Violating Cultural Expectations
For my assignment on violating our cultural expectations, I used a urinal next to someone that was using another one. I did this throughout the whole day because I felt that only doing it once wouldn’t be satisfying enough. On Saturday, I went to Victoria Gardens and Ontario Mills with my girlfriend and I thought that it’d be a perfect time to do my assignment on violating our cultural expectations. The first thing that came to my head was using a urinal next to someone that was using theirs.
I did this a couple of times throughout the whole day. For the first time I did it, the guy next to me didn’t really react to the fact that I chose the urinal next to his. Then the second time I did it, the guy next to me looked at me so I looked at him too but he gave me a dirty look and kind of turned his body towards the other side. Next, when I did it for the third time, I the old man that I ended up next to looked at me funny. When we finished at the same time, he kind of looked at the other stalls, kind of telling me that there were other urinals I could have chosen to use. For the fourth and last time, I decided to have a conversation to the guy next to me. When I asked him how he was doing, the first thing he asked me was why I chose the urinal next to him. I told him that I needed to do something that violated the cultural expectation for my college class. I don’t think he believed me because he finished up and left without saying anything else.
For this assignment, I didn’t feel awkward or embarrassed at all. For some odd reason, I had fun with this assignment because it wasn’t like any other assignment I have ever had for other classes.
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