Are people really that apathetic and dumb?

Ev_

Diabloii.Net Member
Are people really that apathetic and dumb?

So I went down to the beach earlier, and while I was there a baby sea lion wandered up onto the beach. There were a good 500 people on our stretch of beach, so it's obviously not prime sea lion hang out territory. The thing looked half starved and was crying out a lot.

My first reaction was to try to call someone...lifeguard, park ranger, sea world...none of them were particularly reactive. Everyone else's reaction though was to try to get as close as possible to the sea lion. Are you kidding me? Am I the only person who'd actually like to help the poor thing?

I tried to get people to stay back a little, but it was a pretty futile effort. The worst part was that little kids listened to me more than older people. The little kids looked at me and were kinda like "oh crap, I'm sorry," then backed off. But a group of teenagers tried to play with it, and this chick in her mid twenties actually tried to pet it, even after I told her to back off.

It blows my mind how little common sense people have, and how apathetic they are towards something that is most likely dying. Their only care is personal gratification. "Ooh, I want a picture. Ooh I want get up close to it." And after they had their fill, they just walked away. Pathetic.
 

nrabbit

Diabloii.Net Member
yup its horrible. a lot of people don't care whats happening around them they only care how to satisfy their need for entertaiment even if it costs someones life
 

Eff

Banned
given that some people really are as you describe and don't give a damn about the sea lion, alot of them have never seen a sea lion and didn't know how to recognize the fact that it needed some help.

anyways, it's hard to judge such an unfinished story...did you or anybody else see to it that the thing got help?
 

nrabbit

Diabloii.Net Member
Eff said:
given that some people really are as you describe and don't give a damn about the sea lion, alot of them have never seen a sea lion and didn't know how to recognize the fact that it needed some help.

anyways, it's hard to judge such an unfinished story...did you or anybody else see to it that the thing got help?
it doesn't matter that they haven't seen a sea lion, animals aren't objects they have lives just like we do
 

piff

Diabloii.Net Member
It's sad that people are so foolish. Would they do the same to a lion or a shark? No, of course not. But regardless of the animal, we have to share the space and let it go or get it help, hopefully the latter.

I am interested in the end of the story.
 

CyberHawk

Diabloii.Net Member
Now wait a min. here..sharks? Nah..nope, no can do..cant help'em sorry. They want me..this I know. :eek:
I mean when I see a snake..its as good as dead, if possible. I go out of my way to kill them. As with "most" spiders.
Now this being a sea lion..ya I would want to help it but, this is nature. On these nature shows they let nature takes its place, never stepping in the way. I would do something if they were throwing rocks at it, but I wouldn't go to far out of the way to help it..only defend it from stupid humans.
 

Freemason

Banned
Far as I'm concerened, the only good sea lion is a dead one. They kill fishermen. Anybody that wants to try to verify that (good luck) needs to go research the long history of sea lions taking over the docks on Kodiak and occasionally killing the fishermen.

Not to mention they make really good coats :thumbsup:
 

theBlackKnight

Diabloii.Net Member
Freemason said:
Far as I'm concerened, the only good sea lion is a dead one. They kill fishermen. Anybody that wants to try to verify that (good luck) needs to go research the long history of sea lions taking over the docks on Kodiak and occasionally killing the fishermen.

Not to mention they make really good coats :thumbsup:

*hands freemason a fishing pole and points north*
kidding :lol:
 

Ev_

Diabloii.Net Member
To finish the story...

I spent about 2 hours down there hanging out by it. My sister went back to the house and made some phone calls. After a while when no one showed up I walked up to the park check in and told the guy there what was going on. He said he'd try to get a hold of Sea World's after hours desk and the life guards. By the time I got back to the sea lion, there was a lifeguard jeep parked there and the lifeguards were keeping people away. They said they were going to hang out until Sea World showed up (but as Sea World deals with the coast from Mexico up to Oceanside, they were a little shorthanded). There wasn't much more I could do, and I was feeling quite sun roasted by then, so I left it in their hands.
 

Freemason

Banned
theBlackKnight said:
*hands freemason a fishing pole and points north*
kidding :lol:
Hell no! 5 years on Kodiak was long enough. The winter there is why I now live in a desert. Come on 100F days!!! :clap:
 

Eff

Banned
nrabbit said:
it doesn't matter that they haven't seen a sea lion, animals aren't objects they have lives just like we do
gah, that's true. i don't blame some of the people who gathered around for not realizing it was in distress not going for help, but i agree that the people bothering it suck
 

Generator Of Chaos

Diabloii.Net Member
"Welcome Neo, to the real world"...

If I had to risk, I'd say around 70% of the world I composed solely by morrons and egocentric idiots...
They don't really care if something other than themselfs is dieing... From your story, I'm actually surprised they didn't start throwing things at it...

Raistlin Majere said:
Why can't mother nature do us a favor and beach a deadly critter?
You're on this board? It's me DA..lol
And...I'd rather mother nature beached a couple landmines... I'd just stand there telling people to "punch the seaweed"...
 

Wrathchild

Diabloii.Net Member
Eff said:
gah, that's true. i don't blame some of the people who gathered around for not realizing it was in distress not going for help, but i agree that the people bothering it suck
most people are just so curious theyll just forget everything else. same when lets say a person gets badly hurt in some accident. everyone stops in their curiosity to watch, and soon theres like 50 ppl around the place, all staring and blinking not realizing their on the way.
curiosity of humans is sometimes sick imo :(
 
Top