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   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

14 Dec 2012 10:29 AM   |   2793 clicks   |   Independent
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Mark Ratner    [TotalFark]  
Of course I would. He was only trying to get in on the passenger side.

14 Dec 2012 10:30 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  
Well I'd take his wallet first. No drunk person needs to be driving.

14 Dec 2012 10:32 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

14 Dec 2012 10:34 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.

14 Dec 2012 10:34 AM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  
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.

14 Dec 2012 10:34 AM
PressPlayOnTape     

Mark Ratner
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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.

14 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
2xhelix    [TotalFark]  
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14 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

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.

14 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
farm machine     
Do they intend to travel in the same direction I'm going? That could matter.

14 Dec 2012 10:38 AM
DrEMHmrk2     
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.

14 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
GiveMeFiveDollars     
Lock his keys in his car.

14 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
Drubell     
Taped Dec 5 2012 my ass, I'm almost positive I've seen this exact video before

14 Dec 2012 10:43 AM
maxpower007     
If Hitler asked you to electrocute a stranger, would you? Probably.

/read this story/study in my sociology class. People are sheep indeed.

14 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
Nick Nostril     
I don't talk to strangers. He's on his own.

14 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  
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.

14 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
rkettens     
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.

14 Dec 2012 11:00 AM
Rich Cream     
So people will help someone in the immediate while disregarding future esoteric risks to others? Huh.

14 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
jfivealive     
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.

14 Dec 2012 11:03 AM
Enemabag Jones     
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.

14 Dec 2012 11:05 AM
wallywam1     
Crappy actor. Doesn't seem drunk. Looks like he has some kind of physical disability.

14 Dec 2012 11:06 AM
maxheck     
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...

14 Dec 2012 11:08 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.

14 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
weapon13     

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)

14 Dec 2012 11:18 AM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     

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.

14 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

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

14 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
trappedspirit     

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

14 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
thisisyourbrainonFark    [TotalFark]  

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


You're conversing with strangers right now.

14 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
Odd Bird     
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

14 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
mooseyfate     
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.

14 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
Delectatio Morosa     
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.

14 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
TheHopeDiamond     
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.

14 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  
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.

14 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

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.

14 Dec 2012 12:49 PM
Nogale     

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.

14 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

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.

14 Dec 2012 01:32 PM
stonicus     
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!

14 Dec 2012 01:46 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?

14 Dec 2012 02:48 PM
Zasteva     
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.

14 Dec 2012 03:15 PM
mooseyfate     

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.

14 Dec 2012 06:31 PM
nipner     

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?:)

14 Dec 2012 08:12 PM
king of vegas     
That was Ted Bundy's MO for getting victims, and he was a heavy drinker too.

14 Dec 2012 08:13 PM
Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon     

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.

14 Dec 2012 10:14 PM
peeledpeas     
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.

15 Dec 2012 12:00 AM
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