01-02 12:45:53 PM  

xanadian: Canada?

*clicks*

Ah.  Well, that works, too.

/he's so cute....can we keep him!??


I was thinking the same thing as well, but first you have to bring him by the vets and make sure he's had his shots. Also be careful strays can be nippy.
 
2018-01-02 12:46:49 PM  
Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.
 
2018-01-02 12:48:58 PM  
My uncle used to do that all the time back in the '70s. It was always the same person's house and they didn't have a problem with it. They're still friends.
 
2018-01-02 12:50:35 PM  

SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.

You don't have good phone service in your house?
 
2018-01-02 12:51:54 PM  
Canada?

[rtfa]

Not Canada, but still definitely not America.
 
2018-01-02 12:52:19 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


There are thieves, killers and general nutcases in all countries.  This nice man is very lucky the kid didn't have ill intentions.  The story should have ended with a realistic lesson about drinking yourself to stupid level.... and why people should lock their doors.

The media in the U.S. centers on anything that will get ratings.  Bad cops, deranged killers, horrific crimes... rarely do they have stories of "good people".  Yet there are good stories everyday that deserve to be told.  Perhaps blaming the media's chosen perception would be more appropriate than implying that we in the U.S. cannot be kind and understanding?
 
2018-01-02 12:52:53 PM  

SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.


Just wondering... would you have shot the kid as he slept, or would you have woken him up first?

Badass? More like coward.
 
2018-01-02 12:55:54 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


Try doing it in the rural midwest... some people are so excited to have a guest that they set out the fine china.  AND they will make the coffee.

/asking to use the phone to call for a tow could become an elaborate ordeal
 
2018-01-02 01:03:03 PM  

GardenWeasel: rcain: GardenWeasel: rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society

Happened to me in college. Late nite drinking and couldn't get into my apt on the 3rd floor, so I banged on the door. Roommate opened up and I passed out on the couch. Woke up next morning and found out I was in the 2nd floor apt instead of the 3rd. Oops.

Dorms are rather insular communities, it's most likely you two had seen each other around. Plus, you've got the "homogenous culture" thing going on. So it's not actually an apples to apple situation in regards to the story

was off campus, not dorms ... and a mix of students and genpop, but yeah a different situation


But still a cool story none the less
 
2018-01-02 01:04:08 PM  
I wonder if he still has both of his kidneys.
 
2018-01-02 01:05:22 PM  
There's a metaphor in there somewhere about libruls blah blah vs conservatards OMG!!!!
 
2018-01-02 01:10:22 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.
You don't have good phone service in your house?


Americans just can't pass up an opportunity to blow someone's head off without consequences.
 
2018-01-02 01:11:05 PM  

Sugarbombs: Try doing it in the rural midwest... some people are so excited to have a guest that they set out the fine china.  AND they will make the coffee.


I'd seriously like to see that, but have a strong feeling that if you wandered unannounced into their house in the middle of the night they'd likely only treat you to an acute case of lead poisoning
 
2018-01-02 01:13:16 PM  
CSB: When I was about 14 years old I was home alone one evening about dinner time.  The front door opened and our next-door neighbour entered the small foyer, took off his coat and hat, walked into the livingroom, plopped down on a chair, took off his shoes and socks and began rubbing his feet.  Then he looked up and saw me.  He looked very befuddled and asked, "Hi Dave, what are you doing here?  And where is Ethel (his wife)?"  Then it dawned.  Without saying another word he put his socks and shoes back on, grabbed his coat and hat and left.
 
2018-01-02 01:19:44 PM  

rcain: Sugarbombs: Try doing it in the rural midwest... some people are so excited to have a guest that they set out the fine china.  AND they will make the coffee.

I'd seriously like to see that, but have a strong feeling that if you wandered unannounced into their house in the middle of the night they'd likely only treat you to an acute case of lead poisoning


I have a sex dungeon I keep my over night guests in.
 
2018-01-02 01:23:33 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society


The trespasser would have been arrested?
 
2018-01-02 01:26:32 PM  

SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.


Another internet tough guy.

Saying that you will shoot a defenseless person who is asleep on your couch indefensible.

If you're concerned about the "crime" (trespassing in this case, it's rural NZ the front door was not locked), you have a couple of options, be the ITG and shoot the defenseless person or hold him at gunpoint until the police arrive to give him his ticket.

Saying "I'll shoot the defenseless trespasser" is a very American response and indicative of your gun loving culture that persists  in spite of all the evidence that it's a national sickness ( Sandy Hook changed nothing, that level of sickness).

In case anyone has forgotten here's the list of those who were sacrificed on the altar of gun worship at Sandy Hook.   That nothing was done about it and that your government specifically forbids the CDC from researching gun violence is a stain on your national character.

Nancy Lanza, 52, (shot at home)
School personnel
Rachel D'Avino, 29, teacher's aide[
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, teacher's aide
Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
Victoria Leigh Soto, 27, teacher
Students
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Márquez-Greene, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

/this may still hurt someone's fee fees
 
2018-01-02 01:33:23 PM  

metric: SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.

Just wondering... would you have shot the kid as he slept, or would you have woken him up first?

Badass? More like coward.


I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?
 
2018-01-02 01:38:29 PM  

tukatz: rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story

And that right there should give every American pause about who we are as a society and give all others pause as to why they should ever visit the US or have their nations maintain strong diplomatic ties to such a society

There are thieves, killers and general nutcases in all countries.  This nice man is very lucky the kid didn't have ill intentions.  The story should have ended with a realistic lesson about drinking yourself to stupid level.... and why people should lock their doors.

The media in the U.S. centers on anything that will get ratings.  Bad cops, deranged killers, horrific crimes... rarely do they have stories of "good people".  Yet there are good stories everyday that deserve to be told.  Perhaps blaming the media's chosen perception would be more appropriate than implying that we in the U.S. cannot be kind and understanding?


...and in true Fark fashion, you didn't rtfa.
 
2018-01-02 01:40:52 PM  
FTFA: "He said, 'That'd be good, cheers,' so I said to him, 'There's the f***en jug, you get over there and sort it out because you've had a free night's kip and I'm not making you coffee. You get up there and help yourself,'" Pryor recalls.

The homeowner had a bit of fun with his uninvited house guest, just as I would expect from a civilized country.  I bet these two see each other again and build a friendship.
 
2018-01-02 01:42:47 PM  

rcain: If this had happened in the US, it'd be a very different story


No it's because he is an attractive young white guy. If he were a minority it'd be a different story
 
2018-01-02 01:45:09 PM  

SkylineRecords: metric: SkylineRecords: Not trying to be a badass, but if I woke up to a stranger in my house sleeping on my couch, that breakfast would've been a lead omelette.

Just wondering... would you have shot the kid as he slept, or would you have woken him up first?

Badass? More like coward.

I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?


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...and it's early.
 
2018-01-02 01:45:51 PM  
Not reading the article but did this happen in Canada?
 
2018-01-02 01:52:15 PM  
I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?

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...and it's early.


How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.
 
2018-01-02 01:54:42 PM  
I don't know what I would do.   Maybe call cops , maybe wake him up at gunpoint , maybe have about 3 of my big friends over and then wake him up ,  but I seriously doubt I would just pump him full of lead while he sleeps.
 
2018-01-02 01:55:29 PM  

SkylineRecords: How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.


Well, then you'll be an asshole and have a bloodstained couch. Lose-lose, man.
 
2018-01-02 01:56:04 PM  
CSB...

Circa 2000...
One day, out of nowhere an old man drives his car down my driveway. The wife and I were already standing by the garage when he pulled up.

He gets out of the car and tells us he's lost. He was on his way home from church and it started getting dark outside, lost his bearings and by chance, pulled up into my driveway.

Since this was before cell phones and whatnot, the wife and I asked for his license, and looked him up on the internet. He couldn't remember his own phone number and we figured he either had dementia or Alzheimer's. No one answered his home phone.

So we did a map of his address and I drove him home in his car while the wife followed. We get to his house, and he lets us in. We find a list of emergency numbers to call under his phone and we reach one of his sons who shows up about 30 mins later.

Sure enough, the son admitted that his dad did have some form of mental disorder, thanked us for taking care of him and we stayed in touch.

A month or so later we get a call from the son. "My dad is in hospital and requested that you and your wife come visit" So we drop what we were doing head on over to the hospital.

While there, he asks me to bend down so he could whisper in my ear.

"You took me home once before, can you drive me back from here?"

Sure enough a few months down the road, the son calls us again, to let us know that his dad passed and thanked us for helping him a few months prior.
 
2018-01-02 01:56:56 PM  

SkylineRecords: I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?

[i.pinimg.com image 318x240][View Full Size image _x_]
...and it's early.

How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.


It is stupid and shows you have no regard for human life. If someone was going to harm you they wouldn't be asleep on the couch.

By all means be sitting there with a weapon drawn when he wakes up or the police on the way. Murder him? Go fark yourself with your precious and leave the safety off.
 
2018-01-02 02:02:33 PM  

SkylineRecords: How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep


Well, it is important in this day and age to be absolutely terrified of everyone and everything.  I know if I saw some doe-eyed kid passed out on my couch I'd assume he had a Browning M2 hidden in his shorts and open fire immediately.  It's best for everyone that way.
 
2018-01-02 02:07:07 PM  

ph0rk: SkylineRecords: How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.

Well, then you'll be an asshole and have a bloodstained couch. Lose-lose, man.


Great, then I'll be an asshole to a guy who thought it would be okay to break into a stranger's house for a nap. I don't care if that guy thinks I'm a dick, or if you do.
 
2018-01-02 02:07:35 PM  

xanadian: Canada?
*clicks*
Ah.  Well, that works, too.
/he's so cute....can we keep him!??


Close, Australia's Canada.  How much closer to Canada can you get?
 
2018-01-02 02:09:02 PM  

SkylineRecords: I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?

[i.pinimg.com image 318x240][View Full Size image _x_]
...and it's early.

How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.


Try using your words.

Before you shoot a sleeping man try calling 911 and then address the sleeping trespasser. "Hey! wake the fark up.  Who are you and why are you on my couch".

If you think that the trespasser might be a threat, go stand on the driveway until the police arrive.

If you're a normal person killing another human being will fark you up.
 
2018-01-02 02:12:54 PM  
It is stupid and shows you have no regard for human life. If someone was going to harm you they wouldn't be asleep on the couch.

By all means be sitting there with a weapon drawn when he wakes up or the police on the way. Murder him? Go fark yourself with your precious and leave the safety off.


I do have no regard for human life. We're at a world population of 7.6 billion, and we're the only species actively destroying the planet.

My gun isn't "my precious"; it's also not a toy, or a second dick. It's a security measure against a society gone mad. Don't just assume that every gun owner is obsessed with their weapon or some hero scenario.
 
2018-01-02 02:15:33 PM  

SkylineRecords: I'm not playing 20 f*cking questions with a stranger who broke into my house for a place to crash.

If I'm a coward for that, what's the badass approach? Making him breakfast and setting him up with a month's rent and security deposit?

[i.pinimg.com image 318x240][View Full Size image _x_]
...and it's early.

How is that stupid? If someone breaks into my house, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt that otherwise, they're totally a nice guy and just needed a place to sleep.


Seriously, how many burglars, rapist, or murderers enter a house an then figure "I'll just take a nap and finish up in the morning."?
 
2018-01-02 02:20:13 PM  
Seriously, how many burglars, rapist, or murderers enter a house an then figure "I'll just take a nap and finish up in the morning."?

How many people break into a house and then figure "whoever owns this house is probably cool with what I'm doing"?
 
2018-01-02 02:21:34 PM  

SkylineRecords: It is stupid and shows you have no regard for human life. If someone was going to harm you they wouldn't be asleep on the couch.

By all means be sitting there with a weapon drawn when he wakes up or the police on the way. Murder him? Go fark yourself with your precious and leave the safety off.

I do have no regard for human life. We're at a world population of 7.6 billion, and we're the only species actively destroying the planet.

My gun isn't "my precious"; it's also not a toy, or a second dick. It's a security measure against a society gone mad. Don't just assume that every gun owner is obsessed with their weapon or some hero scenario.


Coward.
 
2018-01-02 02:23:28 PM  
Coward.

Hippie.
 
2018-01-02 02:24:37 PM  

SkylineRecords: Seriously, how many burglars, rapist, or murderers enter a house an then figure "I'll just take a nap and finish up in the morning."?

How many people break into a house and then figure "whoever owns this house is probably cool with what I'm doing"?


As I mentioned above, I *DIDN'T know I was in the wrong place until the next morning. Nor did the other poster's neighbor who had it happen to them.

If you want to see who has gone mad in this society, look in a mirror.
 
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