Breaching Experiments

My homework assignment is to examine social interactions on a micro-level with the field of Ethnomethodology.  So I need to create a situation in which I “break the rules” to uncover the social norms.

I do not have much free time to do something before this paper is due. I have watched YouTube videos of experiments and I don’t want to do anything that is either illegal, get me beat up or worse. I don’t have lawyers or a money to help me if I do anything too stupid.

I think I might try lip syncing for my life on a bus stop and see what happens. I do not want to do anything at work since I do not think anyone at my store even the customers have any humor since they just want to get their stuff paid for and get out of dodge.

I have done something like this in the past, but I don’t think the instructor wants me to recall my unintended breaching experiment in her home town of Corona in 2008 when I campaigned to encourage people not to sign the petitions to get Proposition 8 on the ballot. I had ugly stares, nasty words and other fun experiences where 7 out of 10 people were against your ideas.

I don’t want to do anything silly like driving thru a drive thru backwards, paying for a 545.00 mobile phone in quarters, or wear a Giants hat while attending a game at Dodger Stadium.

I am known to be a creative individual, but I am going to have to think long and hard.

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