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By rabbitoncocaine - / Friday 20 April 2012 06:41 / Germany
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OP could have possibly stopped it if helped with someone holding / pushing it. 38 because its rolling away

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today I watched a dumbass not put on the parking brake and let her car roll away. I was laughing too hard to help. FHL

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She tried to stop it with one hand. That right there is a fail. And someone could have helped her while she fumbled around for the keys. Makes me wonder how long it takes her to take out the key on a normal day

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FYI, with modern cars that have brake discs all round (as opposed to older cars with discs front/drums at the back) this is MUCH easier for to happen without OP being at fault. Even though you pull the handbrake all the way, (if the discs are heated up) the calipers start to slip as the discs cool down and contract. The calipers are no longer tight and the car can indeed roll - this doesn't happen with cars that have drums at the back. I once found my car about 3 parking spaces further down

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Dumbass. :) Thank you for helping us reach the FML Quota for Cliche Responses. We still require the following: 2 x 'Doesn't matter had sex' 1 x 'Seems Legit' 3 x STFU 18 x Random sarcastic responses and/or misenterpretation of your choosing Respond now, DocBastard, Perdix and Noor are ready to tear you a new one!

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Doesn't matter had sex, doesn't matter had sex. Seems legit, STFU, STFU, STFU. And im not clever enough for a sarcastic comment of my choosing at this time perhaps we will pick this up in the near future. -waits for my comment to be buried-

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Handbrakes can fail without warning... Im sure op would have noticed the car moving when she got out.

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I agree with MrTitty. OP is the dumbass for not putting the car in park/putting on the parking break in the first place.

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30- now tell me honestly if you were going about your day and out the corner of your eye saw someone chasing after there car as it rolled away would you drop what your doing and try to help or would you turn laugh and then continue with your day knowing its better than that shmucks.

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How would they even help? Are they supposed to stand behind the car with their arms extended like superman in an attempt to stop it? In fact I think that would make them a dumbass and ran over. Come on now, let's be realistic.

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Accidents do happen though people! Everyone is human and they make mistakes! This was obviously a big mistake - but dont call OP a dumbass for being human and making a mistake.

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#61 I agree, I wouldn't stand around laughing at a situation like that. It's not funny at all. It's not funny for someones car to roll away and possibly hit and injure someone else who's minding their business. I can honestly say that I would help in any way that I could if I would've seen this; I guess I was just raised that way. Yes, it wasn't smart of OP not to put the emergency brake on, but as someone stated above, we all make mistakes.

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Well Doc I see this both ways. while I do agree with you overall, I think it completely depends how far into the rolling down the hill OP was. if it was right away then yeah someone could step in and help. but if she was like really far down the hill at that point then it would've just been dangerous for the onlooker to get involved. OP wasn't specific about how long the "dumbass" was watching.

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Hairy - true, but OP said she was trying to stop the car with her other hand. I interpreted that to mean the car was at a very slow roll.

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85- Or she was just an idiot who thought she could stop a rolling car with her hands instead of the emergency brake no matter how fast it was going.

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xStaciexLynnx - Have you ever tried to push a car that ran out of gas or wouldn't start? It isn't that difficult, but it takes some effort. It takes the same effort to stop a car rolling at a few kph. Would you rather just watch your car continue to roll into another car, another person, into a ditch, etc etc etc? No, you'd do whatever it took to stop it. Doesn't sound to me like OP is the idiot here.

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I would have to say I would help stop the car even if i couldn't. It could lead up to a bad accident in which people died, at least you would know you helped instead of stood there and watched like a "dumbass."

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83) I think it's time to read the comments again, mrtitty was arguing the point of the person not being a dumbass but a complete choad. doc) I agree with you, the decent person would have seen another person, especially a woman that probably wouldn't have had the upper body strength that you would have had . I also think that OP was either in a rush to be somewhere so she was on a subconscious state to forget about putting

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Neither we nor OP know jack shit about the bystander. There are a host of diseases and disorders that could render him completely incapable of helping in the slightest and could injure himself. Would have been nice for him to help? Sure. But if he thought he would put himself in danger by helping then he is not a dumbass.

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The dumbass could be a woman, so maybe she knew she had none of the physical strength required to stop a moving car. Or she could've just thought it funny. And not all men are built like the hulk. If the car hadn't just started rolling, or he was too late to get there in time, he could have thought he had no chance of stopping it. Or he could've thought it was funny as well. Maybe they aren't horrible people, maybe they are. You don't know for sure.

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Hah, well I remember a few years ago, my step father was a mechanic and a customer had brought his car to our house to have something looked at. While he was standing at the door I saw his car start rolling down the drive way hahaha. All I could do was point and say 'your car!' He was able to run down the drive way and stop it just before it hit our mail box.

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115, So if the guy has some sort of injury he should drop his shit and run over? Do we know how far away he was? Do we know what kind of condition he was in? Do we know ANYTHING aside from the fact that he witnessed this take place? Yeah I think I'm tending toward the one who accuses others of being dumbasses after they just did something pretty stupid themselves as being the one with the biggest strike against their name. Regardless of the situation, many people freeze and panic when they se

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You need to learn what trolling is. Just because I disagree with you on topics it doesn't make it trolling. I believe there have been several times I've actually agreed with you too, but hey, people only see what they want to see. I personally know of at least 10 guys just off the top of my head who have back injuries and would not be in a condition to stop a car rolling down a hill but you wouldn't know it to look at them. In fact, I would be one of them. The point is, she doesn't know this

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Because you're assuming he's injured and I'm assuming he's not. You know 10 people who couldn't help? Congratulations! You probably know 500 who could. Statistically, there's a much better chance that I'm right. But you're right - we don't know for sure and we're both assuming. So we should both probably stop.

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I agree, but to clarify, I'm not suggesting he IS injured, rather just that IF he is that would be a completely valid reason for not stepping in. Now lets hug it out.

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61 - that just goes to show that you need a computer to show your true personality if you think it's okay to be a dick just because you're on FML. At least have the balls to be a dick in real life as well.

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Broken or not, a car is a possession. There is insurance to fix it and other cars if it breaks. However, if someone gets seriously hurt stopping a moving car, that's completely not worth it. In my job, I often have to exit a vehicle very quickly while it's still running. I put it into park on my way out of the vehicle. One time I did not and watched as it started rolling past me. I was able to jump into it and apply the brake, whereas I wouldn't have been able to do anything if it was locked. Th

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Hatesfate - If you think everyone on here only says exactly what they would say in real life, then you are truly the most naive little twit I've ever had the misfortune of seeing here. Now feel free to crawl right back to whatever rock you were hiding under and fuck off.

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I push semi's all the time by hand (no trailer). One of our trucks weigh about 18900 lbs so I know it can be done.... Besides I know a passenger vehicle is much lighter! Pushing a semi is much easier than it sounds :)

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I think it really depends on how steep the hill was I mean I'f I saw a steep hill and a car rolling down I wouldn't even bother to attempt to stop it if it was rolling slowly or the hill wasn't steep I would help but also I think a lot of people would stand there like a idiot not knowing what to do out of the sock

Multitasking must not be your strong point, but then again i can never find anything When trying to find something in a chicks purse...

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65) no people that are dyslexic or have other disorders shouldn't try to multitask. You are just an idiot that has an attention span of a sparrow.

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Funny how most people on the site would have helped OP. If only it would be like this in real life...

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Watching someone struggle instead of helping qualifies as a wicked sense of humour in your book? Fascinating.

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67: wow did you make that up all by yourself? cause it sounds like you tweaked a certain racist joke in an attempt to be funny

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I'm sure it was a mistake and OP didn't put her car in park before she turned off the engine. I don't get how that means that she doesn't know how to drive.

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Stupidity like that can cause accidents. Accidents that could harm a child. There is no room for mistakes when in charge of a vehicle. They shouldn't be on the road.

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I'm pretty sure everyone forgets to do stuff sometimes. One mistake does not mean you shouldn't have a license. It's also not that difficult to stop the car as long as someone helps you. Which is the point of the FML

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#s 5 & 69- And I'm sure you've never gone over the speed limit, gone too far under the speed limit, missed a stop sign, entered an intersection on a yellow light when you could've stopped, failed to yield, failed to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, changed lanes without checking your blind spot, lost control of lane position due to not paying attention, cut too close in front of a semi coming back into your lane, didn't see a motorcycle and almost hit it, followed a semi too close, staye

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Nope. I'm a professional driver and take it very seriously. Those who don't take it seriously are those who cause accidents. Shame on you driving a large vehicle with such a cavalier attitude.

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Aside from occasionally exceeding the speed limit when safe, nope. Maybe once or twice "running" a yellow, on a highway at speed and unsure of the length of the yellow. I don't know anyone who thinks drifting out of their lane or running a stop sign is an acceptable mistake. I'd want their license taken away.

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LordofLincoln, I don't take driving lightly. I've never even scratched another vehicle or come close to hitting someone; except in the case of the woman who didn't notice the light was red until she was in the intersection and then slammed on the brakes, stopping right in front of me. I smoked my brakes, but I was able to stop short of hitting her. I kept from smashing her car into millions of tiny shards because I pay very close attention to everyone and everything around me. As a "profess

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This comment was just a waste of time. Of you liked 2's comment then you should have just thumbed it up.

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russianfox) he just wanted to be a firstie poster do he was desperate, and that's the best he could come up with in a few short seconds. I hope you get massed with thumb downs commenter.

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same here. I spent five minutes trying to find my keys yesterday in my Mary Poppins bag of a purse. I think one of these days I'm going to get a collapsible coat rack or something and pull it out of there to screw with people

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Lol, that's why I don't bother with purses. I put my keys, my phone and my wallet in the pockets of my jacket. Always within reach, and I'll never have to search for them.

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When you multitask, you're doing at least two things during the same period of time. So ven if productivity is lowered by 25%, it's 75% x 200%, which is 150%, so you're still better off multitasking in the end.

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The brain have problems to process those things, so the general capacity is lowered, and then easier to make mishaps

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I love how you apologize for something that shouldn't have offended anyone in the first place, Keevarou. Some people can really be rude on here.

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I actually have no idea myself I'm sorry I tend to confuse and mix what I'm reading with what I'm thinking...I have no idea where the cigarette thing came from :/

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