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Not to mention the stupid, skin slicing contraptions invented for swimming.
This is one of a series of things that was listed in a study I had to read in grad school. I forgot all of the details, but the gist of it was that people who have little to no power in society sometimes seek out ways to have power over people, even if just for a moment. That includes things like:
Crossing in front of them very slowly, so the person in the car has to wait.
Listening to very loud music in a public place, so everyone else has to hear it too.
Swearing and/or being very loud when talking in public places.
Providing bad customer service when they suspect the customer is of a higher social class.
Being rude to professionals that are trying to help them (teachers, doctors, etc…)
Taking an adversarial attitude towards any authority figure (their boss, teacher, police, etc…)
Complaining unnecessarily about a product or service they bought.
All of these things come across as being obnoxious, but, for some poor people (not all of them), it’s the only way they get any attention or feel like they have any power in society at all, even if it’s just the power to annoy.
A similar thing happened with the disabled teenagers I used to work with. One kid would purposely drive his wheelchair into people, because it was often the only way he could get those people to acknowledge his presence.
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: Night Star
I'd like to dance but my foot is killing me. Perhaps I could team up with Blue for a three-legged dance... Even if we have to dance back to front it might work. You've heard of line dancing, here's shed dancing.
originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
As my music choice is so varied here is what I have on now...
No partying alone! Get that lampshade off your head and stop dancing on the table top. Ok, I was just being jealous. Joins Sheye on the table.