The Man inthe Street
Up to now, most examples I have given you have been passive. Or have they? Unless you observed strangers with absolutely no interaction in the review stage, you affected your subjects in ways you may or may not have realized. Simply because you share a microculture or culture with those people, your approval or disapproval impacts their behavior and body language. Though you may not think of it as such, conversation is a form of approval or disapproval. If you didn’t hide behind plants similar to some distant anthropologist during your reviews—if you behaved normally and entered into some level of discourse with those you studied—then you affected them.
Gifted conversationalists such as Bill Clinton keep the flow ...