So this rogue Brand Ambassador who made it his mission to turn the entire gig into his own comedy showcase, walks along the line-up of Brand Ambassadors in front of Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue, with his hands in a triangle formation like Jay-Z, saying “You are all inducted,”
while spouting witty one-liners about Alex Malley in the style of Chuck Norris Facts (e.g,”In High School, Alex Malley was voted the most likely to be most likely.”)
Working in marketing has had an interesting effect on my desire to distance myself from human contact and relationships. The shortage of socializing I’ve been doing recently has been corrected in the forced socializing and new points of contact I create during work. There is no option for isolation. To remove oneself from the group is to to one’s detriment. As a Brand Ambassador 95% of my job is talking to people. The other 5% is accessing the ability to stand for long hours and withstand extreme weather.
We live in a time when to completely detach oneself from human contact would require an insanely dedicated amount of effort and probably lots of money since survival is contingent on those we depend on to provide the services and goods we require. Maybe this is a good thing; Maybe it is what we need to not be able to be disconnected from each other.
Maybe the hyper connectedness is what will help us retain our humanity when we have chips installed in our arms to pay for things. Maybe chips installed in our arms would make it easier to get paid for work you did months ago? Because then maybe I’d consider it, I mean if I’m still having to wait weeks to get paid with a fucking rfid chip in my arm, I’m cutting my arm off.