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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:35 AM
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71. The more people there are, the more people are likely to think that someone has already taken care
--of it. There are actually studies on this. A single person seeing someone on a sidewalk almost always stops to help. Start adding more people, and the more likely it is they will all stand around thinking that one of those other people is surely more qualified to deal with it than they are.

Lesson--never assume that just because a lot of people are witnessing an accident that someone has called it in. Do it anyway.
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  -Report: Shoppers unfazed as man dies at Target IDemo  Nov-26-11 12:11 PM   #0 
  - The Reason for the Season!  begin_within   Nov-26-11 12:12 PM   #1 
  - Dead Man  woodpecker44   Nov-27-11 05:40 AM   #79 
  - Why aren't the clerks trained to drag these bodies aside?  Jackpine Radical   Nov-26-11 12:24 PM   #2 
  - you would think they have something similar to a "spill station"  IamK   Nov-26-11 01:54 PM   #15 
  - The clerks are obviously Communists  _eh   Nov-26-11 03:04 PM   #19 
  - Especially live ones with money  left on green only   Nov-26-11 03:57 PM   #24 
  - Yeah. I meant "live ones"  Jackpine Radical   Nov-26-11 05:13 PM   #36 
  - Good point.  Enthusiast   Nov-26-11 04:08 PM   #26 
  - Clerks are trained to not touch dead bodies  jmowreader   Nov-26-11 06:14 PM   #42 
  - I've worked in several retail establishments  Tunkamerica   Nov-26-11 08:08 PM   #52 
     - I thought yearly dead body handling classes were mandatory at retail outlets.  Kablooie   Nov-27-11 02:18 AM   #74 
     - Wouldn't that be dead-body not-handling classes? Like abstinence-only education?  caseymoz   Nov-27-11 03:41 AM   #75 
     - Shoot, maybe that was the one day I had off.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:31 AM   #84 
     - Granted, it's been awhile, but....  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:31 AM   #83 
  - Indeed! Get with it, people!  spooked911   Nov-26-11 07:48 PM   #48 
  - Clean up in isle 5.  UnrepentantLiberal   Nov-26-11 11:34 PM   #66 
  - "Corpse cleanup, aisle three."  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-27-11 04:05 AM   #78 
     - OMG, I laughed. I am ashamed.  lonestarnot   Nov-27-11 09:15 AM   #92 
     - Don't be ashamed. ;)  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-27-11 10:35 AM   #95 
        - Mocking the death of a man makes anyone who does so  Lorien   Nov-27-11 11:02 AM   #97 
           - I was being sarcastic with the initial statement.  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-27-11 11:20 AM   #98 
     - You were close but it would have been  grantcart   Nov-27-11 11:58 AM   #100 
  - "Black Friday" used to be an amusing aphorism, but the last few  Mac1949   Nov-26-11 12:24 PM   #3 
  - "I just don't understand if people didn't help what their reason was,  Zorra   Nov-26-11 12:30 PM   #4 
  - Two people did try to help.  unapatriciated   Nov-26-11 07:39 PM   #47 
  - I can understand not helping...  idiotgardener   Nov-26-11 09:40 PM   #57 
     - You can down beside the person to be with them or stand beside the person  snagglepuss   Nov-27-11 01:00 PM   #103 
  - But hey, let's send riot police after the Occupiers!  lbrtbell   Nov-26-11 12:43 PM   #5 
  - another reason to hate walmart.....oh wait!  madmom   Nov-26-11 12:46 PM   #6 
  - Target, WalMart--all good fascist firms.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-26-11 10:10 PM   #60 
     - This could happen anywhere  lbrtbell   Nov-27-11 01:15 AM   #70 
        - You're right, of course.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-27-11 09:29 AM   #93 
  - Disgraceful. And it shows how America has gone to HELL.  SoapBox   Nov-26-11 12:59 PM   #7 
  - And I'm sure a bunch of them pulled out their phones to film the guy instead of helping.  OnlinePoker   Nov-26-11 01:02 PM   #8 
  - That is bullshit...they did not help because they were to busy  zeemike   Nov-26-11 04:20 PM   #28 
  - If they are anything like the average American, probably.  chrisa   Nov-26-11 06:56 PM   #44 
  - Wow. Just wow. No words really, just stunned at the callousness and greed. nt  riderinthestorm   Nov-26-11 01:08 PM   #9 
  - Indifference to human need, a uniquely American trait.  Citizen Worker   Nov-26-11 01:26 PM   #10 
  - Not uniquely American. Didn't you hear about this incident in China?  totodeinhere   Nov-26-11 02:37 PM   #18 
  - Hardly.  Codeine   Nov-26-11 03:27 PM   #21 
  - that was an idiotic statement.  Tunkamerica   Nov-26-11 08:09 PM   #53 
  - When the Walmart employee was trampled to death in last  tblue37   Nov-26-11 01:34 PM   #11 
  - I hate the Xmas shopping crowds  Warpy   Nov-26-11 01:43 PM   #12 
  - Me, too. I exlicity avoid all stores between Thanksgiving and the following Monday.  Odin2005   Nov-26-11 06:10 PM   #40 
  - You can't tell the shopping disasters without a scorecard  rocktivity   Nov-26-11 01:48 PM   #13 
  - Really telling the mentality of Black Friday obsessed shoppers,  alp227   Nov-26-11 01:51 PM   #14 
  - Sadly, I know plenty of Progressives who participate in this crap.  Odin2005   Nov-26-11 06:11 PM   #41 
     - and maybe they would be bystanders and passers by to victims of crime???  alp227   Nov-26-11 11:17 PM   #63 
  - No one checked the body to see if he had gotten anything good?  plumbob   Nov-26-11 02:09 PM   #16 
  - Bor will have a field day with this one...  Hulk   Nov-26-11 02:21 PM   #17 
  - More proof that America's real God is Ayn Rand!  Joe Bacon   Nov-26-11 03:51 PM   #23 
     - But here's betting  skepticscott   Nov-26-11 04:08 PM   #27 
        - Yes and they will get their weekly brainwashing.  Joe Bacon   Nov-27-11 11:01 AM   #96 
  - I would like to say I'm shocked. eom  tawadi   Nov-26-11 03:18 PM   #20 
  - "Where is the good Samaritan side of people?  WranglerRog   Nov-26-11 03:48 PM   #22 
  - Good Samaritans these days pepper-sprays you.  caseymoz   Nov-26-11 04:46 PM   #32 
  - I would have stopped. I have when I have seen someone in trouble.  southernyankeebelle   Nov-26-11 04:07 PM   #25 
  - The headline is misleading, and what's 'below the fold' suggests a more complicated picture.  Plaid Adder   Nov-26-11 04:21 PM   #29 
  - good point  Enrique   Nov-26-11 04:37 PM   #30 
  - The co-worker didn't witness the event  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-27-11 06:22 AM   #81 
  - Shall I tell you my retail experience with local TV media?  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:47 AM   #87 
     - Self-delete  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:48 AM   #88 
  - Thank you for your reasoned response.  CottonBear   Nov-26-11 10:04 PM   #59 
  - I noticed this as well  quakerboy   Nov-27-11 01:37 AM   #72 
  - yeah, but it's easier to think better of yourself if you believe most people are bad  Tunkamerica   Nov-27-11 04:00 AM   #76 
  - Thank you!  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:32 AM   #85 
  - I think it's sensationalized also  qanda   Nov-27-11 06:45 AM   #86 
  - Thank you for your cool head...  kgnu_fan   Nov-27-11 09:45 AM   #94 
  - Factual and reasoned  grantcart   Nov-27-11 12:00 PM   #101 
  - So many of us have turned into shopping zombies.  ananda   Nov-26-11 04:39 PM   #31 
  - These are the shoppers who watch Fox News and listen to Limbaugh...  lib2DaBone   Nov-26-11 04:51 PM   #33 
  - If Target is the refined man's Wall-mart,  left on green only   Nov-26-11 04:59 PM   #34 
  - Did I say that?  left on green only   Nov-26-11 05:13 PM   #35 
  - Kitty Genovese?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-26-11 05:15 PM   #37 
  - Except in her case, they at least paid attention.  tblue   Nov-26-11 09:37 PM   #55 
     - The more people there are, the more people are likely to think that someone has already taken care  eridani   Nov-27-11 01:35 AM   #71 
  - Hey, can't let a dead man get in the way of those bargains!  AngryOldDem   Nov-26-11 05:24 PM   #38 
  - It's "Uniquely American"!  Odin2005   Nov-26-11 06:02 PM   #39 
  - American Exceptionalism  tblue   Nov-26-11 09:37 PM   #56 
  - the pits  SoulSearcher   Nov-26-11 06:41 PM   #43 
  - No, I think it is more-- if I waste time on this guy, I will miss out on saving $2 on  spooked911   Nov-26-11 07:50 PM   #51 
  - Tragic...the Mainstream Media goes on for Weeks about "Buy, Buy, Buy" and Stampedes  KoKo   Nov-26-11 06:58 PM   #45 
  - This reminds me of a movie  PatrynXX   Nov-26-11 07:26 PM   #46 
  - SHUT IT DOWN!  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Nov-26-11 07:50 PM   #49 
  - Zombie consumerism.  sarcasmo   Nov-26-11 07:50 PM   #50 
  - How many years of de-sensitization have paid off?  MrMickeysMom   Nov-26-11 09:03 PM   #54 
  - We are like the Chinese now  Brooklyns_Finest   Nov-26-11 09:46 PM   #58 
  - Yea, us 'mericans are much better  postatomic   Nov-26-11 10:18 PM   #61 
  - Employees should have at least called 911....  MindMover   Nov-26-11 11:11 PM   #62 
  - They did call 911  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-27-11 06:29 AM   #82 
  - Sometimes, the thought that I share DNA with the rest of the human race,  tavalon   Nov-26-11 11:26 PM   #64 
  - I know!  CoffeeCat   Nov-27-11 12:02 AM   #68 
     - Never fear  tavalon   Nov-27-11 05:50 AM   #80 
  - The cops weren't concerned.  BiggJawn   Nov-26-11 11:33 PM   #65 
  - I hope the cops checked his pants for videos!  CoffeeCat   Nov-26-11 11:59 PM   #67 
  - Good Samaritan side? Well, that side was shopping. Duh!  AllyCat   Nov-27-11 12:48 AM   #69 
  - Everything in our society encourages greed, greed and more greed.  Kablooie   Nov-27-11 02:15 AM   #73 
  - Ahh, the holiday season ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-27-11 04:05 AM   #77 
  - I highly recommend everyone read Plaid Adder's response at #29  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-27-11 06:50 AM   #89 
  - Right, because that's what Jesus would do.  Chimichurri   Nov-27-11 07:32 AM   #90 
  - I have mine. Fuck the rest of you. eom.  Hotler   Nov-27-11 08:46 AM   #91 
  - Next someone is going to take a submachine gun into Walmart  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-11 11:45 AM   #99 
  - Every year things like this happen on black Friday, and  Response   Nov-27-11 12:57 PM   #102 
  - Disgusting, the whole entire black Friday bs is so revolting.  krabigirl   Nov-27-11 01:04 PM   #104 
 

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