Okay, third time lucky
I got sent this email today which had a link pointing to a story that made me shake my head at the stupidity of people. Imagine this, you are at work. Someone rings your manager and tells them that you, or someone fitting your description has stolen something. That you are to be held there and wait for the police to arrive. Not only this, but the person on the other end of the line says they are, in fact, a police officer.
Your manager believes them. So do you. Fair enough if waiting around was all that was involved. But in this case the cop had the accused woman striped, in case she was hiding the wallet or whatever. Then this hwoon dahn had the woman, wearing nothing but a McDonalds’ apron, jump up and down, to make the stolen item fall. Not only that but he had her spanked! Forced into a “sexual act”! Pretty much kidnapped and suffering for three hours!
Come on people, hasn’t anyone ever heard of checking ID? Or of using common sense?
Summers says she did as she was told.
“I honestly thought he was a police officer and what I was doing was the right thing,” said Summers. “I thought I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.”
Then I took a look at the second link in this email. It pointed to a wikipedia entry on the Milgram experiment.
So why on earth are people so willing do do what someone tells them. 65% of people in the Milgram experiment did what they were told and kept on administering electric shocks up to the final 450-volt mark. That’s almost two-thirds of people!