I’m a big fan of some YouTube pranks, but not the ones that provoke any type of violence. But, while viewing different videos, I sometimes come across these types of ‘prank’ videos that have gone viral and wonder; what would I have done in that situation?
Judging by the reactions of 90% of the people in the above video, they would be the first to go during a real attack. It’s pretty unsettling just how off-guard some people are caught, and have absolutely no idea what to do.
Since there are so many of these types of videos popping up, some worse than others, here is an important question to ask: How do you think you’d react if you were put in this situation?
When you watch the video, pay close attention to a few of the scenarios. The prankster has a buddy in a few that he pretends to kick down to the ground. If you were in the elevator, would you have reacted differently if you thought that another person was in real danger?
It’s obvious that the man in this example is wearing a costume that many would recognize, but you still have to be aware that anything could happen at anytime, and there are some very unstable people out in the world.
So again, how do you think you’d react? Would you jump into self-defense mode, or would you look like the guy below? (Pro Tip: If you’d look like the guy below, you might not want to carry a gun)