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Description Tag

My name is Hidden and I have an idea
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I've noticed that a lot of the people that wear name tags (e.g. waitresses, shop assistants, superman) are the same kinds of people that others tend to look right through. To see as services rather than people. They are treated by many people condescendingly and without regard. A name doesn't define a person as a person, it defines them as a noun. A lot of people think of such employees as they might think of robots i.e. they are always expected to be ready and waiting for your every word, there is no reason why they shouldn't be able to follow your wishes perfectly, and that it is ok to yell at them if the result isn't satisfactory.

I believe that if people were to know a bit of the life of such employees, they might be treated a bit more as equals. Not a huge profile of anything like that. Just a slightly larger name tag that allows the employee to say a bit about themselves.
E.g. "My name is Debbie. I have two children named Smithy and Goldilocks. My favourite colour is blue".

hidden truths, Apr 24 2005


       No, please no.
DrCurry, Apr 24 2005

       I sometime wonder if people would really notice if the nametag said "Well go intercourse yourself".
TolpuddleSartre, Apr 24 2005

       "My favorite color is also blue. We have something in common. May I pinch your butt?"
FarmerJohn, Apr 24 2005

       I kind of like this idea. I think having a web address makes no sense at all as it isn't useful at that moment.   

       When I read the title for this idea I thought it was for each person to choose and display a single word descriptor--meta tag--for themselves:   

       "Bristol: silly"   

       A true folksonomy.
bristolz, Apr 25 2005

       "My name is Eileen and I spit in annoying costumer's food".
Pericles, Apr 25 2005

       My guess is you get your description tag when you DO something that distinguishes yourself?
"Oh, yeah, you're Steve! (Steve & Mel). You're the ones who always call me Harry. I remember you!
"Harry" from my bad attempt at learning Vietnamese & accidentally trying to buy Heroin when I meant cigarretes.
Zimmy, Apr 25 2005

       I was thinking more of a re-writable badge which the user could re-write as distinguishing things happened to them. Although if it could be that easily changed, I would struggle not to try and slip in the occasional "and I probably hate you" remark.
hidden truths, Apr 25 2005

       I've never understood why only cheap downmarket eateries want you to know the name of the person serving you.
Basepair, Apr 25 2005

       Because high-class resturants recognise that you don't care.
hidden truths, Apr 26 2005


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