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Norms are rules that are understood by people in a society or group but when a person violates these rules they are known as deviant Norms are important to guide our society and allows social control Progress is not possible without deviation from the norm-Frank Zappa Waiting in line is a popular universal norm that is learn as a child Since many businesses work with a rst come rst served system with lines it is not rare to have cutting in linesMy goal is to see the reaction of a group of people when I make an effort to pay for an items disregarding the line at the checkout I choose to do this experiment at a local store with random customers This group would be a secondary group because I do notknow them personally and also this is a voluntary group because I decide who I would be conducting the experiment towards People tend to cut a line because they are in a hurry or dont have the patient to wait in line I am not sure what kind of sanction I will get but I can predict that I will get a negative reaction and be probably confrontedI observedthe interaction among people in the store before conducting my experiment and determine some underlined norms or social expectation when in line arepeople tend to keep out of others personal space move quicker when at checkout counter leaving and line and returning back can be a form of cutting and moving to let people pass through I had a friend of mine record me while line cutting so I would be able to go back and look at peoples reaction With a cart full of grocery I walked toward the checkout station nervous and hesitant When I saw a gap in the line I quickly moved my cart in front of two people male and female and put my item on the counter
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