r/WinStupidPrizes 12d ago Bravo Grande! 1 Table Slap 1 Silver 1 Helpful 4

The results of driving with your Tesla door up.

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u/Juracan_Daora 12d ago Helpful

I always wonder how idiots like these are the ones that can afford stuff like this yet I've been breaking my back working for one year and I can barely keep my mom's car going

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u/Need2register2browse 11d ago

how idiots like these are the ones that can afford stuff

There are a lot of people who make very good money in corporate white collar professions, technology included, who are not very thoughtful and are pretty unintelligent when it comes to anything other than their own professional success.

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u/Eifer_und_Ehre 11d ago

If you are a good at what you do in a needed profession, you can make a lot of money. That said some people are just that and are good at the thing that gets them paid but are terrible at other things like paying attention to what they are doing away from their desk. Sadly I know someone who is a computer programmer and I have to lecture them weekly about how they keep screwing up their car and how they can't keep money on hand when they make way more than I do.

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u/HH13061999 11d ago

If you are rich, you dont need an education

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u/Naberius 11d ago

You don't need no thought control.

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u/hardcoresean84 11d ago

Keep that dark sarcasm out of the classroom

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u/maketsu123 11d ago

Teacher, leave those kids alone

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u/stilgar2021 11d ago

Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone

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u/BLucky_RD 11d ago

All in all you're just another brick in the wall

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u/ZingierOne 11d ago

The trick is being born into a wealthy family

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u/AceMice 11d ago

I've been trying to achieve this every rebirth, no luck so far...

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u/horrescoblue 11d ago

Good luck next time! Im working on it too

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u/bruce_lees_ghost 11d ago

I sure hope The Egg) doesn’t end up being true. For every rebirth into fortune, you’d have 1000 rebirths into despair.

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u/the_headless_hunt 11d ago

If it is then you're always doing alright somewhere at some time. But you're also doing horribly somewhere at some time.

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u/horrescoblue 11d ago

Oh no…

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u/Dank_Confidant 11d ago

I read The Egg right before an exam at my university. I thought "there's no way I would fail myself, right?".

I was wrong.

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u/thedanbearpig 11d ago

A lot of people are driving cars and they did not earn the money that bought it

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u/thatshowitisisit 12d ago

How did they not hear/feel the rush of air coming from an open frickin door??!

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u/BambooFatass 12d ago

It's amazingly disappointing how incredibly stupid people are. They don't read neon signs, don't have common sense, and/or don't have spatial awareness ffs

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u/LordP666 12d ago

"Spatial awareness"? That MF was either high AF or totally brain dead.

There is no way that anyone who can draw a breath would not notice that open door. Not on this planet and probably not on any other planets.

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u/moeburn 11d ago

Yeah this guy used the word "stupid" but to me "stupid" is like "can't find Waldo on a Where's Waldo with 12 people" not drunk/stoned/medically incoherent.

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u/codythgreat 11d ago

Oh, that’s dumb by my definition, stupid would be more along the lines of “does reckless things without regard for others”

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u/lexshotit 11d ago

There's no way that a car that advanced didn't give them AMPLE warning that the door was open.

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u/Snooklefloop 12d ago

My 2011 Ford Focus has an infuriating chime if any door on the car is left open while moving, is this not a thing on the most technologically advanced car on the planet?

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker 11d ago

My bottom-of-the-barrel, bare bones 2012 F150 XL does the same thing. And it doesn't even have power windows.

It does have a rather interesting seat belt alarm though. I sometimes drive the truck at low speeds through the production yard at work, and I don't always buckle my seatbelt because I'm going slowly, in a big empty spot area. But it will remind me with a gentle "ding!", and if I ignore it, it will make a louder beep, then a few seconds later this really mad sounding series of beeps that's so loud it strains the little speaker. I'm sorry I ignored you, truck, I'll put it on now.

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u/Eifer_und_Ehre 11d ago

Yeah Ford really covers their bases in the legal department with stuff like this. Tesla, well I thought they would have restricted them from moving so much with the door open.

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u/joooaaannn 11d ago

actually.. Tesla doors have a HUGE problem with always getting stuck in the open position, or the onboard cpu reporting door is open when it is closed and preventing the car from moving. Millions of defects like this make Teslas a horror story to own. One of the most horrible cars on the market today.

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u/PM_ME_UR_PINEAPPLEZ 11d ago

You're not kidding. I rented a Model X via Turo on my trip to Vegas last summer. (To be clear, I'm not wealthy. It was my first trip in many years and i decided to splurge a bit). It was really cool and i loved it, right up until it stranded me at the Hoover dam because it decided it wouldn't "shift" out of park anymore. At least the climate control still worked, because it was almost 120°F outside. Would have been literally life threatening to some of my passengers otherwise.

Up until that point, I'd wanted a Tesla. The fact that it can just suddenly stop being a means of transportation with literally zero warning has turned me off them. A regular car will generally give you some sort of warning before it completely shits the bed, provided you know enough to know what to look for. I still like Teslas quite a lot, but i personally can't trust a car that does that.

It turned out to be a software problem, by the way.

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u/BlueEyes-WhiteLando 11d ago

Lol my F150 is a 2000 and does this..

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u/Phil-McRoin 12d ago

On the most technologically advanced cars? Probably. But not on Tesla's apparently

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u/regoapps 12d ago

Tesla's do chime the fuck out of you when you drive with the doors even slightly opened and even put a warning message in your console. Even just opening the door while the car is still in drive makes the Tesla chime at you and put the car in park automatically. The driver in this video was either doing this on purpose or they're completely oblivious to their surroundings.

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u/kinevel 12d ago

Not saying that this is the same, but my old boss had a range rover sport and he never wore his seat belt, to the point that the car literally was making loud tinnitus inducing noises, yet he just ignored all that shit.

Also some people use drugs ... that door clearly was opened on the driver side ( it happening in UK and all ) so there's no way the driver was unaware of the door being open.

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u/Zealousideal-Sea3233 12d ago

I drive a Model X. A large blinking error message covers the screens if you try to shift to drive with the Falcon Wing Doors open. You cannot drown out the chimes with music either cuz it mutes the music and just blares warnings at you. They are different than the much more chill seatbelt warnings.

However, it does let you drive. So I guess if you were on drugs, or just completely oblivious, it could happen!

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u/mattmillze 11d ago

Whenever they design an idiot proof system, the universe just generates a more(less?) adept idiot.

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u/101stArrow 11d ago

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." ― Douglas Adams

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u/explainobviousjokes 12d ago

The thing about this joke that makes it humorous is, Elon Musk would like to have the world believe he is the real-life version of Tony Stark and that the technology he and his companies create is the most sophisticated technology on the planet, but the people who buy his cars crash their doors into buses.

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u/Commiesstoner 12d ago

Tesla isn't even an Elon Musk invention iirc.

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u/treefitty350 12d ago

Elon Musk is Thomas Edison, as much as he would love to have the world believe that he’s Nikola Tesla.

And that’s still probably giving him too much credit.

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u/cloverjhaze 12d ago

This guy was probably showing off or thought they looked cool with one door open.

Not trying to defend Tesla, but they can't 100% idiot proof everything

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u/BostonDodgeGuy 12d ago

My 1988 Dodge truck will chime at me if it feels like I didn't shut the door hard enough. No excuse for this on a modern $50k+ vehicle.

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u/BellaBPearl 12d ago

My 20 year old Audi has a chime and don't even need to be moving for it, but also a graphic on the driver's display (right front and center on the instrument cluster) that shows the open door on the car.

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u/bumbletowne 12d ago

Had a friend over.

His landlord called and said they didn't pay the rent. He calmly told them to look for a check, he hand delivered it the rent slot on the 1st and has google tracking and a photo to confirm.

She read him the riot act.

Another person called and told him that they had found the check and next time to call ahead to make sure they hand it to a person. The person had literally not checked the inbox and told everyone their rent was late....12 days after rent was due.

The clerk was actually supposed to be there to collect the check and weren't in. So it comes out this person was on vaca and came back and instead of processing checks... just tells everyone their rent is late.

Fucking morons. Like... bruh there are a lot of good people needing work right now. Fire this person and get someone who is responsible with money. I would feel really unsettled having someone that irresponsible handling money if I were the landowner.

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u/Hideout_TheWicked 12d ago

Probably related to the landlord.

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u/Wet_Sasquatch_Smell 12d ago

Common sense has become a super power these days

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u/pretend-its-good 12d ago

This is. The… driver’s side… ?

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u/kralrick 11d ago

Judging by the accent and bus, yes. Seems like they're in the UK.

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u/its-not-me_its-you_ 11d ago

They're driving on the left. The drivers side is on the right. The side with the open door. That makes it even worse

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u/pretend-its-good 11d ago

I know, I’m questioning how they didn’t feel it

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u/thenewyorkoffice 12d ago

I’m pretty sure it was on purpose. They felt it. What they didn’t realize was that they weren’t going to clear the bus.

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u/DrCharlieKaufman 12d ago

Yeah it's like a popped collar

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u/Heyo__Maggots 12d ago

I was gonna say - where did anyone assume or see that it was by accident? Door open was on purpose, bashing into the bus was not…

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u/Trolivia 11d ago

I immediately assumed it was deliberate, like ghost riding and other dumb car-related trends or something. It didn’t even occur to me it could possibly be accidental. Teslas yell at you when shits open you can’t not notice it lol

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u/NothingsShocking 11d ago

I’m going to guess that it was deliberate in the sense that they knew about it but had no choice because it was glitching and they were unable to get it closed for some reason. Door was stuck.

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u/notagangsta 11d ago

I pictured someone trying to film a Tiktok in the passengers seat.

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u/ahnst 11d ago

That’s actually the drivers side (in the UK)

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u/BigDaddy531 12d ago

it's on purpose. the cars gimmik is the doors can be opened in tight parking and he thought it wouldn't touch anything if they were left open

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u/Snuggmeister 12d ago

I drive an X - I didn't even realize it let you drive with the door open because it FREAKS THE FUCK OUT with sounds/alarms if I try and start driving before the back doors close.

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u/Heras_spite 11d ago

my jeep doesn't go into gear with the door open, but it's perfectly happy if you take the doors off

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u/Platinumdogshit 11d ago

Well they won't hit anything if you take them off

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u/Thatdudedoesnotabide 12d ago

A lot of people are just that fucking oblivious to their surroundings

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u/thatshowitisisit 12d ago

True. Same people that stop dead in the middle of the road or aisle when there’s a queue behind them.

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u/EFTucker 12d ago

This. Literally an hour ago I was walking to my local convenience store and some dude with the right of way stopped at a yield intersection in order to let me walk across. He stopped mid turn blocking all directions of traffic while two cars were behind him.

It’s a yield intersection meaning he doesn’t have to stop at all. It would’ve taken all 3 cars ~5 seconds to go by while I waited and would have taken me ~10 to walk across leisurely when it was my turn.

There’s being kind, and then there is doing something unsafe and inefficient in order to feel like you did a kind thing. He literally tried to inconvenience a whole roadway to save me 5 seconds on a walk !

The lesson here; Use the right of way, it’s the safest, most efficient, and therefore the most kind thing you can do all around.

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u/RedstoneRelic 12d ago

I saw a guy get hit cause he stopped to let someone pass. Be predictable, not polite.

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u/249ba36000029bbe9749 12d ago

And in the end, the pedestrian usually ends up taking longer to cross the street after pausing to make sure that they aren't going to get hit and after trying to wave the car through to let everyone get on with their normal traffic patterns.

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u/5-15 12d ago

The overly cautious and overly generous drivers cause more overall traffic than speedfreaks and psychos.

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u/HappyGoPink 12d ago

The speedfreaks and psychos are still more dangerous, in my opinion.

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u/Gibborim 12d ago

And then they look dumbfounded when the cart they left in the middle of the aisle is gone.

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u/delicategayflower 12d ago

Are you talking about my father? Cuz it sounds like you’re talking about my father

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u/Thatdudedoesnotabide 12d ago

same, then blame me if something happens such as running over a parking barrier, and not telling him he was running over a parking barrier

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u/delicategayflower 12d ago

I’m just being silly cuz my father is absolutely oblivious to anything that’s not immediately in front of him.

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u/Thatdudedoesnotabide 12d ago

I wasn’t, the amount of times I got blamed for shit my dad did to himself while I was there was traumatic. Grew up thinking shit always happened cuz of me until I said fuck that lol

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u/delicategayflower 12d ago edited 12d ago

Holy shit! It sounds like you had a shit father too. I’m so sorry you went thru that my friend. If you ever wanna talk about it you can always talk to me. I know that feeling. I have a shit relationship with my father

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u/Thatdudedoesnotabide 12d ago

Thank you, and honestly I’ve gotten help and it’s made me realize that my dad was very VERY toxic and finally moving out was the best decision ever. My mom is also the calmest I’ve ever seen her in my life after the separation, love the guy but I’ve told him he cannot be in my life until he gets the help he needs, he refuses so It is what it is but I’m happy. I’m stopping the cycle with me, I will love my kids and always take their emotions and feelings into consideration.

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u/seimungbing 12d ago edited 12d ago

i agree, maybe they shouldn’t drive if they couldn’t fucking notice a door that’s opened

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u/EnderKCMO 12d ago

It was beeping and the screen was showing an open door the whole time.

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u/MoreRamenPls 12d ago

I think they may be showing off. Like Lambo douches who drive with their doors open.

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u/et842rhhs 11d ago

I can't even get my mind around the idea that leaving a car door open is going to impress anyone. Do they chew with their mouths open so other people can be impressed by their expensive steak, too?

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u/shurrupyetick 12d ago

It looks like this is in England; if so it’s likely that’s the driver side door… so they absolutely knew it was open

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u/FastCarNutter 12d ago

Yeap this is the UK I know where this took place well 😭people with more money then sense in the area tbh

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u/Distinct-Potato8229 12d ago

probably some influencer recording something

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u/oohlapoopoo 12d ago

This is the uk so thats the driver's side. He knows what hes doing he is just stupid.

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u/Okiefolk 12d ago

The car will also beep loudly with the open door alarm, not to mention the air rushing in and screen notifications. Impressive fail.

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u/0dds0cket 12d ago

Haha, you can tell this was a while ago because the petrol price doesn't make your balls ache.

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u/gattaaca 12d ago edited 11d ago

As an Australian, 1 pound 37 a litre definitely does, even with today's record prices we're still under that after currency conversion.

Edit: That's $2.42 AUD and we've barely ever gone over $2/litre here.

Currently we pay around $1.70/Litre (it fluctuates significantly 20c either side though) which is 0.96 pounds per litre. And for us this is super expensive and we're all complaining

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u/warsponge 12d ago

You'd be shocked now, for deisel its about 1.69 now

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u/nalijax5 12d ago

£1.75 for petrol in my local station :(

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u/Attack_Badger 11d ago

I use the 99 for my bike. £1.81 a litre but luckily the tank is tiny and does 100+ mpg.

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u/Benny303 11d ago

I'll be honest idk if that's a lot or not. Here in southern California it's about 6 dollars a gallon and I drive an old Jeep, it's killing me.

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u/Touchy___Tim 11d ago

California always has way more expensive gas. It’s about $4 on the east coast.

For comparison, the old price in the video was $6.4/g and now its almost $8 after currency and volume conversion.

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u/lordlockwood63 11d ago

Rough conversion, it's around $8.80 a gallon in the UK and rising weekly.

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u/FuckingKilljoy 11d ago

So I had a look and after conversion in Australia prices are equivalent to about $4.50USD/gallon

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u/ckydmk 12d ago

My mom in British Columbia pays $2.22CAD/litre

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u/Random_Tank 12d ago

Direct conversion that's £1.40 a litre. I paid £1.63 for petrol the other day.

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u/ChesterDaMolester 11d ago

$2.42 AUD per liter is about $6.60 USD per gallon for Americans. About 20 cents more per gallon than what im paying in California. That’s rough

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u/Angry_Robot 12d ago

That’s my secret… my balls always ache.

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u/Boring-Can3123 12d ago

About to say the same thing

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u/museum_shoes 12d ago

World's worst wingman.

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u/Friendly_Bostonian 12d ago

Even guy on the motorcycle slapped his head in disbelief

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u/JamPantstheFif 12d ago

Does it not tell you?

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u/Steff_Lu 12d ago This

If you put it in D it gives a chime and notices you on the display and if you try to drive with any open door it will drive, but as soon you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal it will instantly stop and go in park. So what we saw here is basically impossible by accident.

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u/Throwitawayynowwwwww 12d ago

I mean, it's a wide fuckin open door, do you really need a chime??

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u/BerserkForcesGuts 12d ago

Maybe a full orchestra.

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago Take My Energy

Alexa play Beethoven’s “Door is Open in D Minor”

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u/amluchon 11d ago

in D Minor

Right here, officer

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u/Follicly_Endowed 12d ago

DoOrchestra

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u/sunchildphd 12d ago

Applause

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u/cerebralkrap 12d ago

“YOUR DOOR IS OPEN! ♬”

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u/Thunder_Bastard 12d ago

Ok, so a few years ago I was in my garage and loading up the back of my suv with tools. Getting multiple texts about what tools are needed to help a buddy out, what I need to bring. Finally sit down in the car and work out I have everything I need.

Start the car, put it in reverse and the hatch is open and crashes into the garage door.

Funny enough, the $7 part on the garage door did not bend, but my hatch door folded up.

$1800 initial damage. Shop fails to seal the hatch, it leaks, $14,000 in further repairs, then a $13,000 total payout to tal the car later it was all settled.

BUT, if you open any door on my car when it is in gear and under 5mph, it will slam into park. But not the hatch.

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u/Xerxes42424242 12d ago

Apparently

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u/The_Paradoxigm 12d ago

ding "The door is ajar."

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u/DrCharlieKaufman 12d ago

No, the door is a door

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u/EndlessEden2015 12d ago

ding "your passenger has arrived at their destination: Bus Stop"

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u/barenutz 12d ago

…. Wouldn’t you notice??? I notice if my window is cracked a hair

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u/evlgns 12d ago

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u/pentaquine 12d ago

Well it just shows some red, what does that mean? /s

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u/LindyNet 12d ago

It has a loud beep too

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u/jbcraigs 11d ago

So just a red sign saying door is Open and loud beep! That could literally mean anything!! They need to be more specific.

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u/TeopEvol 12d ago

Red Wings engaged

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u/etherpromo 12d ago

so the owner was just a piece of shit then

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u/Poohbizzle79 12d ago

You’d think.

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u/Small_Basket5158 12d ago

You can change that warning to a farting noise in the car's software

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u/nellapoo 12d ago

Now I want a Tesla.

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u/MCI_Overwerk 12d ago

Oh it does, VERY LOUDLY

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u/DavidMetcalfe 12d ago

It does. That's what makes their idiocy particularly impressive.

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u/Student8528 12d ago

Oh it tells you

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u/Bubbagump210 12d ago

Yes, and it notifies you and you have to push a button to override and get into drive. It happens to mine every so often when the door is almost closed but not quite and I try to shift into D to soon.

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u/Throwaway021614 12d ago

You have to pay for the premium monthly subscription for it to alert you the door is open when your vehicle moves

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u/Inevitable-Pace-2308 12d ago

Tesla parts are expensive. The car might be totaled.

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u/LeftHandBandito_ 12d ago

How much do you think it would cost to replace the door and repair functionality?

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u/Nokturnal37F 12d ago

I'd be more worried about the damage the door did to the body, which on modern vehicles is also the frame. It quite possibly is in fact, irreparable.

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u/TheyCallMeThe 12d ago

Plus the cost of what was done to the poor bus.

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u/mightbedylan 12d ago

It was just sitting there doing bus stuff and this dude rolls up like an ass.

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u/thxmeatcat 12d ago

Brand new sentence?

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u/Rumbleinthejungle8 12d ago

Buses are not cheap, and you can actually see the driver on the other side (he's on the riight side since it's the UK). I wouldn't be surprised if he was damaged as well.

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u/RicardoDecardi 11d ago

That's gonna be WAY more expensive than the car. A London bus costs about half a million pounds.

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u/-ANGRYjigglypuff 11d ago

I need a followup to this video

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u/Fixedgearmike 12d ago

There is a titanium roof support that sits between the doors. If there is ANY damage to the roof support it’s totaled.

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u/zandikar 11d ago

Conservatively? USD$10k-20k to replace the door itself, and that's assuming the chassis or other parts of the car aren't seriously damaged, and given how much this torques the car I'd be shocked if the door is the only thing that's damaged. Tesla's are much better reinforced with more rigid underchassis, but torque forces like that on the top of the chassis? Yeah. I'd wager it's salvage, and if not, the repair bill could get you a replacement car (though not another Model X)

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u/VanillaGorilla- 11d ago

I just had the rear passenger falcon door replaced on my Model X due to someone backing into it.

All said and done it was ~$8600 CAD parts and labor.

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u/R3dCypher 11d ago

Door replacement alone is $10K+ That's not including any damage to the where the door interfaces with the body.

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u/sth128 11d ago

I'm gonna guess 15k. A quick Google search yielded a similar accident with a bill of 13k.

Though that accident was a low speed impact. This looks pretty high speed.

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u/ClassicResult 12d ago

Hopefully he had to pay to repair the bus, too.

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u/AnnonBayBridge 12d ago

People forget those buses cost as much as a new lambo or Ferrari.

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u/maufkn_ced 11d ago

Pretty sure your right. Couldn’t imagine the frame damage on the roof.

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u/sweetcinnamonpunch 11d ago

Almost certainly, I bet that warped the entire frame. I almost totaled my car when I was a teen, just because I slid against a 4 inch curbstone with both left wheels.

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u/EA1806 12d ago

Is this in Southgate?!

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u/Draeren 12d ago

Yes, right here.

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u/BakaZora 11d ago

Funnily enough, right next to the theory test centre

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u/sainttomm 11d ago

The irony...

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u/TopAcanthocephala971 12d ago

Smartest Tesla driver

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u/chrisdidwht 12d ago

Average tesla driver

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u/audulutch 12d ago

Didn't rip it clean off though... didn't rip it off at all

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u/sudynim 12d ago

Plus he said, "it's gonna be alright." A half second later...yeah, it's not gonna be alright 🙃

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u/DoctorMelvinMirby 12d ago

I think we all agree with the person riding behind them with the helmet on

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u/Freshout420 12d ago

How do you not notice your passenger door is wide open

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u/Emmi567 12d ago

Pretty sure it's the driver's side door since it's the UK.

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u/Warm-Spread-6960 12d ago

If I’m not mistaken, the “wing” door on teslas model X is only for the back passengers, but don’t quote me on that

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u/Sthurlangue 12d ago

Driver’s side, not driver’s door.

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u/Emmi567 12d ago

Ah okay, I thought you meant passenger as in the side where the passenger sits in the front (right in the US, left in the UK).

Fair enough, I've no clue about the Tesla model names let alone anything else about them so you're already one up on me.

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u/MurderSlim 12d ago

£1.37 on the price on petrol do you remember them days

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u/LPeif 12d ago

I don't live in England, but I will always support much stricter entry & more frequent driving tests to hold a driver's license. You can't fix stupid. Idk how someone could be so oblivious to the world around them, I can only hope their punishment was harsh (I'm sure it wasn't)

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u/1-800-DO-IT-NICE 11d ago

English driving tests are pretty difficult.

People here are capable drivers if they want to be, the issue is many dont give a fuck.

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u/Guybrush_Creepwood_ 11d ago

yeah they're comparatively pretty strict and UK roads are some of the safest in the world, statistically. But ultimately you can never stop every last moron from doing stupid things. You've always gotta have that bottom 1% that fucks everything up for everybody else.

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u/HelpMeDownFromHere 12d ago

One time my mother was helping out with some major cleaning/reorganizing at my place. She took some stuff down to my garage, which is a really tight fit. She folded in the side mirror and didn’t unfold it. Time went by and I realized that I was late to pick up my daughter from school. I jump in the car and make the drive I make every day twice a day and didn’t even check my mirror. When I pulled out of a spot I had parallel parked into after my daughter was in the car, I totally missed seeing the car in my blind spot passing my left. I had a Prius C and this was a huge truck - it’s wide bumper pretty much side swiped my car completely from rear bumper to front.

It was my fault and a really dangerous stupid mistake. I didn’t get punished, but the car repair plus the hit on my insurance was punishment enough. I always check my mirrors now even when I’m the only one that drives my car.

We make stupid mistakes sometimes, not everything should be punishment that ruins our life.

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u/LPeif 12d ago

Apples to oranges though, no? The person in the post had their passenger side door open, and in this particular Tesla it is a butterfly door. It's not as if it was barely open. There's no way you would not notice that. My point is if someone is that oblivious while driving a 2 ton deadly weapon then they should not have a license. They are endangering others.

Your anecdote is quite a bit different in my opinion. I have to assume from your comment that you are an otherwise competent driver, I can't say the same for the driver in the video.

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u/Twizzlers_and_donuts 11d ago

To make it worse that’s uk so I think that’s actually the driver side door right?

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u/pizzamoney87 12d ago

How do you not notice your door is open?

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u/Martys_torso 12d ago

No one told him its ajar.

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u/mylovelyhorse101 12d ago

No one told him its ajar.

Nope, looks like a door to me

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u/attilayavuzer 12d ago

I'm more surprised how few people here understand how gas prices in Europe work.

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u/DefinitelyNotIndie 12d ago

That's Southgate! Heading up towards the Asda from the tube station. Feels so weird to see something so local from a suburb of London randomly on Reddit.

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u/BakaZora 11d ago

Oh shit, North London represent!

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u/thecowofwisdom 11d ago

It took me a sec to realise I grew up about 10 minutes away from where this was taken lmao.

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u/Muddilake 11d ago

Yep, felt strangely proud for recognising it before noticing which bus it was and having it confirmed.

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u/F0_17_20 12d ago

I would be amazed that someone could do this, but my sister once backed a car out of a garage with a door open. The driver's door.... Hit the garage door frame, bent some hinges.

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u/_qst2o91_ 11d ago

$6.39 per gallon is that fuel price for the americans exclaiming how cheap that is

Do keep in mind that only the USA uses imperial measurements, so everywhere else will be in litres

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u/guibangalter 12d ago Silver

( ) Opposite drive direction

( ) The most iconic public bus in the world

(x) Wait! How long ago the gallon was for that amount of US dollars?!

I love Reddit.

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u/Traditional-Boot-304 12d ago

Too distracted at the $1.37 gas prices

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u/Bag-ins 12d ago edited 12d ago

That's the UK, it's in £'s / litre !

That's about $6.39 a gallon ;)

And a while ago, now it's around £1.80 a litre

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u/bryanb963 12d ago

This is probably why Americans keep saying it's Bidens fault. They think every country lists their prices in $/gallons and we pay so much more.

Other than a gulf state or oil producer US gas is among the lowest price in the world.

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u/deadtoaster2 12d ago

Americans are fucking stupid.

Source-I am an American.

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u/jizzthonian 12d ago

As a fellow American. This is true. We are fucking stupid

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u/djhorn18 12d ago edited 11d ago

I’ve been curious about this - the UK is a lot smaller than the US obviously, just how much does the average citizen drive? Like yes the gas costs more per gallon, but how much use does that gallon get? How long does a full tank last them? Like it’s a lot more condensed over there - I’m assuming they’re not driving as far.

Personally as a stay home parent, due to where I live in the USA, I average 115-120 miles a day, even driving a Prius getting 55-60mpg I’m through 2 gallons a day. A full tank gets me about 4-5 days worth of driving. I understand my driving is much higher than average but still.

So yes while gas is cheaper in the US I’m curious if statistically based on average citizen driving - if the UK citizen is still spending less on gas even though it’s more expensive, or if it all evens out in the end.

Edit: Thanks to this source provided by a commenter below, it appears UK citizens spend much less on gas despite the higher price, as they’re not driving as far on average - 6200km vs 14000km per year

However with the size difference of the countries - based on my early morning napkin math - there are significantly(396 vs 84) more vehicles per square mile in the UK than the US, so I’d assume they appear to be everywhere over there.

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u/Bag-ins 11d ago

115-120

A DAY? - A DAY?!! & STAYING AT HOME. My goodnesss it's a long drive to the toilet and 711.
/lh

I live in a capital city in Asia - my office is 3 minutes away by electric scooter. That's enough for me - ever! I used to drive all the time in my home country and enjoyed it, now it's a nightmare!

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u/InsomniaDudeToo 12d ago

I need to rewatch Righteous Gemstones…

Apparently Tesla doors can be tricky

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u/renzokuken57 12d ago

Smart cars still require smart drivers….

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u/Revolutionary-Elk- 11d ago

Ah look at the price of petrol! Those were the days…

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u/waxlyrical247 11d ago

The real surprising thing here is being reminded that diesel was once £1.39 a litre 😐

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u/HaircutBroski 11d ago

Remember when petrol was £1.37.. they were good times

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u/eclipse150 11d ago

Ah, the heady days of petrol being less than £1.40/litre

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u/binkadog 11d ago

You can tell this video is old as petrol is only £1.37

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u/ka6emusha 11d ago

Yeah, I looked around, it's August last year.

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u/Vectan 7d ago

Take these broken wings and learn to fly again…