Driving Backwards in a neighborhood
For my violation of the folkway I choose to drive backwards in my neighborhood. This past Sunday I decided to violate this folkway, the face reactions I received were quite humorous. Some ignored which was pretty acceptable on account of mid-terms, but the majority stared followed by questioning and maybe laughter. Understanding my violation how could you blame them, driving backwards in a neighborhood is not only a driving folkway it is also dangerous to myself as well as my fellow neighbors. As childern we grew up learning to speak a certain language or dress a certain way. When natural motor skills come in to play such as walking and running heading in the forward motion is a judgment of
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I continued with my experiment for about another five minutes, before some kids from the neighborhood walked by me, then started to stand and watched and I continued down the block in reverse. "Where are you driving backwards?" I simply stated "I don't know?" "Where are you going driving forwards?"- they looked at me confused, and let me continue with my drive. After a few minutes... My friendly neighbor calmly looked over at me and said, please stop doing that, kids are watching you, nobody understands your behavior. I didn’t want to star over and explain, that is just an experiment and I am fine. “Please stop, kids are watching you” , she kept repeating and repeating. What is somebody will call a police?- she continued. The reactions of my neighbors to the unusual my actions was to stare and be amused. The folkway I had broken was not considered to be a serious problem and my neighbors were good-naturedly reacting to the contraction. They will undoubtedly tell this story to other people, but the reaction was amusement, not mockery. I told them about the class experiment, and went into my house… The norm I chose to break was the idea of driving normally-the belief that cars should be driven by pushing the gas pedal and moving in a forward motion, not a reverse motion. The implement needed for this task was simply a car and my dear neighbors.