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 the famous Black Friday. This provided us with many funny stories, and good details. It took people watching to an all new extreme that was perfect for the purpose of this paper. Black Friday isn’t a legitimate holiday, but with how it’s celebrated in America, it might as well be. This day is also known as the day after Thanksgiving where thousands of stores mark their prices down, marking the beginning of holiday shopping season. Everybody wants to score a good deal, right? Of course, but people across the country go nuts for this date. Stores open at midnight, and even on Thanksgiving night, while people wait hours outside the doors, desiring to be the firsts to get their hands on these deals. Personally, neither Christian nor I have ever gone Black Friday shopping. Neither of us thinks all the trouble is really that worth it. Our plan was simple: stay up on Thanksgiving night, and wait for Target and Wal-Mart to open. We weren’t there super early, so we didn’t get a good spot in line, but that’s beside the point. There were hundreds of bundled bodies lined up on the side of Wal-Mart waiting for the doors to open. We nestled our way into the line and waited. We waited, waited, and waited. Finally an employee announced that they’d be opening the doors in five minutes. Everyone stood up, anxious for the line to start moving. Five minutes went by quickly and the doors were finally open. Once the doors were unlocked, mass chaos broke out in the line. People were pushing
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….
The Nacirema people value developing a religious connection with their deities because every family possesses at least one shrine in their home. They garnish and decorate their shrines with charms and other accoutrements and commune with them on a daily basis. The Nacirema people also put a lot of faith in their Medicine Men and Listeners, as a means of communing with the Divine through their rituals as a means to heal the sickly.
Maintaining good health is also a pinnacle to Nacirema society. The….
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….
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….
Persuasive Essay Guide
Television: The Social Decay of Society
Introduction Watching television is an experience shared by most adults and children. It is cheap, appealing, and within the reach of the general public. In this way, TV has become an important mass media around the world. Sadly, this resource isn’t used in a way that people could get the best possible benefits from it. People shouldn’t watch too much television because the content of many TV programs is not educational;….
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….
People risk their lives every day to do extreme sports like base jumping and skydiving and then come back safely. But sometimes it could go horribly wrong. And for that reason, people should be held accountable for their actions because it is obviously their fault for getting seriously hurt or injured during these sports.
To begin with, People should be held accountable for extreme sports accidents. On page 126 from “Cost of Survival” states that “A lost climber or an injured base jumper may need….
hypothesis of the survey I am going to conduct is that most respondents will not agree on the extreme vetting or the wall, as a solution to the immigration problem. There are four reasons behind my assumption. The first reason is, the extreme vetting or the wall is infamous. It became unpopular due to the pronouncements then of now president, Trump. A second reason is many citizens assume that the extreme vetting or the wall is a discrimination against the Mexican race. A third reason is the Texas’….