Showing off

Post date: Mar 30, 2011 8:05:34 PM

...nothing new in this post, but why do people show off? Does it always work in getting attention?

I don't think so. On the contrary, sometimes it works against it. On my recent trip to India, I got another chance to travel in business class and stay in a five-star hotel. The way (some) people behave in those places is strange. Or maybe It's me who is not a good fit for that kind of environment. I always say that certain things in this world are made by a particular type of people for themselves, and executive classes/places are one of them.

People trying to read newspapers during breakfast, shouting on small things... using their blackberries even if there is nothing new on that (I felt so). Doing random stuff with a pencil on some papers. Well... they may be doing real things on breakfast table but ... the real ones look real and can be separated from the ones just showing off :) so if you are just showing off be careful because someone knows it :)

At such places, I wish I can tell people the same way as Nassim Taleb tells a fellow passenger in First Class (in his book Black Swan) that he is a limousine driver.