Being a trishaw rider requires both strength, alertness, and skill when ferrying customers around on the vehicle. However, one trishaw driver had neither of those characteristics as shown in a now-viral video.
Penang trishaw rider caught allegedly sniffing glue
In the video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) by @isusemasaviral, it showed the trishaw rider huffing into a transparent plastic bag which allegedly contained glue while standing by the side of the road in Penang.
Upon realising that he was being filmed, the trishaw rider turned around and pointed disapprovingly towards the OP with a scowl on his face.
In doing so however, he could barely stand steadily and had the facial expression of one who was feeling the “high” side effects of glue sniffing.
In the comment section, there were some who expressed concern for the trishaw rider’s wellbeing.
“He’s still quite young and I pity him. I hope the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) will nab him and send him to the rehabilitation centre so that he can change…but what if he’s the sole breadwinner?’
One joked that the trishaw rider looked like he was ready to take the trishaw to the moon with him after sniffing the glue.
Symptoms of glue sniffing
Like any other form of substance abuse, glue sniffing can bring a host of unwanted side effects on the user. Here are some symptoms to look out for if you believe someone is addicted to sniffing glue:
- Having a chemical smell on their breath
- Skipping school/work
- Decline in work/academic performance
- Loss of appetite
- Dazed appearance
- Slurred speech
- Unkempt appearance
- Restlessness (especially at night)
- Behavioral changes
- Spots/sores around the mouth
- Rash around the mouth
If you noticed the following symptoms, please seek medical or professional help immediately.