*I apologize in advance, today’s post is in no way related personal finance and is probably not my best work. But it’s something I thought about a handful of times yesterday and wanted your input*
Sizing people up, we all do it. I probably do it subconsciously to every person I make eye contact with. I found myself spending a good chunk of time sizing people up while I was traveling yesterday. If you ever want to people watch, an airport is probably one of the best places to do it (or a shopping mall).
When I see a young adult male with a shaved head I automatically think “He must be in the military.” I see a woman traveling alone with two kids and I think “She must have been visiting her parents.” I see the guy in the $1,000 suit that is way to nice for a plane ride and think “This guy is a tool, or a billionaire.”
I sit here writing this post wondering, Why do I do this? Do other people do this? Am I a terrible person? We’ve all heard the old adage “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” But do we really live this out? I sure as heck don’t. If there were Judgement Police, my a$$ would be sent to jail for life.
I guess the purpose of today’s short post is to serve as a reminder: Don’t be a douche bag like me and size everyone up that you meet. After all, I was wearing baggy jeans, a billabong t-shirt and vans shoes, so I’m sure people thought I was a college kid and not a very special agent 🙂
Do you find yourself doing this? Do you have any crazy stories where you thought someone was homeless, but they were totally loaded? I’m wondering if I’m weird or if this is a common theme amongst people.