[Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

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[Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:47 pm

When a man changed jobs, he found that some people who met him for the first time thought he was drunk, even though this hadn't happened before, and there was no difference in his speech or demeanor. The more successful he was at his job, the more this happened. Why?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Balin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:08 pm

Were the people his co-workers? Bosses? Customers?
Did the people think he was drunk on any particular type of alcohol? That he had accessed the alcohol as part of his job?
Did the man have access to alcohol through his job?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Earnest » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:29 am

was it a prejudice? Relevant the previous job of the man? Was he transferred in other country? jealousy relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:20 pm

Was the location of the new job near that of the old job? In the same town/city? The same country? Same continent?
Was the man required to act or talk in a different way in the new job compared to the previous job?
Are the people who think he is drunk meeting the man at his workplace? At locations where he performs his job?
Do people think he is drunk just by looking at him? By talking to him? By observing his behavior?
Do people make the assumption that he's drunk very quickly after meeting him, or only after being around him for several minutes or longer?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi Hobbsicle

I've sent you a PM with a hopeful WAG.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:04 am

Balin

Were the people his co-workers? Bosses? Customers? This is closest.
Did the people think he was drunk on any particular type of alcohol? No That he had accessed the alcohol as part of his job? No
Did the man have access to alcohol through his job? Irrel

Earnest

was it a prejudice? No Relevant the previous job of the man? No Was he transferred in other country? No or irrel jealousy relevant? No

coffeebean

Was the location of the new job near that of the old job? In the same town/city? The same country? Same continent? irrel, could have been the same town, though
Was the man required to act or talk in a different way in the new job compared to the previous job? yope
Are the people who think he is drunk meeting the man at his workplace? No (or at least not necessarily) At locations where he performs his job? Same
Do people think he is drunk just by looking at him? No By talking to him? Yes By observing his behavior? No
Do people make the assumption that he's drunk very quickly after meeting him, or only after being around him for several minutes or longer? Very quickly, and I imagine it wears off over time

peter365

Hi Hobbsicle

I've sent you a PM with a hopeful WAG. Nice, like the thinking, but no, not correct.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Balin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 am

Does the man relevantly talk as part of his job? Is the assumption made because of the sound of his voice? Because of the words he says? Does he say words at all?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Earnest » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:28 am

Didn't it happen before because of the nature of his past job? (Supposing that he had a job before right?)

Was his image/him "screened" on tvs? On screens? Advertising relevant?

So...suppose I meet him for the first time, talk to him dor just one minute not asking personal questions and think he is drunk. The second time I'll go in his place of work/or interact with him, talking to him, would I be still convinced that he is drunk?

Is he a wine tester? Did he swallow his words? Hiccup relevant? Did he have difficulties in talking/speaking in general? Was people brought by the nature of his job to ask him the same types of questions/to talk with him about the same arguments, which led them to think he was drunk? E.g. his answer led always to the fact that he needed a glass of wine/ a bear maybe to advertise it...
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:37 am

Balin

Does the man relevantly talk as part of his job? YES Is the assumption made because of the sound of his voice? YES Because of the words he says? No Does he say words at all? yes, just as part of normal conversation

Earnest

Didn't it happen before because of the nature of his past job? (Supposing that he had a job before right?) Past job is irrelevant. It wouldn't be happening now if it wasn't for his current job.

Was his image/him "screened" on tvs? On screens? Advertising relevant? No to all, but OTRT

So...suppose I meet him for the first time, talk to him dor just one minute not asking personal questions and think he is drunk. The second time I'll go in his place of work/or interact with him, talking to him, would I be still convinced that he is drunk? Maybe if you weren't thinking about it. I would guess that most people would catch on to their misconception pretty quickly, though.

Is he a wine tester? Did he swallow his words? Hiccup relevant? Did he have difficulties in talking/speaking in general? Was people brought by the nature of his job to ask him the same types of questions/to talk with him about the same arguments, which led them to think he was drunk? E.g. his answer led always to the fact that he needed a glass of wine/ a bear maybe to advertise it... No to these
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Balin » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:40 am

Does he speak using his normal voice?
To observers, does his voice sound slurred? Higher-pitched? Lower-pitched? Slower? Faster?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:25 am

Does he speak using his normal voice? Yes
To observers, does his voice sound slurred? A bit of this Higher-pitched? Lower-pitched? Slower? And this Faster?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby Earnest » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:01 am

...mmm...difficult question...hope it is clear: was it his original voice? I mean for instance did he have surgery on vocal cords?

Also...suppose he worked in a supermarket and he talked to a microphone (you know to call people from one part to another of the supermarket)...would people think he is drunk also without seeing him but just hearing his voice?
Wag--> Did he work as a dubber? If so did he always dub drunk people/cartoons?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Drunk with Power

Postby trebor » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Does he alter the sound/speed of his voice himself? Is it altered another way? Digitally? Is something done to the hearing of the people who think he's drunk?

WAG: Is this some sort of training for bartenders/servers so they have an idea of the signs of inebriation and when to cut someone off?
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