8 Insane Things People Did To Avoid Being Late

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From causing disasters that will rock the world to not notifying someone you are carrying a corpse, we look at 8 insane things people did to avoid being late.

  1. Mow down a cyclist

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  • Cyclists are the bane of most driver’s existence, however that doesn’t mean you can just run them over.
  • this wasn’t the case though, this man hit and killed a young man in the UK, he was actually being incredibly careless on the roads because he was running late to work that day. Even though he wasn’t speeding, the driver somehow took a corner too sharply and collided head on with the 22 year old.
  • Lesson here is always take care on the roads even if you are trying to get to work before that jackass Gary takes your favorite coffee mug.
  1. Plow your ship into dangerous waters

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  • Okay this one was more to get ahead of schedule but damn it its still an insane thing to do just to be on time.
  • Infamously the sinking of the Titanic was caused by a ton of factors and one of those was the decision to continue through ice-y waters at full speed because ice aint’ slowing down this baby. See the North Atlantic liners were very OCD about arriving on time.
  • When you’re more focused on making a deadline than well… not putting people’s lives in danger you end up causing one of the most well know disasters of the century. It also didn’t help that Captain Smith thought that ice wasn’t a danger for ships of that time…
  1. Telling actors to piss themselves

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  • Making movies is an expensive, highly pressured, deadline focused industry….so telling your actors to piss themselves to save time is sane right?
  • This happened on set of “The Abyss” where director James Cameron told the actors that instead of wasting time getting out of their wetsuits, they should just let it flow right there so that they wouldn’t run late for the day. This didn’t sit well with everyone and actress Elizabeth Mastrantonio stormed off set.
  • But we are talking about a film that was described by pretty much everyone as being the worst experience of their lives. Hell Ed Harris has told stories about how he would cry on the way back from set.
  1. Running out to your plane

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  • We all know the pains of dealing with air travel and its always even more painful when you are running late for your flight
  • But that’s not a good enough excuse to run out onto the tarmac and demand your plane be taxied back to the gate so you can board. Which is what this guy found after he was promptly arrested for trying exactly that.
  • So what was so important this man would run out on an airfield to get there? His goddamned high school reunion. Obviously he was hoping to hook up with his old high school sweet heart but instead he’d be hooking up with a guy named Big Jim in lockup.

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