AnthrOMpology: The Study Of OM
A OneMethod Intern’s Anthropological Study
I have recently had the privilege of being accepted into the OneMethod tribe of advertisers. There are no words to describe the initiation ritual I had to endure that are publishable on the Internet. But to properly study your subject you must become one of the clan.
It’s Anthropology 101. Or something. I dunno. I studied Film.
My foray into this strange world has given me the opportunity to make a few interesting observations.
Firstly, the morning ritual is very important to the start of each day. Without the assignment of hunting and gathering tasks, the tribe would surely starve. So we come together, caffeinated beverages in hand, to start our day together. We are not unlike a group of unsightly orphans deciding the rules to a game of ‘Pick-Pocket the Foreigners’. Also, the morning ritual is apparently optional.
The second observation was a rather startling occurrence at first, but has since become second nature. As it turns out, a little mild racism keeps spirits high during the daily grind. We laugh and no tribe members are truly offended, but I suspect there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed, not far off in the distance. It’s really just a matter of time.
The third and probably the most defining feature of the tribe is that public humiliation is not only accepted; it is encouraged. If two members find themselves in a minor miscommunication, they will verbally spar in front of the tribe until one, red-faced, cedes defeat. An event such as this may take hours, or even days, to be resolved. On the other hand, such an event always produces better hunting and gathering results.
This is the basis for my pending thesis, but I will have to observe them a while longer to reach more thorough conclusions.
In all seriousness I’ve loved my first two weeks here at OneMethod, you guys are, in fact, the opposite of unsightly orphans.
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