christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,
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New school subject idea

I would like to create a new class for people to take in high school so that they can function well in society. Not quite as severe as, say, etiquette. Just simple things people can do to annoy everyone else a little less. Things like pushing in their chairs. Not swinging their arms wildly when talking when a server with a plate full of food is likely to appear next to them. Not cutting hallway corners in offices and nearly running into people on the other side. Not blocking hallways and walkways. Moving the hell out of the way after getting off an escalator. Checking to see if anyone's getting off the elevator or bus before going in. Leaving the dance floor to fart now that clubs don't smell like cigarettes. 

I do not in any way claim to be perfect. I do, however, make an effort, and it'd be great if more people did. And I don't think people's behavior would necessarily change much if we did have the class, but at least we'd know that everyone was taking the class and were not doing what is expected of them. We could say things like, "Didn't you pay attention in PS class?!?" It'd be great.

As it is, we just don't expect much of people, and we get what we expect.
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