january 12, 10:00pm, my experiment or yours?
MTurk payment: $0.30
Number responses: 8
Avg time/task: 5:58
Avg MTurk interaction rating: 2.25
After the previous night, I offer more money in an effort to attract more workers. As usual, I get to the bar a little early to make sure everything is running smoothly. Once I’m there, he texts me saying he will be a little late, so I sit at an empty table and wait. A pair of older guys approach and accuse me of stealing their table, then “offer” to share it with me. They sit down and start hitting on me in an extremely aggressive and insulting way, but I don’t want to leave the table because it offers a good amount of space for positioning my camera. I start the streaming and figure I might as well let the workers weigh in on the situation. The instructions are helpful only in passing the time, “smile”, “laugh”, “agree” they say. But the descriptions that I view later are interesting — even in the dark and noise of the bar, a lot of them seem to pick up on the aggressive and confrontational attitude of the men.
After 20 mins of sitting there while the men calling me cold and a bitch and a tease, my date finally arrives with a friend of his. They join us at the table and the two of them sit down unnecessarily close on either side of me, sandwiching me in uncomfortably tightly. I’m a bit surprised he would bring his friend along on a date, but figured he decided to make it more of a friendly thing, and decide to go along with it. I try to bring his friend into our conversation, but the friend barely responds, staring straight ahead while trying to fondle my purse. The other men are still at our table whispering together and laughing and pointing and staring at me.
Meanwhile, my date is telling me about how he likes making videos where he goes out in public and fucks with unsuspecting people. I start to wonder if this is what’s happening right now, the situation seems a little too excessive to be real. I feel annoyed and resentful thinking about the possibility that he could be messing with me like this. I wonder how it is different than what I am doing. Maybe I am a bitch. These nonstop dates with strangers and workers are really starting to wear on me. It’s late and I’m suddenly completely tired and I make some bad excuse and flee.
|time||how does she appear to be feeling?||how does he appear to be feeling?||rating||action||explanation|
|22:01||She is confused||Sorry for the harsh headline, but I’m having a hard time coming up with any other conclusion.||2||agree||yaa its very correct to know ladys choise|
|22:06||It was very hard to hear but they seem to be doing the getting to know you thing in a bar asking each other where they are from. I would say that the women appears to be feeling a bit awkward and confused.||The men appear to be a bit more self assured and more assertive. It was a bit confrontational and not done in a joking way when he asked her why she doesn’t have an accent.||2||smile||I would say give the interaction a few more minutes sometimes beginnings are awkward and see if things smooth out as they get to know each other a bit more. It never hurts to spend time meeting new people.However, if it continues to be a forced and haughty rather than a natural conversation to move on.|
|22:06||she feels embarassed||he feels strong||2||disagree||she has to oppose|
|22:08||She is filtering and having a good conversation going with guys, but she looks uncomfortable with it.||The Man is also filtering and looking to get insight of the women.||4||smile||Seems both are filtering and both seem to be comfortable with it. She can very well go ahead and continue with the conversation.|
|22:09||She appears to be defensive/non-committal. Her answers are a bit evasive and make little sense (in a bar, claims not to drink, responds with “I don’t know” to simple questions).”||He’s awkwardly aggressive in his questioning, given the fact the woman is a total stranger.||1||challenge||She isn’t obligated to answer some random guy’s questions. She should challenge what he’s doing (or just walk away).|
|22:14||I could hardly see anything in this video and barely make out what this woman was saying to the man. They seemed to be at a club or a party. I heard her saying something about her friends and she seemed to be a little bummed about something, but like I said, she was not clear, so I couldn’t hear and understand the whole conversation with her and the man she was talking to.||He was even harder to hear than the woman was, but from what I could tell he wasn’t being very helpful with any advice for her.||2||laugh||She seemed to be bummed about something or someone so it would have been nice to hear her laugh so that I could hear that she was brushing her problem/problems off.|
|22:17||The woman is having a good time , she is socializing and interacting with a man whom she probably just met at the gathering.Though there was too much background noise but the woman seemed to be in good mood and interested in the man.||The man seems be very chatty and excited at the prospect of woman’s interest in him.||4||smile||Even if the woman is interested in the person she should be cautious and not over eager to go ahead with him,so I think smile would just serve her to observe the person without seeming to be rude or too-eager.|
|22:18||The woman seems very uncomfortable and scared.||The man is very aggressive and loud.||1||challenge||Show him he’s not the boss.|