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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2019, 11:07:29 PM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.
Happens alot in USA, not the same level of social stigma attached to it as there is in Ireland

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2019, 11:31:46 PM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.

Noticed this a lot recently. And more jarringly (or maybe not) in cop shows.
Started watching Line of Duty (late to the uptake on that one) and they're full time having a few jars and hopping into the car afterwards
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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2019, 07:48:39 AM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.
Happens alot in USA, not the same level of social stigma attached to it as there is in Ireland
Friend of mine lives in New Jersey and says it's absolutely rampant. He can't believe how accepted/unquestioned it is. Says you're unlikely to be caught, unless you're in an accident, in which case they'll come down very hard on you.

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2019, 08:54:09 AM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.
Happens alot in USA, not the same level of social stigma attached to it as there is in Ireland
Friend of mine lives in New Jersey and says it's absolutely rampant. He can't believe how accepted/unquestioned it is. Says you're unlikely to be caught, unless you're in an accident, in which case they'll come down very hard on you.
Another thing I never got was why they do the walk in a straight line test, or say the alphabet backwards etc. Could they not just breathalise you like they do here?

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2019, 10:34:55 AM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.
Happens alot in USA, not the same level of social stigma attached to it as there is in Ireland
Friend of mine lives in New Jersey and says it's absolutely rampant. He can't believe how accepted/unquestioned it is. Says you're unlikely to be caught, unless you're in an accident, in which case they'll come down very hard on you.
Another thing I never got was why they do the walk in a straight line test, or say the alphabet backwards etc. Could they not just breathalise you like they do here?

I know, I can't do this sober Mark. I can't do it sober so I can't

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2019, 08:57:51 PM »
Drink driving in films, especially American films where they go to a bar get hammered and drive home.
Happens alot in USA, not the same level of social stigma attached to it as there is in Ireland
Friend of mine lives in New Jersey and says it's absolutely rampant. He can't believe how accepted/unquestioned it is. Says you're unlikely to be caught, unless you're in an accident, in which case they'll come down very hard on you.
Another thing I never got was why they do the walk in a straight line test, or say the alphabet backwards etc. Could they not just breathalise you like they do here?

I know, I can't do this sober Mark. I can't do it sober so I can't

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:56 PM »
A dead body found always has photographic ID in their coat pocket.

I mean, who carries their driving license around with them?

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2019, 10:38:59 PM »
Family members or a couple have a heavy argument with really low digs, and somehow it makes their relationship stronger.
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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2019, 11:08:04 PM »
A dead body found always has photographic ID in their coat pocket.

I mean, who carries their driving license around with them?

Really?!
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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2019, 11:17:42 PM »
A dead body found always has photographic ID in their coat pocket.

I mean, who carries their driving license around with them?

Really?!

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2019, 11:32:58 PM »
A dead body found always has photographic ID in their coat pocket.

I mean, who carries their driving license around with them?

Um, me and just about everybody I know.

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2019, 11:35:42 PM »
A dead body found always has photographic ID in their coat pocket.

I mean, who carries their driving license around with them?

Um, me and just about everybody I know.

same
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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2019, 11:51:24 PM »
Really? Youse boys are weird  ;D

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2019, 12:01:45 AM »
USA residents versus Irish habits, I reckon.

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Re: Things people do on TV / in films that never happen in real life
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2019, 12:37:52 AM »
I always did this in Ireland and now do in USA also.

You sort of need to in America tho along with you medical card as if your in an accident the ambulance with dump you off at the side of the road if they think you have no insurance.

Sure does any1 in the free-state even have a licence? I know I wouldn't bother me hole if I could drive around without passing a test.