Bob the Brit sent me this little video and at first, it seems pretty funny. But put yourself in the shoes of the subjects! What would you have done? Watch the video and then scroll to the end if you want to read my thoughts.
I think its easy to mock the people who decided to leave the theater once they saw it was packed with bikers. How many of you thought that the people who left were infected with negative stereotypes about bikers? Stupid, biased, people!
I did too at first. Especially after they were rewarded with a tasty Carlsberg beer and thunderous applause.
But that’s easy to do from the comfort of your chair! Also, the title of this post and the video sort-of gives the thing away as a promotion. You knew as an observer that things would turn out OK even before you hit the play button.
But can you really blame the people who decided to leave? Heck, they could have at least been given a glass to avoid having to drink directly from the bottle, but that’s another issue.
I would argue that many people have become so sensitive to not ‘offending’ anyone (like bikers would be offended if you didn’t sit among them to watch Planet Of The Apes anyway!) that they literally turn off their brains to the concept of self-preservation.
Look. If I went into a theater with my Wife or one of my mistresses (did I write that?) and A) saw that it was filled with scowling Belgian bikers, and B)there were ONLY two seats left – I’d leave too and wouldn’t care for one second. (Actually, I’d probably leave anyway if it were that crowded regardless.)
Interesting video – I just think its too easy to mock the people who left, but I’d argue that the people who stayed actually have brain damage.
Does that make me a bad person? What would you have done in that same situation?