Social Observation Essay

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Elam 1 Sam Elam Mr. Unrien Sociology: Hour 5 12 September 2012 Sociology Observation Summary This weekend, I decided to go and observe my dentist office. Its also a bit more than a dentist office but I didnt go in the other little buildings they all seemed to have stuff to do. I thought that my dentist office would be a perfect place to do a social observation. I mean think about it everyone has teeth and most people go to dentist so you have a very diverse community.

I also went into my dentist office to observe people and I even decided to ride the elevator for a while and see how people are in elevators. I started my observations right inside the building I held the door for people. Of course I always got the classic thank you, I got a few nods from the men who walked in not a single chick gave me a nod the either said thank you or didnt say anything at all they just blew me off like some preppy person would do. I was also surprised that every single man who I held the door for acknowledged me I thought for sure it be the other way around.

I found something very strange but the best is some man asked me what I was doing and I simply told him Im holding the door for people to make life a little easier and he responded by handing me a dollar and said well thanks for making my day a little better heres a dollar hope it make your day I just laughed and said thank you and he went on his day. Elam 2 The next place I decided to go and observe was the elevator. The building my dentist is in has 4 floors which to improve my situation more verity of business and the business people that work in them.

When it comes to observing people in an elevator I believe you have to have a sense of humor to do so. My favorite moment of being in the elevator was when it gets supper crowded. We all get into the elevator and just look, we look at the ceilings, the walls¦ but we never made contact with anyone else in the elevator its like there all off in there own little world. Some times I would try to start a conversation with someone but it just felt awkward with all the other people around it was a lot easier striking up a conversation when there was only 1 or 2 people in that elevator.

I was just thinking about wrapping up my elevator observations I went out to get a drink and was getting tired of awkward when a huge group of business men were walking in, Im guessing they were all coming back from there lunch break it was all just around that time and they all crowded in the elevator in there suits it looked like looking at a checker board. Well there were a ton of people in this elevator and there was a dilemma my dentist is on the 3rd floor so I just decided not to even get in the elevator when one of them said Awe, Come on in, we can all fit, we can squeeze so I did and thats when stuff got real.

Of course sense I was the last one in and it was full I walked forward so the door closed to were it was touching my butt I couldnt even turn around there were so many people, im glad im not claustrophobic, so I stood there¦ facing everyone in the elevator. No one in the elevator was looking at he ceilings, walls, floor, and or on their phones. They are all facing one way the front and all they could see was me, every single on of their eyes were Elam 3 on me and all I could do was just stare back a little freaked out but I made it to my stop and I went in to my dentist office.

I walked in and of course the same receptionist who is there everyday is there and she greets me with would you like anything to eat like ice-cream, yogurt, maybe some coffee, I decided to get some ice-cream since I knew I was going to be here for a little so why not enjoy it. I always sit were I usually do right next to the door facing the little waterfall thing on the wall, I like the sound of the water. It also helps drain our the noise of crying children who are having there teeth worked on. In my dentist we have two Mac computers and a play gym thing built into the wall, its pretty sick.

Of course when ever a little kid would come in the first thing he would do was either a run to the play gym and crawl up into it or go jump on one of the computers to play some kid games they have on it, and the moms and or dads that brought them all did the same thing the sat down in a chair and read a magazine. Some teenagers came in one actually decided to crawl in the gym it was funny how we all have some kid at heart. But my favorite part was when a teen ager would go up to the computer to play a game, heed get up there start clicking around looking for stuff and then just get off.

The Macs in the dentist have a special program that only has kid games no Internet or anything fun like that. I found this amusing because it happened 3 times I found it very funny. I actually had a fun time observing people in this office building I didnt think thered be anything to observe but I was surprised to find that there was. I had some confidence Elam 4 building exercises by talking to everyone in the elevator. It was a very interesting time. Im looking forward to my next observation.. But not towards the dentist.

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