thirdform

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it was Corpsey that ushered in this new UK. Corpsey specifically, Corpseys Generation more generally. they wanted to work as copywriters and bumlickers instead of being Rebel Street Poets.

on the other hand we have greater nonce awareness, so horses for courses.
 

luka

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the more general point is about professional behaviours invading the social. i noticed this from having worked at starbucks as a teenager.
woops is always moaning about how his dad has taken to saying things like 'enjoy!' and 'have a lovely rest of your afternoon'
and woops has tried to explain that this is a specifically american mode of sales talk not remotely appropriate to grumpy, crabbed old boomer dads
 

woops

is not like other people
another thing ive noticed is that is somewhat related is how freelancers have forgotten how to socialise normally and be themselves. have you noticed this? they're so scared of saying the wrong thing that its only with old friends that they can ever act like a human being.
cf my post about being in a restaurant listening to to co workers having dinner together and discussing nothing but work for the whole mealtime despite having just done a day's work, not laughing once the whole time
 

luka

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cf my post about being in a restaurant listening to to co workers having dinner together and discussing nothing but work for the whole mealtime despite having just done a day's work, not laughing once the whole time
we never talk about work except to go, we're the best, i love my life, this is the best job, we're the best in the world, this is great, i love my life
 

woops

is not like other people
we never talk about work except to go, we're the best, i love my life, this is the best job, we're the best in the world, this is great, i love my life
then cracking up with laughter about it for hours at a time
 
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