April 10, 2013 I seated myself in a booth with my back faced to the wall. It was here that I had an ominous view of the Galleria food court. With pencil in hand, and notebook ready, I began taking notes on the many observations I noticed in the three hour window that I sat and “people watched”. Nothing particular stuck out at me at first, I gazed around, from table to table, and only noticed the general routines you would expect to find at any mall food court. Employee’s meeting on their lunch breaks, stay at home mom’s getting a quick bite at chik-fil-a as they drag their children along to the next errand, and the elderly in no hurry to get anywhere specific. It was the same mundane routine through the course of the first hour, it only being four in the afternoon, many kids were still in school, and adults at work. The mall was close to barren as a few moms strolled around leisurely, baby’s at hip, or teetering along side of them. Many of these moms were white, caucasions, displaying their obvious means of wealth in the jewlrey that they wore, and the handbags they carried. Two mothers sat infront of me as I observed the food court, while casually picking at their grilled chicken salads in front of them, and their children ran wild in the play place that was within eye sight. They didn’t speak to anyone who passed by, nor did they bother themselves with helping another lady who was in an clear pannick after finding out that her son was no longer by her side and had ventured off sometime when she was ordering lunch. They kept to themselves, immersed in their own gossip, only rising to coo their children after having a wipe out on the kiddy slide. As 5 o’clock crept up, I began to notice a shift in the general audience. Many teenagers began appearing as their parent’s dropped them off front, and the upperclassmen drove. They arrived in packs, loud, and obnoxious to everyone else in ear shot. Profanitites were not in short when they arrived, and sexual
Have you even been able to just sit down and watch people? Watching people is one of the craziest things to do in life. There are so many different types of people in the world. You can't predict what you are going to see or hear. I went to the Boise Town Square Mall and was given the opportunity to sit down and observe the lives of others around me.
I was sitting between Spencer's and Mrs. Powell's near the food court, where a lot of people pass by. At Spencer's, Halloween costumes and decorations….
Participant Observation Activity
Questions and Assignment Description
You may observe people in any public place where there are a lot of people. Please observe for at least 30 minutes. Some examples include: malls, plazas, parking lots, campuses, gas stations, office buildings, restaurants, or anywhere else that’s public. During the observation session, write down your notes (see questions below), and then after the session write up a one page reaction paper to your experience….
Location: Fashion Square Mall, Orlando
Begin time: 3:16pm
End time: 3:37pm
Date: Wednesday May 30, 2012
I am sitting just before the escalator to go upstairs to the food court and movie theater. I am sitting on a wooden bench with my girlfriend to my left. There are many shops surrounding me such as Champs, Pacsun, Traffic, Lids, Home Elements and Dollar Tree. The area that I will be observing is about 50 feet by 100 feet. There are 4 potted trees around me, one to my….
It was cold a night, but I was in the best place that I could see fit the mall. When I am inside those four walls, I feel the energy of people going in all directions with nothing to harm them except for maybe a credit card reaching its limit. I was sitting at a table enjoying my Cold Stone’s ice cream people watching and observing what attracts people to different store windows and food courts. I thought to myself that everyone was consumed by what the media told them. I thought briefly that….
a child watches television more than 4 hours / day, and they are very hard to change this habit. It is very harmful. Children watching TV too much can face to many diseases and other psychological problems as clarified in the following essay
The first harmful from watching TV too much is that it can reduce the ability of concentration and awareness. Actually, watching television causes many serious effect to the child’s focus that is not good at the development of their body and mind.. Symptoms….
within a store has been strategically placed to catch your eye? People behave differently within a grocery store depending on what variables they come in with.
I currently work in a grocery store with people coming in every minute varying from large groups to a party of one. I wondered why people came in groups or why they came alone. If they came in a group they were often family or it was filled with a few friends. Some people come alone because they possibly have nothing to cook for dinner….
groups, shows for seniors, programs for business people, daytime series for housewives, wild-life programs for nature lovers, and the list goes on. Since the television made its appearance in society, there has been a lot of debate on whether it is good for us or not. The average person in the Philippines now watches over 150 hours of television a month, which is well over 5 hours a day, and while there are many concerned people convinced that watching television has a negative impact on today's society….
we lose some individual we adore. A couple people attempt to put the pain away, in this way attempting to forget about it. There can be a couple of explanations behind this. Perhaps they feel regretful for something they have said or done, or perhaps it is basically just to extremely overwhelming, making it difficult to comprehend that you will never see this individual again. Managing pain is one of the primary topics in the short story “People-Watching” by Julia Gray. The story is from The Mechanics'….
Extreme People Watching
When I first heard about this assignment I wasn’t sure what I was going to write it about. The possibilities seemed endless, and the door seemed wide open. Instead of doing something elaborate like acting pregnant or something of that sort, I decided to go the easier route: people watching. Simply watching people go about their days in a public place, like Wal-Mart or Target, is fascinating. To spice up this project Christian and I decided to people watch on none other than….
This is the theme in the short story “People-Watching” by Julia Gray from 2014.
This essay will examine the way the story is structured and how the author has used symbols in the story. This essay will also focus on the main character and his development.
The main character in “People-Watching” is still recovering from the loss of his sister when he meets a girl who is unknowingly able to help him move past his grief. The main character in “People-Watching” is a man named Paul, who is studying to….