Mind my own business or.... ?

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  1. Wizbangs

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    Hi,

    I wonder how others would deal with this.

    At Newark our habitation door opened towards the next van and sitting outside was a nice and friendly guy, on his own, who we soon discovered enjoyed his drink. A lot. Let me start by saying we both enjoy a drink in the evening but neither of us had ever seen anything like this.

    On the Saturday we played a guessing game of how long before we heard the next crash of the can into his rubbish bin. After seeing him enjoy about ten cans of Coors and about the same of Stella, we no longer found it fun or even amusing. Finally he wandered over to the entertainment.

    On the Sunday morning, when we got up he was already sitting outside drinking again, and by early afternoon we could see from a new rubbish bag that at least another dozen Stella had been finished off and he still had a half carton of Stellas by his chair. As we set off on a walk, he said goodbye and told us he was setting off home in an hour or so.

    When we got back he had gone. I'm so pleased I wasn't on the road anywhere near him. BUT.. should I have said something? Done something?

    What if anything would you do?
     
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  2. Kool Kroozer

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    You did well to even stay there, I know if it were us (Me an Mrs KK) we would have moved or just left, i think as soon as you open your mouth to those sort of folk your leaving yourself open to abuse - an who knows where it may have ended !
     
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  3. Easyliving

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    Not much you can do about him drinking too much, its his choice.

    In this case you did not see him drive off so you don't know exactly when he went or in which direction so nothing you could have done.

    In general though if I saw someone who had too much to drink prepare to drive a vehicle I would have no qualms about reporting him to the police. Its well known that drinking and driving puts peoples lives at risk.

    Paul
     
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  4. Geo

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    Good God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wasn't a smoker as well was he:eek:


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  5. icantremember

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    Can't have been in the Funster area as they are all teetotal!:whistle2:
     
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  6. BONZO

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    No I would have just left him . He my drive better with a drink lol .you get alsorts in this life if some ones bothers u . just move or knock there head off .
     
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  7. Mattyjwr

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    I'd have tried to report it to a marshal and the police. Driving after drinking so much puts other people in danger; it is the driver's choice if he / she ends up killing themselves but I wouldn't want the lives of others on my conscience.
     
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    Used to work with an old time lorry driver, he used to be in the pub all day, have about three hours sleep then drive lorrys all over the country on nights, same day after day, and I'm talking drink here, min 10 pints, never had an accident in fifty years.
     
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  9. mickyc

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    Drinking on the pitch is no ones business apart from his (providing he wasn't being abusive etc)

    Drinking and driving is everyone's business.

    I have seen countless number of people injured and worse in drink driving incidents and would have no qualms whatsoever in reporting a drink driver to the old bill. I would have to actually witness it though, not just assume.
     
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  10. NickNic

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    How do you know for certain that someone else didn't come along to drive his motorhome home for him?
     
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    Do you need to know for certain? Isn't it safer to report it and be proved wrong than have the drinker behind the wheel?
     
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    Bet you he even had his grey waste tap open too
     
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    Those on this thread with a deep moral conscience should concentrate on reporting the 69% of deaths caused by drivers who are sober
     
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    I would have thought being able to potentially stop just 1 would be a positive thing to do.
     
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  15. NickNic

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    I wonder how many of the people with the deep moral holier than thou consciences have ever broken a speed limit?

    The number of deaths caused by excess speed is approximately the same as those caused by drink drivers.


    Or am I going to get flamed and told that's completely different because you all do it? :whistle::rolleyes:
     
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  16. Geo

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    Having the potential wont save anyone will it, neither will procrastinating on here
     
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    Are people actually condoning drink driving. Hope you still feel the same way after your grandchild has been hit by one of these people.
     
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    I'm not procastinating anywhere, it's a discussion board!!!

    If I saw someone breaking into your garage would you expect me to

    A) call the old bill

    B) ignore them as most thefts are caused by persons breaking into homes?
     
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  19. NickNic

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    That's the point isn't it. The OP didn't see the person driving and actually has no idea whether he did or not.

    Sitting in a field drinking crap beer wasn't a crime the last time I checked.

    By that logic you should report me to the old bill if I post on here that I'm going to the pub. After all I might drive afterwards. The fact that you haven't got the faintest idea whether I do or not seemingly doesn't matter.
     
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    Honestly. ..so quick to condemn! The chap may well have a medical exemption? I certainly do:)
     
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