Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Interaction Impared

A friend of mine has decided to create a school for the social impaired. The severly socially impaired.

Not so much the person who can’t remember if you introduce the older person to younger person first or vice versa as the person who invites you out to dinner and then talks loudly on their cell to someone else through out the meal.

The school’s motto is: "It’s not you, it’s your personality"

Orginally her idea was to have classes where people could learn how to escape their own bad manners (right next door could be another friend with her seminar for guys on dating: "It’s more of a pursual than a study")

But now my friend has decided that the class could be more taylored the individuals needs if it were set up like "What Not to Wear". Friends and family members of the offending party would get video proof of how awful the person is and would send it in. A program would be set up to meet their individual needs.

If, for example, the person never misuses their cell phone, this would not be touched upon, but more attention could be given to the fact that they’re impossibly rude to their waitresses and/or don’t tip well.

Unfortunately, I can’t really think of a compelling reason for people to go. Rude people seldom know or care that they are rude. Going on "What Not to Wear" gets you $5000 to spend on clothing, but what would you give someone for learning to be considerate?


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