realindevelopment said: what's the paper/essay on?
It’s the final ‘examination’ / mini-dissertation for the end of my first year of grad school in education research. Mostly it seems to be about lots and lots of names and years in parentheses.
I wonder how many people in and around train stations in Yokohama realize that there are other people around them who are actively trying to go places. I think the survey data would look like this:
15% (mostly businesswomen) Obviously, this being a train station, the other people are moving purposely, and maintaining rudimentary awareness of our surroundings will help all of us arrive safely and speedily at our designations.
10% (foreigners and dudes in ill-fitting expensive clothing) Other people can worry about themselves. I’ll stop whenever and wherever I want, and change directions at whim.
40% (salarymen, groups, the middle-aged) I don’t recognize any of these people, therefor there is no reason to acknowledge their existence in the slightest.
25% (groups of students or housewives, parents accompanying children) Other people? What other people? We are alone here.
10% (the elderly) Why is this staircase moving? I think I will stand here just at the top of it for a few minutes until I figure out what city I’m in.
Bemused, bewildered, belovely
With the same sensation of creeping horror I felt when I realize I had begun to like mayonnaise (on pizza and fries, no less), I can feel myself edging closer and closer to buying a Mac.