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Date: 05/09/15 09:12 AM

24 Responses to The Importance Of Appearances

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    AGit Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm
    Link: The Importance Of Appearances - The sad thing is that you probably won`t be surprised.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2014 at 9:33 am
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    MelCervini Female 40-49
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    May 9, 2014 at 9:45 am
    I was surprised there wasn`t an ad :D *badumching*
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 9, 2014 at 10:07 am
    This happened to me in Worcester, MA one time. I was walking down the street and this guy was laying there in the middle of the sidewalk. People were actually walking right over him. I flipped him over and dragged him to a sitting position against a building and called 911. The owner of the place who`s wall I had sat him up against told me I should mind my own business. I stayed till the ambulance got there and took the guy away. And that, my friends, is why I hate people.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
    391 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:13 am
    Moral of the story. French people are dicks.
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    Likewise384 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:16 am
    With the (huge) exception for saying help me, the situation is normal. Because many are alcoholics and drug addicts, I expect to and routinely do see homeless people passed out in public places.
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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
    362 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:16 am
    Not surprising.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:25 am
    duh. first guy looks like a druggie...
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:44 am
    Ugh - - so what if a person is passed out because of drugs or booze - how can you just let them lay there? Why is that okay?
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:57 am
    okay, you go out and help all the drunks. Let us know how that goes.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 11:15 am
    Around me, his pockets would be cleaned out too.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 11:28 am
    F*ck him, he wants to play games to make a point? Lay there all day for all I care. I hope he gets run over by a truckload of rubber dildos.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
    675 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 11:45 am
    I don`t care what a person looks like, if I see them collapse in public and ask for help, I will do what I can to help them.

    People who would do otherwise are basically self-centered a$$holes, and probably would still call themselves "Christian" (because, let`s face it, that`s EXACTLY what Christ would do - walk by someone laying on the ground begging for help).

    Not only that, but if the person ends up dying, and you could have done something to prevent it, morally it is little different than murder. (And yes, I know you didn`t cause it - but not preventing a death when you are able is morally reprehensible).
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    onewhosinz Female 30-39
    47 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    Oystah: I would do the same thing. I have done it many times already. All I think is, if it was me, would I want them to help me?
    Danagamer: Stop being a d!!ck. I`ve helped several drunk people either get home or into an ambulance and I`m fine. I think I`m a better person for it too.
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    mustang22 Female 30-39
    50 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    When in doubt, I call 911. It`s difficult to help someone when they look like they are drugged or boozed up. Encouraging hands-on assistance is hazardous as someone who is indeed drugged or drunk can be very dangerous, hence people "ignoring" the first guy. I help those who appear approachable and safe. Otherwise, I let emergency crews and cops deal with the individual.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm
    Suck my butthole danagamer. All I`m saying is call 911 - we all have phones, it`s pretty simple.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7265 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm
    I usually help- if someone is obviously a bit dodgy (ingrained filth, stale urine stink etc) I may get a police officer to check them out, and I may also stay a tad further back so I am not grabbable, but everyone is human.
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    fantasoix Male 40-49
    46 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm
    I was on Hollywood Blvd one time (do a lot of work in the area) and noticed a very concerned looking tourist kneeling over a homeless man. My first reaction was to believe that the homeless man was drunk and was going to sleep it off. I`ll never forget the look of concern as the tourist man looked around for someone to help him out, he had one hand on him and looked legitimately concerned and worried. Later it hit me how desensitized I had become, yes they made a choice to do drugs or get drunk, but they are human beings and deserve to be treated with dignity, I have no idea what events could have transpired prior to that man passed out drunk in the gutter (or by the look of emotional distress on the face of the tourist, possibly dead). I have to wonder if when people help they are doing it for selfish reasons- If I help this well dressed man, he could be rich and that could benefit me. If I help this poor looking man it`s a waste of time. I`ll help so I can have points towards heaven.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    Only in America...oh hmmmm.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Be nice to see one of these good samaritans, after realizing they`d been pranked (which is what all these insufferable holier-than-thou "what if it were you" scenarios really are) give the prankster a good swift kick.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    May 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm
    Like they say, "Clothes make the man."
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1217 posts
    May 10, 2014 at 4:26 am
    It`s simple: the `homeless` guy wasn`t `one of them`. That`s how we`ve been brainwashed. I, for one, couldn`t pass someone lying in the street, without at least determining what was wrong. But then again, that`s just me.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    May 10, 2014 at 4:45 am
    People are conditioned. That is how complex living things operate. They have to use the most useful common knowledge available to them at the time of the event. To get reconditioned to respond otherwise requires new knowledge that many people might not possess or have processed, at that time.

    Everyone is so quick to judge the passersby as bad people, but they might not really have as much choice as is expected.

    The real assbags are the people who do have a better understanding of people`s needs and, yet, do not avail themselves to become teachers who change the culture. **** those people.

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