Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I was too busy with midterms last week to write my blog post about midterms.

As for diversity, I think I meet quite a few interesting, different people (By the way, we didn't discuss that comma rule that I just used in the workshops). Working in the writing center allows me to meet a lot of people that I probably wouldn't speak to otherwise, whether it be from lack of opportunity or a lack of interest. The majority of these "diverse" people that I meet, however, show up at my other job. I work at Hot Topic in the mall. Surprisingly, the majority of people who come in are not your stereotypical goth or emo kids, but instead, I see a wide array of people, everything from jocks to strippers (no joke). In fact, I remember one time a couple weeks ago that was just strange. A guy came in with what appeared to be train conductor's clothes on and was wearing a Wario hat. He looked like he hadn't shaven, or bathed even, in about a year. Needless to say, he smelt horribly. But hey, who am I to judge? I went up to him and started a conversation. From the reaction that I received, I am just going to guess that this guy doesn't get to talk to people very often, mostly because he was extremely excited and loud. From what he told me, he had been train hopping for about five years now, going from city to city to see different concerts. To me, this seems like a pretty cool lifestyle, minus the dirty, smelly part. I still think the guy was strange, but I don't think many [people would have talked to him for as long as I did, that is if many people would even have approached him.

Diversity is a weird topic. I generally try not to judge people right away, but I think that, as humans, we are naturally inclined to do such things. Even then, I put these judgements aside and give everyone a chance, just like I would expect them to give me. Most of the time, I think people let their immediate judgements get the best of them. Whatever. Those people are boring. Imagine how dull the world would be if everyone was the same. I, for one, am happy for smelly, dirty, loud, train hopping concert goers.


Blogger EwR said...

I totally brought that comma rule up in class! It's the coordinating adjectives for the same noun rule!! haha.

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