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Old 14.09.2012, 22:20
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If you lived in the Nordic region, you'd probably know that the article leaves out a rather important detail...the guy was bombed out of his skull. No, it doesn't make it right for someone to seize the opportunity to relieve him of his wallet (after he already paid quite a lot to get legless given the extreme taxation attempting to curb rampant alcohol abuse in the northern climes...) but...if I had a euro for every passed out drunk I passed by in the Nordics, I'd have retired a long while back. Once I fell on a set of tram tracks while crossing the road where my shoe came flying off. It was broad daylight and I was sober. Did anyone so much as pause to gawp at my utter lack of grace? No.

Moral of the story is...don't get so freaking drunk in public.
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If you lived in the Nordic region, you'd probably know that the article leaves out a rather important detail...the guy was bombed out of his skull. No, it doesn't make it right for someone to seize the opportunity to relieve him of his wallet (after he already paid quite a lot to get legless given the extreme taxation attempting to curb rampant alcohol abuse in the northern climes...) but...if I had a euro for every passed out drunk I passed by in the Nordics, I'd have retired a long while back. Once I fell on a set of tram tracks while crossing the road where my shoe came flying off. It was broad daylight and I was sober. Did anyone so much as pause to gawp at my utter lack of grace? No.

Moral of the story is...don't get so freaking drunk in public.
Sorry but u r heartless.
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Old 14.09.2012, 22:29
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Sorry but u r heartless.
No, I've just lived there and I'm real familiar with the drunks and those who ignore them. The only thing this guy is doing differently is taking their money. Do I feel sorry for someone who gets so drunk they can't remain conscious in a train station? No and most Swedes and their Nordic kind don't either.

Every spring when the thaw comes around May, there's always a few frozen corpses of drunks who took a nap and never woke up....
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No, I've just lived there and I'm real familiar with the drunks and those who ignore them. The only thing this guy is doing differently is taking their money. Do I feel sorry for someone who gets so drunk they can't remain conscious in a train station? No and most Swedes and their Nordic kind don't either.

Every spring when the thaw comes around May, there's always a few frozen corpses of drunks who took a nap and never woke up....
He is not inconscious in a train station but on the tracks.You don't know the poor man history, maybe he had some hard times in life and he plumbed the depths. It's a total lack of humanity, instead of helping him (he is alreaady on the tracks), he steals his money like the poor guy is a roadkill. But it doesn't surprise me...
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Hmm... what kind of news site is it? The report itself is appallingly written:


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WTF?

Love the follow-on story.

UK woman falls under train when drunk - Why are the British alcoholics?
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WTF?
Just took a random article, the new was published pretty much everywhere.
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http://www.thelocal.se/43184/20120912/

http://www.thelocal.se/43204/20120913/

http://www.thelocal.se/43228/20120914/

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He is not inconscious in a train station but on the tracks.You don't know the poor man history, maybe he had some hard times in life and he plumbed the depths. It's a total lack of humanity, instead of helping him (he is alreaady on the tracks), he steals his money like the poor guy is a roadkill. But it doesn't surprise me...
All I'm saying is that it's not an uncommon event up North and, again, the only thing different here is that the guy is helping himself to the wallet. I'm sure those who fall asleep on snow banks only to be found in the spring thaw are found without wallets. (And if you read Swedish/Finnish, the man was drunk...so that's all you need to know about his history since drinking is the #1 sport and the #1 cause of death in the cold and dark places.) Sure, we wish humans were a more thoughtful and kind lot but....if you get that drunk, you take your chances with the random kindness of strangers.
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Oh good, that's all right then Come on PT, that is way out of order, and there is no excuse. Why couldn't he move him over to the side or platform - even if he had nicked his wallet? Are you saying that if a young woman gets drunk, she deserves to be gang raped, etc? Here, there or anywhere
i am glad to read that at least the police do not think that way.
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All I'm saying is that it's not an uncommon event up North and, again, the only thing different here is that the guy is helping himself to the wallet. I'm sure those who fall asleep on snow banks only to be found in the spring thaw are found without wallets. (And if you read Swedish/Finnish, the man was drunk...so that's all you need to know about his history since drinking is the #1 sport and the #1 cause of death in the cold and dark places.) Sure, we wish humans were a more thoughtful and kind lot but....if you get that drunk, you take your chances with the random kindness of strangers.
I lived in Prague and there drinking is also the #1 sport. One day, a drunk man was lying in the street, he was half dead I think and I didn't see anyone stealing from him. They called an ambulance and we stayed with him until they arrived. The world is going crazy and I'm very pessimist about the future. How can people be so heartless, even animals don't behave that way.
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Looks like he has been caught.

http://www.thelocal.se/43244/20120915/
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If you lived in the Nordic region, you'd probably know that the article leaves out a rather important detail...the guy was bombed out of his skull. No, it doesn't make it right for someone to seize the opportunity to relieve him of his wallet (after he already paid quite a lot to get legless given the extreme taxation attempting to curb rampant alcohol abuse in the northern climes...) but...if I had a euro for every passed out drunk I passed by in the Nordics, I'd have retired a long while back. Once I fell on a set of tram tracks while crossing the road where my shoe came flying off. It was broad daylight and I was sober. Did anyone so much as pause to gawp at my utter lack of grace? No.

Moral of the story is...don't get so freaking drunk in public.
It does actually say in the article he was drunk!

It is disgusting that he was left on the trackIf everyone had your attitude the world would be a sad place.

I was kicked in the Nordics once, couldnt cross my legs for days!!
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If you lived in the Nordic region, you'd probably know that the article leaves out a rather important detail...the guy was bombed out of his skull. No, it doesn't make it right for someone to seize the opportunity to relieve him of his wallet (after he already paid quite a lot to get legless given the extreme taxation attempting to curb rampant alcohol abuse in the northern climes...) but...if I had a euro for every passed out drunk I passed by in the Nordics, I'd have retired a long while back. Once I fell on a set of tram tracks while crossing the road where my shoe came flying off. It was broad daylight and I was sober. Did anyone so much as pause to gawp at my utter lack of grace? No.

Moral of the story is...don't get so freaking drunk in public.
I was on a crowded bus one day and saw an elderly man collapse on the street corner - everyone laughed and walked around him - presuming he was drunk.

Next day in the papers it was stated that he`d had a heart-attack and collapsed, amongst the laughing pedestrians, luckily, there was a kind Samaritan who had called for an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

People laugh at the "bible stories" as "fairy tales" - but the old story of the Good Samaritan tells the same story, and tells us how heartless we are when we pass a person in distress and ignore them.

A family member of mine had been drinking alcohol, had an accident, and ended up with permanent brain damage because it was presumed he was "just drunk" - it`s called "judgement" when we decide to ignore, in our self-imposed superiority, the state of another less fortunate, irrespective of what we think of them and their "behaviour".

PT, you yourself have experienced that - would it not have been a good feeling if someone had stopped to help you when you fell?
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I was on a crowded bus one day and saw an elderly man collapse on the street corner - everyone laughed and walked around him - presuming he was drunk.

Next day in the papers it was stated that he`d had a heart-attack and collapsed, amongst the laughing pedestrians, luckily, there was a kind Samaritan who had called for an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

People laugh at the "bible stories" as "fairy tales" - but the old story of the Good Samaritan tells the same story, and tells us how heartless we are when we pass a person in distress and ignore them.

A family member of mine had been drinking alcohol, had an accident, and ended up with permanent brain damage because it was presumed he was "just drunk" - it`s called "judgement" when we decide to ignore, in our self-imposed superiority, the state of another less fortunate, irrespective of what we think of them and their "behaviour".

PT, you yourself have experienced that - would it not have been a good feeling if someone had stopped to help you when you fell?
@Smoky: Your post hits the nail firmly on the head for me, particularly the parts in bold.

At the recent StreetParade in Zurich, we came across a young girl lying in the middle of a very crowded pavement, having succumbed to alcohol (vomit was on her clothing) and who knows, maybe even drugs. She was awake but her speech was extremely slurred.

At first we thought her friend/s were in the toilet nearby and would soon come to join her. However, after some time, when we observed that no-one was actually coming to her aid, one of my friends who speaks fluent German, went over to chat with her and found out she had come with friends but that they had all gone merrily on their way once she had become too drunk to continue walking and left her on the pavement!

As if that wasn't bad enough, we couldn't believe the heartlessness of some people who sat or stood beside her to have their photos taken with her in that dreadful state and then just walked off laughing. At any time, anyone passing could have stolen her handbag so, in that sense, I guess she was very lucky.

Eventually she was able to stand and walk okay and made calls to her friends trying to find out where they were. However, on my friend's advice, she agreed it was best to go home. We offered to walk with her to the train station but she said she'd be okay.

At least her story ended well but I shudder to think what could have happened...
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@Smoky: Your post hits the nail firmly on the head for me, particularly the parts in bold.

At the recent StreetParade in Zurich, we came across a young girl lying in the middle of a very crowded pavement, having succumbed to alcohol (vomit was on her clothing) and who knows, maybe even drugs. She was awake but her speech was extremely slurred.

At first we thought her friend/s were in the toilet nearby and would soon come to join her. However, after some time, when we observed that no-one was actually coming to her aid, one of my friends who speaks fluent German, went over to chat with her and found out she had come with friends but that they had all gone merrily on their way once she had become too drunk to continue walking and left her on the pavement!

As if that wasn't bad enough, we couldn't believe the heartlessness of some people who sat or stood beside her to have their photos taken with her in that dreadful state and then just walked off laughing. At any time, anyone passing could have stolen her handbag so, in that sense, I guess she was very lucky.

Eventually she was able to stand and walk okay and made calls to her friends trying to find out where they were. However, on my friend's advice, she agreed it was best to go home. We offered to walk with her to the train station but she said she'd be okay.

At least her story ended well but I shudder to think what could have happened...
With the exception of the idiots taking photos I think what you witnessed was the Bystander Effect.
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Hands up if you've ever been blind drunk - I certainly have when I was young, and was very fortunate to have friends who made sure I was OK. Hands up those who have sons/daughters who have been blind drunk when they were young - and were lucky to have friends who made sure they came to no harm. PT I hope that when the day comes, and your daughter does get blind drunk (99% sure she will at some point) I hope she will have friends who will get her home safely - and if she does get left in a dangerous situation, some kind soul with a heart and a conscience will get involved, and make sure she is returned to you care safely - having learnt her lesson (hopefully). Have YOU never been drunk in a public place at some point in your life?
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Yes me. My hand is UP! I was lucky - the police were so kind. They took me to the police station and phoned my Dad ... he asked them to keep me till I was sober, and make sure I had to walk home in the morning. I was only 14
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This is precisely why I only drink at home... and while on the EF.
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