“In the opening moments of this book, we find Fox summoning courage enough to continue her work. She is breaking the cue rule in an English public space, the better to see, exactly, what the cue rule is and how it works. (Roughly, the cue rule is, of course, “stand in line, wait your turn.” But of course with all social rules there is lots more to it than that. More below.) Oh, perfect. You want quiet fury, try breaking the cue rule in an English public space. Thus does the anthropologist sacrifice her happiness on our behalf.” —Grant McCracken on “Watching the English” by Kate Fox.
“Regardless of how a white person chooses to spend their year off, they all share the same goal of becoming more interesting to other people. Sadly, the people who find these stories interesting are other white people who are politely listening until they can tell their own, more interesting story about taking a year off.” —#120 Taking a Year Off « Stuff White People Like