Easiest way to get a seat..

Lets just turn away from the guy whos having a seizure instead of trying to help him. Good. Job.

I like the guy that evacuates his seat without looking up from his phone to see what he's running away from.

You wouldn't do this in NYC as you'd actually get hepatitis from laying on the floor of a subway car.

The guy on the floor when he sits down look at the guy next to him. Biggest smile on his face. That stunt made his day!

That's China.

I took a greyhound from Boston to California. This sickly strange lady got on the bus and took the wide back seat near the bathroom and started coughing and sniffling like crazy. As soon as everyone was seated she'd miraculously get better until the next stop at which point she'd start again. Worked like a charm, she got that seat to herself for the whole ride.

And head stomped just for good measure

"How can I take advantage of China's complete lack of value for human life? I know!"

I had to rewatch it by not looking away from my phone to see him not look away from his phone.

https://youtu.be/OBckLqe2c5Y

Wrong, actually. Four people called the police and the police took hours to respond. The cops then made up that story to cover their incompetence.

Edit: Watch Witness. Heres a CNN report involving the brother of Kitty Genovese explaining that the police were called multiple times and very few people saw or heard the attack.

yeah what the heck

No, it's because China only just had a "Good Samaritan" law go into affect this year. Before that, anyone around someone who got hurt could be held responsible for it.

"Fearing the threat of blackmail, passersby were somewhat hesitant to help an elderly man who suddenly collapsed while crossing a street in Zhengzhou over the weekend. Only after snapping some pictures for evidence did they feel comfortable enough to venture over and check if he was alright."

http://shanghaiist.com/2017/10/13/good-samaritan-law.php

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/09/21/not_so_good_samaritans.php

http://shanghaiist.com/2017/06/07/woman-hit-by-car-pedestrians-dont-care.php

Step 1: Public humiliation.

In china, if you try to help someone hurt in public , you can get stuck with medical bills for the rest of their lives. People run away because they don't want massive debt because they were nearby when somebody was injured.

And you wouldn’t do this in Canada as a health care provider will actually think you’re in a seizure and run to the rescue.

That's pretty common. I think it's because of something simillar to insurance scams.

Ohhh you touched me? I'M GOING TO SUE YOU!

May not apply to China, but in some parts of Asia there's a culture of if you touch/interfere with someone, you could become liable if they die

Well duh, he was watching this gif!

I remember seeing a post a while back where a little girl was dying in the side of the road in China and no one stopped to help. Someone said that many Asian countries don’t have the equivalent to our ‘good samaritan laws’ that protect bystanders that try to help injured people in public. They said that there are a lot of insurance scammers and basically if you try to help someone you could potentially become responsible for their medical bills and open yourself up to lawsuits.

Legal precedent from 2007. Many many people are angry about the precedent and horrified at the effects of it . It's a shitty situation created by terrible ruling and tough environment.

Some good Samaritan laws have been introduced since in different parts of the country to stop that precedent but it's still an issue.

There have been incidents in China, such as the Peng Yu incident in 2006,[13][14] where good Sama...

In that country they probably don't have any good Samaritan laws. So if you were to try to help them but hurt them or was unsuccessful in trying to help you will be sued for a lot of money.

At rush hour, good luck even falling to the floor.

It's because China only just had a "Good Samaritan" law go into affect this year. Before that, anyone around someone who got hurt could be held responsible for it.

"Fearing the threat of blackmail, passersby were somewhat hesitant to help an elderly man who suddenly collapsed while crossing a street in Zhengzhou over the weekend. Only after snapping some pictures for evidence did they feel comfortable enough to venture over and check if he was alright."

http://shanghaiist.com/2017/10/13/good-samaritan-law.php

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/09/21/not_so_good_samaritans.php

http://shanghaiist.com/2017/06/07/woman-hit-by-car-pedestrians-dont-care.php

There was a great documentary called Witness that goes deeper into detail, but even the wikipedia article has a section on how inaccurate that story is.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

Im at work right now, so I'll reply once Im on my break with more proper sources, including a NYT article about the inaccuracies of the story.

This is very true, am living in China at present, and if anyone shows signs of distress people bolt.....

They're acting like GTA NPCs.

Which is fine because Healthcare doesn't come out of pocket up front like some undeveloped countries.

Bystander Effect.