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The real question is why are you so annoyed by him? Take a moment to look around our hypothetical train car.
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Our problem with public cell phone conversations has nothing to do with how cool he thinks he is, or even his stupid voice. Not what we meant. In one experimentpeople were asked to try to concentrate on a task in total silence, and then while overhearing two people conversing with each other.
They performed equally well both times. But when half a conversation was played, performances dropped dramatically. You might notice yourself trying to fill in the other half of the phone conversations you overhear. The brain naturally hates leaving questions unanswered.
Just how the fuck did that horse make her spend a year at college?
Suddenly, a fellow member of Boarding Group C pushes you from behind. But not getting shoulder-fucked by idiots is a nice bonus.
We understand that people get impatient, but generally most of humanity manages to wait in line at the bank without banging up against the person in front of them like an angry giraffe. So why is it different in a thick crowd? Instead, it works like this: Continue Reading Below Advertisement Except that you have just started an Indiana Jones-style rolling boulder of suck.
Those standing behind you assume that since more space is appearing ahead of them, the whole crowd is moving forward, so they follow suit. When we hear about stampedes, we tend to think of greed, mass panic, angry sports fans or some sort of temporary group insanity.
We call a stampede death a "trampling," as if crowds are like herds of wildebeest, willing to crush human bodies underfoot when a firecracker is set off near their hind quarters. In reality, stampedes have been triggered by things as simple as reaching down to pick up a lost shoe.
Meanwhile, the oblivious people at the back are still pushing forward, and those caught in this tragic man-pile are physically unable to do anything but crush those in front of them. Which is too bad, because it takes the weight of only five people pushing like this to cause deadly asphyxiation.
Get the fuck out. Always know the locations of your emergency exits. And always carry a flare gun for crowd dispersal.Corey Robin mentioned sexual harassment to invoke an indefensible idea that turned out to have defenders; I fear this essay does the same.
The BHLs are conflicted about far simpler questions like “can you contract yourself into slavery?”, so the answer to “what manner of rights do they believe are inalienable by contract?” is “very, very close to nothing”.
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