No one ever stepped in to help me, Ill be damned if i dont ever step into help someone else.
Honestly I can’t believe most of these people did nothing. That is so disgusting .
she was just checkin her email though..
This is sickening.
I legit just teared up at the part with the girl standing in front of the “bullied” guy like a momma bear protecting a cub. She was scared, and she still stood up for him. Exactly how it should be
we did exactly that in psychology class last year and this year again. When i played the victim ( a girl being sexually harassed by 2 guys in the metro ) i was very glad to see that almost every time someone said something but sadly that wasn’t the case for most of the others. people just walking by and not interfering is caused by something called “diffusion of responsibility” which is basically a nice way to say ‘they thought someone else could help too so they didn’t’ there are studies on that, it’s interesting.
but i gotta say sometimes it was scary to see that people did not do anything at all. In a video from this year the guy grabbed the girl from behind and dragged her away and she was screaming like hell. it was daylight and the park was full of people but no one helped.
we learned some stuff to increase your chance of getting helped in a bad situation for example:
make it very clear that this is an emergency you’re in.
make direct eye contact with people so they’ll feel responsible
call for help loudly
doing so talk directly to people like “guy in the blue shirt help me” (or something like that) or give them direct orders like “you! call the police!”
if you are a witness of a situation like that but cant interfere because you’re too weak/small/unthreatening approach other people and encourage them to help
you have to make people feel responsible for what happens to you or they’ll easily excuse themselves saying “well yeah there were other people around they could’ve helped too”
thought everyone should know that
This is of the utmost importance. I was bullied throughout elementary, middle, and high school because I didn’t say things right or wasn’t “cool” (I had ADHD and probably some undiagnosed aspergers) and no one ever stopped to help, only ignored it or laughed because it was the cool thing to do, even when I was put in obvious and real pain. They all felt that if they did step in and help, they might be labeled an outcast like myself. It wasn’t until after school that I learned that people weren’t complete dicks. It was awful and I was miserable every day. When you’re in public and multiple people make it their hobby to make you miserable and NO ONE does jack shit, it really makes you want to hate the world.
It’s situations like that that create school shootings. SPEAK OUT AND DO IT LOUDLY FOR FUCK’S SAKE!!! When you see this in school and don’t do anything, you’re part of the problem because it IS a problem that you didn’t do anything.
A layman’s example of the collusion and trust agreements between cell providers and manufacturers
Let’s imagine that Verizon and Sprint owned roads and highways and charged a monthly fee to drive on all roads. Now, say sprint offers me more miles and I decide to switch. The car still drives on all roads, but since verizon has colluded with GM to build their cars with software that only works with verizon, EVEN THO YOUR CAR STILL DRIVES FINE, you have to buy a “sprint” car. Thus, the car company and the cell company have colluded in order to sell more cars and keep customers who can’t afford a new cars with verizon which is anti-competive and an illegal trust between related companies in order to maintain control and a monopoly on YOUR car that YOU OWN.
Also, you can’t use the radio you bought with the car unless you pay verizon/sprint an extra montly fee, SIMPLY BECAUSE VERIZON CONTROLS THE SOFTWARE IN YOUR CAR and for no other reason than to be able to glean more money out of your wallet.
Sound fucked? That’s because it is, and it’s illegal as hell, but somehow they are getting away with it. Could we please bring more attention to this issue?!
They’d have a FIELD DAY with the anti-competitive behavior of these companies and the wireless providers they work with here in the states. Unlike europe, we allow the manufacturers to collude with the retailers and wireless providers to manufacture products that can only be used with those retailers and allow them to control the features you use on your own phone. For instance, even though I already own the same phone, I had to buy new ones to switch from US Cellular to Ting because USC has colluded with motorola to design a phone with software that keeps me from using it elsehwhere, therefore undermining the competition and selling more phones. Isn’t that breaking our anti-trust laws? Of course our friendly local telecom lobbyists keep that under wraps.
Fortunately, with the regulations in place governing 4GLTE lines, this practice is no longer allowed to be manufactured into the hardware, since you have to have a SIM card just like GSM phones require, thus allowing you to use any phone with any company. But providers still won’t allow devices from other providers.
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Does this have anything to do with the giant space octopus we’re launching?
Well, almost. I find it quite ironic how I CANNOT cancel in the store. No, you must speak with customer retention before leaving so they can grill you about it. Fuck you, you suck.
There was a three hour wait at the store this weekend. I came back on a weekday, but on both occasions, I really don’t think there was a single happy customer there. Everywhere I went I overheard people being disgruntled, peeved, or just straight up pissed the fuck off. Most were quite grumpy.
USC has seriously damaged their reputation. They scrapped key components of the belief plan, their website is slow or doesn’t work at all, even the TECHNICIANS can’t access your usage data, they stopped sending warnings on approaching limits, they kowtowed to apple like they swore they never would, and now they are offering a $700 phone FOR FREE just to get new customers, in fact they offer new customers some crazy ass shit, but fuck the existing ones to cover the cost of it.
I love Ting! It’s awesome service, easy to set up on my own online, they don’t care what you do with your phone, and the coverage and call quality rock! Now you might think that since they use the sprint network that coverage and quality are lacking, as I’ve heard many complaints about them. But Ting doesn’t just use Sprint, when the sprint tower pukes up your signal, it automatically goes to Verizon’s towers, which fills in the gaps nicely. And there’s never any roaming crap. You can roam all you want on voice, on data, they simply cut you off. I’m looking at $50-80/mo for two smartphones depending on usage versus $180 that I was paying before for the lowest service (900 minutes and 5Gb of data per phone, no text). The largest my bill will get with Ting is $100.
So if you want to switch to Ting, get $25 off with my referal under the name Pontos.