History Main / BavarianFireDrill

21st Feb '18 10:03:58 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', Hagen calls the Gibichung vassals to the wedding by bellowing about danger and woe. It ought to be mentioned here that Creator/RichardWagner was a Bavarian (by residence, at least, though a Saxon by birth).

to:

* In Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', Hagen calls the Gibichung vassals to the wedding by bellowing about danger and woe. It ought to be mentioned here that Creator/RichardWagner Wagner was a Bavarian (by residence, at least, though a Saxon by birth).
16th Feb '18 4:44:53 PM MoonByte
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/KathyRain'', the titular character manages to get the private number of a former high official of the Air Force by using a phone at the local police station and yelling at the operator that he is sexist for even doubting that she might have the right to get the information. He complies immediately.
16th Feb '18 4:37:08 PM MoonByte
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This often happens with unscrupulous customers trying to get preferential treatment, or even free merchandise, by posing as the owner or a close friend or relative. As Website/NotAlwaysRight shows us, this can easily fail if the employee is on his/her toes or [[ConfrontingYourImposter just happens to be the person they're claiming to be]] (or a close relative).

to:

* This often happens with unscrupulous customers trying to get preferential treatment, or even free merchandise, by posing as the owner or a close friend or relative. As Website/NotAlwaysRight shows us, this can easily fail if the employee is on his/her toes or [[ConfrontingYourImposter just happens to be the person they're claiming to be]] (or a close relative). This trope is one reason why the owners of establishments especially prone to this (such as hotels, hostels and restaurants) often set rules such as that the employee should always call them in such instances or even that no friend/family of them will ''ever'' be given special treatment unless the employer themselves is with them.
15th Feb '18 1:19:26 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Near the end of ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'', Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he go back to rescue an entire army with only 30 men, but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it works]]!

to:

* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive)'': Near the end of ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'', end, Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he go back to rescue an entire army with only 30 thirty men, but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it works]]!works]].
19th Jan '18 12:53:28 PM raziel365
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In order for it to work, the person's claim to authority must go ''completely'' unchallenged. Even one dissenter can set off a chain reaction that causes the plan to completely unravel. The most common candidates are rebellious young people and conspiracy theorists who distrust authority as matter of course, as well as children or other people who are TooDumbToFool, lack the social conditioning to defer to authority, and don't understand why the loud man is being so mean and bossy.

to:

In order for it to work, the person's claim to authority must go ''completely'' unchallenged. Even one dissenter can set off a chain reaction that causes the plan to completely unravel. The most common candidates are rebellious young people and conspiracy theorists who distrust authority as matter of course, as well as children or other people who are TooDumbToFool, lack the social conditioning to defer to authority, and don't understand why the loud man is being so mean and bossy.
bossy. It must be noted also that the ability to pull this off succesfully hinges on how trusting the people you are trying to convince are: People from countries where crime is widespread are much less susceptible to this kind of schemes as they already have to deal with various types of scams from time to time.

27th Dec '17 2:17:19 PM Gregzilla
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Guild Wars 2'', if you selected the right storyline as an asura, a part has you trying to gain access to a laboratory. You are given the option to proclaim loudly that a bomb is going off, and therefore you must evacuate all personnel. Alternatively, you can warn the krewe about ear-reduction surgeons in the nearby area, to the same effect.

to:

* In ''Guild Wars 2'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', if you selected the right storyline as an asura, a part has you trying to gain access to a laboratory. You are given the option to proclaim loudly that a bomb is going off, and therefore you must evacuate all personnel. Alternatively, you can warn the krewe about ear-reduction surgeons in the nearby area, to the same effect.
23rd Dec '17 7:21:35 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Project Avalon", our heroes have infiltrated a maximum security detention centre, and now have to find the prisoner they're looking for. Blake turns the corner, standing in plain view of a guard.
-->'''Vila:''' [Whispering] What are you doing?
-->'''Blake:''' Getting us a guided tour. [Loudly] You, there! What are you doing in this section?
-->'''Guard:''' I was posted here by the security commander.
-->'''Blake:''' My orders were that no one should enter this area. What is your security commander's name?
-->'''Guard:''' Sergeant-Major Garven, may I have ''your'' name and authority, sir?
-->'''Vila:''' [[WalkInChimeIn His name is Blake]], and this is his authority. [sticks gun in soldier's ribs]
19th Dec '17 6:29:48 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A favorite tactic of Rashid in ''On Wings of Eagles'', by Ken Follett. When the EDS men are detained as they're about to cross the Iranian border, Rashid realizes the overworked rebel commander is likely to just throw them into prison until he has time to deal with them, so takes the initiative by asking to discuss the matter with one of his subordinates, as he's clearly got more important matters to deal with. He does so, and as his commander has already accepted the authority of this stranger (ostensibly from the revolutionary committee in Tehran) Rashid is able to arrange a pass for the EDS men to cross the border.

to:

* A favorite tactic of Rashid in ''On Wings of Eagles'', by Ken Follett. When For instance when the EDS men are detained as they're about to cross the Iranian border, Rashid realizes the overworked rebel commander is likely to just throw them into prison until he has time to deal with them, so takes the initiative by asking to discuss the matter with one of his subordinates, as he's the commander has clearly got more important matters to deal with. He does so, and as his commander has already accepted the authority of this stranger (ostensibly from the revolutionary committee in Tehran) Rashid is able to arrange a pass for the EDS men to cross the border.
14th Dec '17 4:22:00 PM Premonition45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Apparently people don't get any smarter about this in the future: a group of {{Genius Ditz}}es managed to order their way onto the station to see Bashir simply because one was dressed as an admiral. When questioned, the "admiral" would simply act irritable, snap "That's a stupid question!", and the cowed crew member would back off.

to:

** Apparently people don't get any smarter about this in the future: future. In "Chrysalis", the "Jack Pack", a group of {{Genius Ditz}}es Ditz}}es, managed to order their way onto the station to see Bashir simply because one was dressed as an admiral. When questioned, the "admiral" would simply act irritable, snap "That's a stupid question!", and the cowed crew member would back off.



** Garak seems to like this tactic. Later on, he, Odo, Kira, and [[spoiler:Damar with some other Cardassian resistance members]] play the same trick on some other Jem'Hadar. Odo (impersonating the Female Changeling) asks to 'inspect' a plasma rifle and Garak proceeds to 'test' it. It helps when the people you fool revere you as a God.

to:

** Garak seems to like this tactic. Later on, In "Tacking Into the Wind", he, Odo, Kira, and [[spoiler:Damar with some other Cardassian resistance members]] play the same trick on some other Jem'Hadar. Odo (impersonating the Female Changeling) asks to 'inspect' a plasma rifle and Garak proceeds to 'test' it. It helps when the people you fool revere you as a God.
9th Dec '17 9:27:08 PM TheSinful
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiEMcjSQOzg This video]] shows that you can get into a surprising number of places, even in casual clothing, if you're carrying a ladder under your arm. People simply assume you're there to fix something.
This list shows the last 10 events of 409. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BavarianFireDrill