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Old 10-30-2006, 03:16 AM
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Ugly vs Beautiful

In Tokyo a lot of companies hire people to pass out flyers advertising this, that or the other thing. Most are for restaurants, but some are for condomiums, headhunter services, furniture stores, etc.

These people usually do this at high traffic areas, like near subway entrances. I was out having a latte from Starbucks and watching these folks do their job. It's a hard job - nobody wants a flyer. They take flyers to be polite, and not a whole lot of people take them.

Now these people usually work in teams of two to six people. Or even 10 or 12 at the big stations like Shibuya.

As I was watching, I noticed one girl was having great success getting people to take her spam, whereas the other was not. She was striking out 99.9% of the time, or more. Nobody was taking her flyers.

After I finished my Starbucks, I walked past the girls and turned around to see their faces. One was very pretty, with light skin (Japanese prefer light skin, for the most part), skinny oval face and good features.

The other was shorter, round face, darker skin and her skin was a bit rough. Not attractive at all.

People were accepting flyers from the pretty one, but not from the ugly one.

It would seem that by simply being born prettier, the pretty girl has an advantage in life, and the ugly one a disadvantage. Such a random stupidity.



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Old 10-30-2006, 03:18 AM
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fact of life
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:25 AM
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I'd accept one from the pretty one too


Latte's are for noobs!
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:28 AM
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Dude, I'm from Seattle. The Latte Capitol of the world. In Seattle babies are fed lattes instead of breast milk or formula; doctors use lattes instead of antibotics and they are given through IV; mechanics use lattes instead of oil in their cars.
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:30 AM
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LOL!!!

Latte's are still for noobs I drink coffee , I'm not sure which type. I just say coffee..
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:20 AM
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Pretty vs. unpretty is certainly a factor in success but passing out flyers not being much of a job makes you think why those pretty ones have to pass out flyers for a living. Perhaps there is more to it than just looks
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:49 AM
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I'd accept one from the pretty one too


Latte's are for noobs!
Lattes are great! I want one now, who's got one ready for me?
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:02 AM
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I be ok handing out flyers then..........lol

Lattes as oil in cars? LOL.......
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:27 PM
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This is sad but true. And it reminds me of a study which showed that unattractive defendants were 2.5 times more likely to be found guilty than attractive defendants.
 
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I have a blog dedicated to being a pretty girl its called pretty girl confessions. And to tell you the truth what you say is mostly true. I focus more on the effects it has on other people especially women, when you are a pretty woman. Like take the "ugly" girl for instance. She notices that the pretty girl is having more sucess. Seeing this just reinforces her ugliness. Because I will swear to you that looks only go so far... confidence has a way of making up the rest. It is situations like these that reinforce the feeling of inadequacy of the ugly girl. Making her less approachable in all different situations in life. While she never be able to be a 10 (we all can't have it all) she could be high up on the scale just from cinfidence alone.
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:07 PM
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Same for men... I am an 11...
 
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... confidence has a way of making up the rest. It is situations like these that reinforce the feeling of inadequacy of the ugly girl. Making her less approachable in all different situations in life. While she never be able to be a 10 (we all can't have it all) she could be high up on the scale just from cinfidence alone.
I could not agree more.

I have met people who I initially thought were drop dead gorgeous, but later after getting to know them, no longer found them at all attractive.

I have also met people who I initially thought were somewhat plain, but later after getting to know them, started seeing them as very attractive.

That initial impression, in terms of perceived attraction, only goes so far.

Just my

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