Everyone knows stag do's can get out of hand and for one bloke it appears to have rung true – when he was strapped to a traffic light post in just his socks and sandals.
The somewhat unusual sight of the semi-naked man stuck – with what appears to be several layers of thick clear tape – was met by giggles outside Baildon's Westgate shopping centre.
Motorists were also quick to join in with the joke and honked their horns at the poor guy who then twirls around the post located on a traffic island in the middle of the road.
The video audio captures several shouts but can't be heard amid the traffic noise and a second man appearing to chat to the 'stag' from across the safety barrier on the other side of the road.
And as if the public dressing down wasn't bad enough for the bloke to handle – the whole sorry sight was captured on video before being shared on Twitter.
"Do something Staggy," the person who shared the video on Twitter wrote and suggested that the man was his friend on a stag do in a reply to a comment.
The video, reported by EssexLive, left Twitter users in stitches, with many people stating how much they "love" Basildon, while others aren't too shocked that the event occurred in the town.
"Basildon is a rare place," one comment said.
Another added: "Haha! Standard day in #Basildon."
"Oh I love Basildon [crying laughing face]," another laughed.
Meanwhile, another adores the quirkiness of Basildon, adding: "You gotta love this town".
But far from being a standard right of passage, research shows men do not actually enjoy extreme rituals and humiliation associated with most modern stag dos, according to a study.
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The report, written by Daniel Briggs from Madrid University and Anthony Ellis of Salford University, found that men bow down to peer pressure despite feeling scared and degraded.
Furthermore, men reproduce exaggerated aspects of their behaviour that is expected of them in an attempt to have a story to tell in later life.
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