Oh man, this show has been nothing but just brilliant and I am incresingly impressed by what it does.
I’ve already praised it from the beginning of taking the tokusatsu/henshin-hero genre it’s paying tribute to seriously and now it’s also paying a very interesting…
(Note: I’m a female customer sitting in a pub. I’m approached by another male customer while I read a book.)Male customer: “Hello, my name is ***.”
Me: “That’s nice.”
Male customer: “So can I have your number?”
Me: “Oh. Actually, I’m gay.”
Male customer: “You want to have sex with women?”
Me: “Well, not right now. Right now, I just want to read my book.”
Male customer: “That’s bulls***! If you’re a lesbian then you want to have sex with women!”
Me: “Honestly, I just want to read my book.”
Male customer: “You’re lying to me, that’s very rude! I’m going to complain!”
Male customer, to a waitress: “That girl over there is being really rude. I want you to do something, it’s disturbing my day. She just lied to me and told me that she was a lesbian, and now she’s mocking me.”
Waitress: “What am I supposed to do about that? Make her straight?”
Male customer: “Just do something about it!”
Waitress, to me: “Hello, there.”
Me: “Hello. I’m sorry about him.”
Waitress: “Oh, it’s no problem! So, can I have your number?”
Male customer: *looks horrified*
Me: “Er, yeah, sure. Here.”
(I write my number on a napkin and she takes it, still smiling.)
Waitress, to male customer: “See? She’s a lesbian.”
Male customer: “That’s not what I wanted you to do! I didn’t want you to ask her out, I wanted you to make her leave! I demand to speak to your manager!”
Waitress: “Oh, he’s just popped out. I can get his boyfriend for you though if you want?”
Male customer: *storms out cursing*
(It turned out that the waitress was kidding about her manager, but she wasn’t kidding about asking me out!)
(via notalwaysright.com )
“the customer isn’t always right” stories are some of my favorite stories ever
Entitlement and I don’t even know what to call it - shut down by the waitress. But really? This shouldn’t ever have to happen.
A thing about Hogwarts Houses in general: they can be thought of as indications of a person’s motivation, or of their loyalties.
Gryffindors are driven by their morals and are loyal to the world, or at least to their idea of what the world should be. Gryffindors will always stick up for what they believe in, and they will help anyone in need (hence, “daring, nerve, and chivalry) unless it’s a person they feel is wrong or against them. At that point, you become the enemy.
Hufflepuffs are driven by a sense of fairness, which is not quite the same as morality. Hufflepuffs are the type to believe that everyone should have an equal chance, and they are better at seeing the shades of grey between a Gryffindor’s absolute right and wrong. They are loyal to their friends, or to the group they consider themselves a part of.
Ravenclaws are driven by enlightenment. This is very different from book smarts. It’s not terribly unusual for Ravenclaws to not excel in academics, because it’s not about the grade for them; it’s about the knowledge they gain, and whether they consider that knowledge interesting enough to bother with. They are loyal to their passions, which could be anything from books to art to fantastic creatures that may or may not be real.
Slytherins are driven by recognition. That could mean fame or power, or it could just be the validation of the people around them. They are loyal to themselves. This, by extension, means they are fiercely loyal to those closest to them, the ones they consider their own, because harm to their own is essentially the same as harm to themselves.