Whether it be a tattoo, piercing, clothing, or hairstyle.
In this thread, a couple of posters were ridiculed for their judgmental opinions towards people with tattoos of a certain style. I did not agree with the OP, but I did agree with the sentiment that having a tattoo that you can’t understand is stupid. So is having a tattoo that you don’t know is mispelled because you can’t read the language its written in. If I met a person that fits the two above criteria, I’m not going to have a great first impression of them.
Yesterday, I was shopping at the local thrift store and I noticed a stunning older woman standing in the line with me. I thought to myself, “Wow, she’s a classy lady.” But then she happened to open her mouth, revealing nothing but gold teeth. She suddenly went from “classy grandmother” to “embarrassment to the entire family”. As I walked to the parking lot with my wares, I felt ashamed of myself for being so judgemental. But then I wondered why I should consider my opinion so wrong.
I consider myself open-minded, but I do have opinions about things. I think spinning rims are horrible, as are those fake balls that people hang on trailer hitches. Tattoos can be quite tasteful, but rarely do I enjoy tattoos covering entire body parts. I hate baggy pants and oversized t-shirts, as well as muffin tops, butt cheeks poking out from miniskirts, and any apparell that has logos printed on provocative areas (like breasts and butts). It’s not like I cut evil eyes at people who sport these things. It’s just that when I see people wearing these things, I may form bad judgements about them. Like they have no self-esteem, they’re sexist, or they’re materialistic. Or, as in the case of the grandmother, they are low-class and provincial.
-Do you ever make negative judgements towards people based on things like clothing, accessories, and styles?
- Do you feel that this is a bad thing or something that serves a purpose?
-If you do admit to doing this, where do you draw the line? What separates you from an obnoxious snob?
-Are there Dopers out there who believe they never make assumptions based on external appearance? Based on the linked thread, where the overwhelming response seemed to be that people shouldn’t judge anyone’s intelligence or whatever based on a tattoo, I would assume there are. But this seems hard to believe to me.