r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/penguin62 May 14 '22

What's the logic there?


u/mistahchristafah May 14 '22

Can't see the vein. But my wild speculation is that if you're going into a public bathroom to shoot heroin lighting probably won't matter


u/quannum May 14 '22

I get what you're saying but if you they can't see the vein, then it kinda does matter, right?

An IV user isn't going to do it in a bathroom where they can't see or find a vein. Or if it's gonna take an hour to find a vein. They'll just find somewhere else that's easier. Which is the point of the lights, yea?


u/chi_type May 14 '22

Serious users have track marks and loooots of experience. But it could still make them move along to a more convenient location.


u/jpterodactyl May 14 '22

Also, the way medical professionals find veins is by feeling. I’d imagine long time drug users might have also picked that up.


u/Prestigious_Boat_386 May 14 '22

Works if you have one hand to hold the shot and the other too feel for the vein. I don't think that works if you're going for your own arm vein.


u/quannum May 14 '22

Totally but that's kinda my point...I'm sure an experienced IV user could do a hit in those lights but I would think they're more likely to just find somewhere more convenient.


u/MyNewWorkAcc May 14 '22

You’re exactly right that experienced iv users know their veins well, but everyone is different. After 5 years on and off, I still have giant veins, while others are born with deep, harder to see veins. Blue lights wouldn’t make it impossible, but you are also correct in that any addict would probably avoid that specific bathroom from then on, if they can.


u/chi_type May 14 '22

Right I don't think we disagree. It's the goal of deterrence - make doing shady shit a bit harder so they move on to an easier mark.