Originally Posted by kennethpollock
I think that they are close.
I also think that after one eats in USA chain restaurants for more than 2-3 times, and still does not recognize the Giant Chains Hick Service being what it is, a phony, hyped, sales-pitch and robtic con-job, but thinking that the waiter really is being "personal" and genuinely warm and enthusiastic towards one, makes that person so naive, unworldly, mindless and unsophisticated as to deserve being called a REDNECK.http://www.answers.com/topic/bumpkin...nsophisticated
Let's try extending this logic to another form of human relationship and see if it comes off similarly crass and cynical:
"I also think that after one has had more than a few girlfriends, and still does not recognize female sexuality for what it is--a phony, contrived, gold-digging, transactional exchange of sex for money and status--but thinks that the woman is being 'loving' and genuinely warm and enthusiastic, makes that person so naive, unworldly, mindless, and unsophisticated as to deserve being called a redneck."
Who says these horrible unsophisticates don't realize what's going on? Just because many people play a game doesn't mean emotions can't be genuine. Plus, even when they aren't genuine, sometimes it's nice to pretend, no? If given a choice between a surly and subservient waiter who makes no effort to view me as anything more than a tip machine and a waiter who fronts as a friendly, engaging person in order to comply with corporate mandates... I can imagine many people choosing the latter despite knowing full well what's going on, because plenty of people prefer familiarity regardless. It makes them more comfortable, and that's part of what they look for in their dining experience.
I think that, rather than being ignorant, unsophisticated rednecks, most of them are probably operating one step beyond you. They just don't get bent out of shape about it.