NOTE: Experience dictates that innuendo works particularly well with professors and TA's [sic] in the Comparative Literature, Drama, English, Psychology, any foreign language, and law. Philosophy and Engineering professors and TA's usually need a direct approach, unfaltering delineation of what you want.
Think of a person that you don't know -- they're not a friend, neighbor, or acquaintance -- but you have a perfectly good reason to talk to them. They're the latte girl at Starbucks, the cute salesguy at Tower Records, the hot assistant manager at the Gap ... even if you don't find your soulmate behind the counter somewhere, take advantage of this incredible practice arena. This is the perfect place to try out and work on flirting techniques -- see what works and what really doesn't. Practice everywhere. These interactions are great, low pressure, fun situations -- and isn't that what it's all about?
First off, remember that you're dealing with someone who is paid to be nice to you, to serve your needs. You're the customer and you're always right! At best, you can't be ignored.
Over time, I internalized the role of prison superintendent in which my main concern was the security of my institution when faced with threats from prisoners. In that mindset, as prisoners had psychological breakdowns, my main task was to get suitable replacements from the waiting list rather than to perceive that the study should be terminated given we had proven our point that the situation was able to influence good people to do bad things.
A problem is created however, when [review boards] become excessively conservative and reject almost all research that could conceivably 'stress' participants even by having them think about a stressful situation. Thus nothing like the Milgram study or my Stanford Prison study could ever be done again. Is that good? Is that bad? Open issue for debate.
« Older Theme from Harry Potter played with wine glasses. ... | The Most Amazing Bowling Story... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt