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They are accurate, and important, and we have evolved the senses and skills to be able to judge someone in 5 seconds or less, so why do we try so hard to ignore those judgements?
I liken the stereotyping to judging also, and I say that because I feel that it is natural for judgement to bubble up in our brain, but it is our humanity that determines what we do with the sensation, as in not let it necessarily be the end all reaction. Sure there is truth in stereotyping, otherwise there would be no word for it. It has it's place both within the individual and society, but knowing that sometimes there are exceptions is key too.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
This is the cold, hard truth:
Stereotypes are stereotypes because there is a certain amount of truth to them. If there wasn't a grain of truth to them, they would cease to exist and other stereotypes would replace them.
To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration
Snap judgements should be reserved however, for those who find their opinions to be right more often than they're wrong. This comes with experience and observation, not from the multitudes of movies and TV shows and jokes that exist to amplify broad range stereotypes.
People should be "judged" on an individual basis.
unfortunately a small flaw in your reasoning, stereotypes in terms of appereance work only for initial impressions.
There is something more to our perception than just the obvious appearance and conversation. There is something intuitive that we all notice, even if we don't admit it to ourselves. I can guarantee that if I don't like a person the first time I meet them, I will probably never like them.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by WhisperingWinds
Would you rather I recite text books? I post my perceptions and personal experiences when I think others might be interested, or when I have a point to make. If I were doing it to stroke my own ego, it would be in real life, not on the internet. Anonymous compliments, although appreciated, are not all that exciting, LOL!
If I knew another way to post my experiences and perceptions without putting myself center stage, I'd be happy to do it. Just kind of hard when my experiences happen to center around me.
By the way, no longer a Mod. Lost my Federalihood.edit on 29-5-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
AAAAAaaaannnnnnnd speaking of Wal Mart.....
FUN THINGS TO DO AT WAL-MART
1. Take shopping carts for the express purpose of filling them
and stranding them at strategic locations.
2. Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.
3. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten minute intervals
throughout the day.
4. Start playing Calvinball; see how many people you can get
to join in.
5. Contaminate the entire auto department by sampling all the
spray air fresheners.
6. Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift wrap.
7. Leave cryptic messages on the typewriters.
8. Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.
9. When there are people behind you, walk REALLY SLOW,
especially thin narrow aisles.
10. Walk up to an employee and tell him in an official tone, “I
think we’ve got a Code 3 in Housewares,” and see what
11. Tune all the radios to a polka station; then turn them all off
and turn the volumes to “10″.
12. Play with the automatic doors.
13. Walk up to complete strangers and say, “Hi! I haven’t seen
you in so long!…” etc. See if they play along to avoid
14. While walking through the clothing department, ask
yourself loud enough for all to hear, “Who BUYS this junk,
15. Repeat Number 14 in the jewelry department.
16. Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you’re
taking it for a “test drive.”
17. Follow people through the aisles, always staying about
five feet away. Continue to do this until they leave the
18. Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store
as your playing field.
19. As the cashier runs your purchases over the scanner, look
mesmerized and say, “Wow. Magic!”
20. Put M&M’s on layaway.
21. Move “Caution: Wet Floor” signs to carpeted areas.
22. Set up a tent in the camping department; tell others you’ll
only invite them in if they bring pillows from Bed and Bath.
23. Test the fishing rods and see what you can “catch” from
the other aisles.
24. Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.
25. Drape a blanket around your shoulders and run around
saying,”…I’m Batman. Come, Robin, to the Batcave!”
26. TP as much of the store as possible.
27. Randomly throw things over into neighboring aisles.
28. Play with the calculators so that they all spell “hello”
29. When someone asks if you need help, begin to cry and ask,
“Why won’t you people just leave me alone?”
30. Make up nonsense products and ask newly hired
employees if there are any in stock, i.e., “Do you have any
31. Take up an entire aisle in Toys by setting up a full scale
battlefield with G.I. Joes vs. the X-Men.
32. Take bets on the battle described above.
33. Hold indoor shopping cart races.
34. Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from
35. Run up to an employee (preferably a male) while
squeezing your legs together and practically yell at him ” I
need some tampons!!”
36. Try on bras in the sewing/fabric department.
37. Try on bras over top of your clothes.
38. Attempt to fit into very large gym bags.
39. Attempt to fit others into very large gym bags.
40. Say things like, “Would you be so kind as to direct me to
41. Set up a “Valet Parking” sign in front of the store.
42. Two words: “Marco Polo.”
43. Leave Cheerios in Lawn and Garden, pillows in the pet
food aisle, etc.
44. “Re-alphabetize” the CD’s in Electronics.
45. Make a trail of orange juice on the ground, leading to the
46. When someone steps away from their cart to look at
something, quickly make off with it without saying a word.
47. Relax in the patio furniture until you get kicked out.
48. When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker,
assume the fetal position and scream, “No, no! It’s those
49. Pay off layaways fifty cents at a time.
50. Drag a lounge chair on display over to the magazines and
relax. If the store has a food court, buy a soft drink; explain
that you don’t get out much, and ask if they can put a little
umbrella in it.
Too late, you just stereotyped yourself, with sharing your experiences.
Just another guy who thinks "hes all that" comes out loud and clear in your OP.