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(Oddity Central)   To show how the upper crust of society has it easy, art student disguises herself as a socialite and lives the highlife in Beijing for free   (odditycentral.com) divider line
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5025 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Dec 2021 at 10:35 AM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-08 8:34:35 AM  
Young, attractive and confident will get you into all kinds of places in life. Story is a repeat from [the entirety of human history].
 
2021-12-08 8:42:59 AM  
hot privilege
 
2021-12-08 8:44:51 AM  
Why would you stop?
 
2021-12-08 8:52:02 AM  
Seems normal. I also lived off free food and wine at seminars and performances during university.
 
2021-12-08 10:39:44 AM  
Well that link is FUBAR.  It started loading weird ass pages on me.
 
2021-12-08 10:39:56 AM  
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2021-12-08 10:40:03 AM  
3/4 of homeless people are men. Try the experiment again with a man and see how long it takes before he's arrested.
 
2021-12-08 10:40:30 AM  
I'm going to need to see more footage from this particular day
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2021-12-08 10:41:19 AM  
It's amazing how cheap it is to be rich, and how expensive it is to be poor.
Celebrities, amongst the people who can most easily afford a fancy dinner, get comped all the time. They get sent "care packages" in the off chance the celeb might be seen with a product a company wants to sell.
 
2021-12-08 10:41:42 AM  
1) Surely that means she _is_ a socialite, not just someone disguised as one?
2) Pretty young women are in demand.  That's really not news.
 
2021-12-08 10:42:58 AM  

cwheelie: I'm going to need to see more footage from this particular day
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You'll need to send her some tokens.
 
2021-12-08 10:43:15 AM  
As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.
 
2021-12-08 10:45:15 AM  
The problem with this "art project" is that the results will be twisted to show that "Capitalism is inherently evil and unfair to the general population" whereas (repressive, authoritarian, and inherently corrupt) "Chinese Communism is the best kind of Communism".
 
2021-12-08 10:45:49 AM  
Being poor is very expensive. Once you get rich it's easy to stay there, and there's a lot of free perks.
 
2021-12-08 10:46:57 AM  

SuburbanCowboy: It's amazing how cheap it is to be rich, and how expensive it is to be poor.
Celebrities, amongst the people who can most easily afford a fancy dinner, get comped all the time. They get sent "care packages" in the off chance the celeb might be seen with a product a company wants to sell.


And the gift bags they get at award shows all types of high end stuff worth $1000s of dollars. I think one year a bag at the Oscars was worth a couple hundred thousand.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:06 AM  
Reality: Everyone thought she was and escort/prostitute.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:27 AM  
FTA: While many appreciated her three-week project as an artwork, many criticized her for abusing her own privilege - being a student at Beijing University - to make the experiment possible

Oh the irony of being criticized of abusing your privilege when your art is literally abusing privilege  .
 
2021-12-08 10:49:41 AM  
Interesting.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:41 AM  

RTOGUY: 3/4 of homeless people are men. Try the experiment again with a man and see how long it takes before he's arrested.


For men, over 35, expensive suit, shoes, cologne, a good haircut and and attitude like you own the place.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:43 AM  

SuburbanCowboy: It's amazing how cheap it is to be rich, and how expensive it is to be poor.
Celebrities, amongst the people who can most easily afford a fancy dinner, get comped all the time. They get sent "care packages" in the off chance the celeb might be seen with a product a company wants to sell.


There was a Sopranos episode about this. It did not end well for Lauren Bacall.
 
2021-12-08 10:49:52 AM  

edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.


So how many jewel heists have you pulled off?
 
2021-12-08 10:51:56 AM  

edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.


This,

I've gained access to a lot of places by looking like I belonged there.
 
2021-12-08 10:52:52 AM  
I've been living the High Life for years.
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2021-12-08 10:54:56 AM  
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2021-12-08 10:55:17 AM  
I used to go to the Taco Bell corporate cafeteria when I worked around the corner.  The guys at the security desk would stand up when I came in the front door but I'd walk past them without making eye contact like I belonged there and they'd sit back down because it wasn't worth the hassle.  Wasn't free food, tho.  Had to pay.  But they did have options from every brand, some of which weren't available anywhere else on the west coast.
 
2021-12-08 10:55:48 AM  

edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.


If all you want to do is get in places you don't belong, just wear an orange safety vest, hardhat and carry a clipboard.

But yes, you're absolutely correct, older white guy with a good suit does get special treatment.

/Personally, I loathe suits and ties.
 
2021-12-08 10:56:17 AM  
A clipboard, a roll of construction drawings and the correct attitude can get you in anywhere.  Anywhere.

Yeah they sent me down saying the fifth fetzer valve in the basement is having some flow issues.  Can you radio someone to let me in down there?
 
2021-12-08 10:56:29 AM  
I'm a nudist and this rarely works for me.
 
2021-12-08 10:58:37 AM  

Salmon: I'm a nudist and this rarely works for me.


It's because you are always swimming against the stream, you rebel.
 
2021-12-08 10:59:12 AM  

Salmon: I'm a nudist and this rarely works for me.


pics or GTFO
 
2021-12-08 11:02:14 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Salmon: I'm a nudist and this rarely works for me.

pics or GTFO


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2021-12-08 11:02:55 AM  

RTOGUY: 3/4 of homeless people are men. Try the experiment again with a man and see how long it takes before he's arrested.


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2021-12-08 11:03:17 AM  

cwheelie: I'm going to need to see more footage from this particular day
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Odd request, but I don't kink shame.
 
2021-12-08 11:03:29 AM  

fsbilly: Reality: Everyone thought she was and escort/prostitute.


Not really. More likely a young girl with parents who have too much money and who will finance the kid's every whim. So the sales staff will jump on someone like that because she may come back and buy something outrageously expensive.

I've seen kids like this in Canada - driving stupidly expensive cars and buying things for really crazy prices.
 
2021-12-08 11:04:06 AM  

jjorsett: edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.

So how many jewel heists have you pulled off?


And can you introduce me to Catherine Zeta-Jones, please?
 
2021-12-08 11:09:15 AM  
Also having a hot girlfriend with even a small group of hot well dressed friends or even without the friends can get you in a lot of places. You have to keep your shiat together too obviously.

I've been to clubs where some NFL guys showed me their bill that was well over $10,000. All our bottles were free.
 
2021-12-08 11:09:34 AM  

RTOGUY: 3/4 of homeless people are men. Try the experiment again with a man and see how long it takes before he's arrested.


I could see it working with the right attitude and wardrobe.  Agree it could be harder.
 
2021-12-08 11:12:51 AM  

mongbiohazard: Being poor is very expensive. Once you get rich it's easy to stay there, and there's a lot of free perks.


In a lot of ways sure, but I remember back when WiFi was a perk my wife and I planned a cheap vacation and spent one night in a fancy place and 2 nights in a cheap place.  The cheap place had wifi included for free and the fancy place charged extra for it.

I know this story doesn't mean that much but I did find it interesting at the time.
 
2021-12-08 11:14:20 AM  
But but but...socialism/communism is "everyone is equal"

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2021-12-08 11:16:04 AM  
Hey girl.... free lunch at Costco!
Free days at gyms if you want to take the tour and consider membership. Hit a different one every day.
Ladies nights at bars, no cover! You'll probably get free drinks.
 
2021-12-08 11:20:12 AM  
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I'm not sure she would get kicked out of anywhere, really.
 
2021-12-08 11:25:27 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Seems normal. I also lived off free food and wine at seminars and performances during university.


So did I. But I didn't stuff my face, or gorge food.

I ate food like a normal human, not a pig.

/so did the girl in the article, it was just written like crap.
 
2021-12-08 11:28:47 AM  

SuburbanCowboy: It's amazing how cheap it is to be rich, and how expensive it is to be poor.
Celebrities, amongst the people who can most easily afford a fancy dinner, get comped all the time. They get sent "care packages" in the off chance the celeb might be seen with a product a company wants to sell.


"Influencer" culture started with the proliferation of the ridiculous goody bags at awards shows in the 90s and aughts.
 
2021-12-08 11:28:53 AM  

edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.


I think we covered you at our last security briefing.
 
2021-12-08 11:31:31 AM  

EvilEgg: Why would you stop?

For her, this experiment was work, with the goal of finishing a project, graduating and establishing herself as an artist.

Also, possibly, she has some scruples and would rather not be a freeloading socialite.
 
2021-12-08 11:32:58 AM  

RTOGUY: 3/4 of homeless people are men. Try the experiment again with a man and see how long it takes before he's arrested.


In the US it's 61% are male, which isn't 3/4ths.

And 40% of those are veterans, which is horrible. They tend to skew male as well.

In China though I'm not sure why you would think that doing this experiment as a male wouldn't work, do you believe women in China have deferential treatment compared to men?
 
2021-12-08 11:34:58 AM  
For most of May of this year, the young student slept on plush sofas in the lobbies of five-star

That really doesn't sound too luxurious.
 
2021-12-08 11:35:54 AM  

Mr_Vimes: cwheelie: I'm going to need to see more footage from this particular day
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You'll need to send her some tokens.


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/Done
//whar pics?
///whar
 
2021-12-08 11:37:48 AM  
Ma'am you have to leave...

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...when you are good and ready to leave....
 
2021-12-08 11:38:42 AM  

Joe USer: edmo: As a pasty, older white man, all I have to do is put on a tie and people start saying "good morning sir" and so forth. It is very easy to walk where I don't belong. Part of it is military bearing which has carried over from way back. I act like I belong, I walk with purpose, and I dress a little better than everyone else and that's all it takes.

If all you want to do is get in places you don't belong, just wear an orange safety vest, hardhat and carry a clipboard.

But yes, you're absolutely correct, older white guy with a good suit does get special treatment.

/Personally, I loathe suits and ties.


If you can act like you belong there and have a clipboard that's all you need.
 
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