Ted (merovingian) wrote,
Ted
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I hate online auctions so much that, whenever I feel guilty or miserable, I go there immediately.

I went online, and saw an auction for "A Thing That Will Make Mike Snard, of Ithaca, New York, Completely Happy And Fulfilled, But Wouldn't Help Anyone Else In Any Way"

Mike Snard was the only person who bid on it. I figured, if Mike Snard liked it so much, it must be pretty good! I didn't know what it was, but I bid on it. I kept bidding until the money got pretty serious.

Then Mike Snard e-mailed me, asking what I was doing. I explained that if it made Mike Snard happy, it must have some serious economic value, so I figured I'd buy it. You know, because I was sure it would be nice.

Mike Snard said that the thing was useless to anyone else. I said we'd just have to wait and see, since I was still bidding on it. I was really starting to look forward to getting that thing.

Mike Snard mailed me, saying that it was rude of me to rob him of his one chance at true happiness, just on a whim.


Poll #215293 Etiquette: What do you think?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to rob someone of their one chance at true happiness, just on a whim?

Mean: 8.43 Median: 10 Std. Dev 2.46
1
2(3.8%)
2
1(1.9%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(1.9%)
5
4(7.5%)
6
3(5.7%)
7
3(5.7%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
6(11.3%)
10
31(58.5%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to add another LiveJournal user's unique interest?

Mean: 3.42 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.41
1
15(28.3%)
2
8(15.1%)
3
7(13.2%)
4
9(17.0%)
5
7(13.2%)
6
1(1.9%)
7
2(3.8%)
8
1(1.9%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
3(5.7%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to use integers?

Mean: 4.11 Median: 2 Std. Dev 3.46
1
22(41.5%)
2
5(9.4%)
3
2(3.8%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
8(15.1%)
6
4(7.5%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
10(18.9%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to argue about politics in a public setting, if you could have voted on the issue at hand, but didn't bother?

Mean: 6.58 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.93
1
4(7.7%)
2
1(1.9%)
3
8(15.4%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(7.7%)
6
6(11.5%)
7
6(11.5%)
8
5(9.6%)
9
6(11.5%)
10
12(23.1%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to use the metric system in a country that primarily uses the English system?

Mean: 4.00 Median: 3 Std. Dev 3.13
1
15(28.8%)
2
10(19.2%)
3
6(11.5%)
4
3(5.8%)
5
1(1.9%)
6
4(7.7%)
7
2(3.8%)
8
4(7.7%)
9
2(3.8%)
10
5(9.6%)

Please write something here that has nothing to do with the rest of this quiz.

On a scale of 1 to 12, how rude is it to use the English system of measurement in a country that primarily uses the metric system?

Mean: 7.55 Median: 9 Std. Dev 4.19
0(0.0%)
1
6(11.3%)
2
5(9.4%)
3
4(7.5%)
4
2(3.8%)
5
2(3.8%)
6
2(3.8%)
7
2(3.8%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
2(3.8%)
10
7(13.2%)
11
4(7.5%)
12
15(28.3%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day?

Mean: 3.40 Median: 2 Std. Dev 3.09
1
26(49.1%)
2
4(7.5%)
3
3(5.7%)
4
3(5.7%)
5
5(9.4%)
6
4(7.5%)
7
1(1.9%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(1.9%)
10
6(11.3%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to correct someone's grammar when they're wrong about it?

Mean: 5.04 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.66
1
8(15.1%)
2
2(3.8%)
3
6(11.3%)
4
7(13.2%)
5
6(11.3%)
6
10(18.9%)
7
3(5.7%)
8
5(9.4%)
9
2(3.8%)
10
4(7.5%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to correct someone's grammar when they're right about it, and you're wrong?

Mean: 7.21 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.95
1
6(11.3%)
2
2(3.8%)
3
1(1.9%)
4
1(1.9%)
5
1(1.9%)
6
4(7.5%)
7
4(7.5%)
8
10(18.9%)
9
12(22.6%)
10
12(22.6%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to make a technical joke in mixed company?

Mean: 4.34 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.59
1
7(13.2%)
2
6(11.3%)
3
10(18.9%)
4
11(20.8%)
5
5(9.4%)
6
4(7.5%)
7
2(3.8%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
2(3.8%)
10
4(7.5%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to murder?

Mean: 7.73 Median: 10 Std. Dev 2.92
1
1(1.9%)
2
2(3.8%)
3
6(11.5%)
4
1(1.9%)
5
5(9.6%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
3(5.8%)
8
4(7.7%)
9
3(5.8%)
10
27(51.9%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to have a LiveJournal and write in it regularly?

Mean: 3.54 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.75
1
19(36.5%)
2
6(11.5%)
3
4(7.7%)
4
7(13.5%)
5
4(7.7%)
6
5(9.6%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
3(5.8%)
9
1(1.9%)
10
3(5.8%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to use the "slippery slope" rhetorical fallacy?

Mean: 6.35 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.64
1
4(7.7%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
4(7.7%)
4
4(7.7%)
5
6(11.5%)
6
10(19.2%)
7
7(13.5%)
8
5(9.6%)
9
1(1.9%)
10
11(21.2%)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how rude is it to instantiate Godwin's Law during discussion?

Mean: 6.44 Median: 6.5 Std. Dev 3.01
1
7(13.5%)
2
1(1.9%)
3
2(3.8%)
4
1(1.9%)
5
7(13.5%)
6
8(15.4%)
7
4(7.7%)
8
5(9.6%)
9
5(9.6%)
10
12(23.1%)

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