Topics: Family, Mother, Sociology Pages: 2 (540 words) Published: October 18, 2013
Louis Renteria


Sociology Mrs.Ramierz

The norm that I will be violating is eating soup with a fork at olive garden with my family. My family was planning on going to dinner so I thought a good norm to break is to eat my soup with a fork. I didn’t tell my parents about me doing this. I thought this was a good norm to break because it’s not something you typically see. As soon as my soup was going to be served I was going to grab the fork and try to eat my soup but make it seem I had a hard time doing it.

Before I was I going to do this I thought to myself what will happen when I violated this norm. I was thinking that my parents will call me weird or suggest going with the spoon. I also predicted that the waiter was going to say something or just give me dirty looks. So overall I predicted that the biggest reaction from breaking this norm was my family.

So around seven I and my family went to olive garden, and we sat in a booth. My mom, dad, and sister went. When we sat down I looked around and there was another family across from us they were kind of close. When the waiter comes to take our order I ordered and asked for a soup, and no one else in my family ordered a soup. About 10 minutes later my soup came and I grabbed my fork. As soon as he put my soup down I

started eating it. The first reaction I got was from my sister, and she said “Louis that’s a fork your spoon is right there. I said I know and continued eating, and my sister just gave me a dirty look. The waiter saw me but didn’t give a reaction he just walked away. As I was eating I can just feel my parents staring at me. They just saw me struggle eating soup with a fork. It got frustrating really quick because I wasn’t catching anything. Then my mom asked why I was eating with a fork and I told her “cause I feel like it” because I couldn’t explain why I was eating like this. Then she called me weird and looked at my dad. My dad reaction was just him looking at me like I...
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