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View Poll Results: Do you avoid social contact with people who
are left handed? 9 8.65%
are red-headed? 9 8.65%
are...hang on, sod off, I like Terry Hall 11 10.58%
work in IT? 16 15.38%
are bankers? 18 17.31%
are a particular nationality? 20 19.23%
drive Audis? 13 12.50%
appear to have less money than us? 8 7.69%
appear to have more money than us? 11 10.58%
no no no no, I don't discriminate at all!! 60 57.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I've seen a lot of anti-American (some humourous) posting as well as knocking others (like the Brits) and maybe especially the Swiss.

So I was wondering - do we have in-built social discrimination tendencies?

A poll!

And of course - discussion!
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Old 03.09.2009, 17:23
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

As you have made no provision for a 'no' answer, the result will be that 100% discriminate !
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Old 03.09.2009, 17:26
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

As for the Audi drivers, if you have lived in Switzerland for more than, say, ten years, you know that it very much depends on the color (of the car, of course!).
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

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As you have made no provision for a 'no' answer, the result will be that 100% discriminate !
I'm sure one of the forum Gods can add an option for something like "no no no no, I don't discriminate at all!!"

but don't you think we all do it in a way?
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Old 03.09.2009, 17:33
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?



(ok only stupid people...then...;-)
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Old 03.09.2009, 17:43
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I have selected everything.

I think it's fair to say that I treat everyone else differently to how I treat myself. As I'm sure we are all aware, everyone is unique, albeit in the most minute details.

Therefore, noone else is me, so I will discriminate against you all accordingly.
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I love public polls LOL
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

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I love public polls LOL
No you just love poles..
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

Now what sort of poll is that?

I never notice whether folk are right- or left-handed.
I haven't a clue what sort of car people own.

I couldn't possibly avoid the folk who have less money than I have as if I did, I would have no social contacts at all.

The bankers, IT specialists and folk with more money, they all avoid me.
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Old 03.09.2009, 18:37
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I prefer Pole dancing
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Old 03.09.2009, 19:42
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I don't discriminate at all unless they are left handed, redhaired, IT professionals working in a bank.....


Or gingers!
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Old 03.09.2009, 21:33
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

"Avoid social contact with..."

What's that mean exactly?

I love to think (as I answered) that I do not "avoid social contact" with anyone in particular. As I think about that after having already voted though...

I would say that I tend to socialize LESS with folks who have more money as I feel they would want to do things I can not afford to do. If they're happy with my low budget ideas of entertainment I have no problem including them in my plans.


So far as everyone else goes though, lol.

If I discriminated against red heads or lefties that would leave both of my sisters out and I'd have to be upset with myself as well (being currently a red head as well as a life-long lefty).

Bankers and IT folks... Hmmm... As I know a few via WoW I am relatively sure that there will likely be some at the upcoming D&D event as well... since there will be something to talk about besides money and computers I'm sure there need be no social avoidance there.
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

Peg - it's not like we need to shoot them, we do tolera
te them but I certainly thin
k that we all are bound by our rea
ction to them. Whether that's natural or deliber
ate, I don't know.

It's food for thought, right?
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

there's an option against people who work in IT?

I can understand, I've learnt to not talk about my work to anyone, sure they pretend to be interested, but it's so bloody technical most people can't relate to it at all, and their eyes soon glaze over.

Where's the option for sales and human resources?

EDIT: I see sales is covered by people who drive Audis.
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I don't avoid social contact I do avoid physical contact; to avoid social diseases.
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EDIT: I see sales is covered by people who drive Audis.
a lot of things are covered by the Audi thing
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

Well, I must admit that I am a little biased about people of a certain nationality, but I would have checked also "stupid people" if it was in the list. Some prejudices are really hard to disappear.
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Well, I must admit that I am a little biased about people of a certain nationality, but I would have checked also "stupid people" if it was in the list. Some prejudices are really hard to disappear.
if you think laterally, most stupid people are rich, poor, in IT or have red hair. Go mental - check the lot?
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

I only discriminate against the people who discriminate.
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Re: Social Discrimination - do you do it or are you a victim?

Oh no! Public polls... and there was me thinking I could vote honestly for once without people knowing...
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