Alright guys and ghouls, now that Canada Day is out ouf the way, we shall continue with my bitching! Today's topic at hand: The Nod. You know when you see another alternative person and you nod at them as a way to say hello? We used to do this. Alright, not everyone used to do this but a lot of us did. I remember but I am wondering since when and why did we stop doing this?
I have noticed over the past couple of years that whenever I ran into a random alternative person on the street and I gave them a friendly nod, they never returned it! I swear, very recently, this one girl was staring right at me and walked away!
Are we that afraid of being judged by other goths or is it because we are too busy doing the judging ourselves?
Many local people are complaining that the local goth scene fading away and not like what it used to be. In a way, there are right and lets do something about it!
Will I ever stop nodding at fellow goths? No because I am sure one day, someone will nod back. I am also not a snob.
If you see me and you nod, I will acknowledge your nod back! If I give you a friendly nod, it is not to judge you or immediately become your BFF, I am simply acknowledging you. Not only by ignoring the other person you are being rude, it only further creates a rift in the subculture.
Remember, I am a mom and I always tell my son to be polite and to play nice so perhaps we all could use that same little lecture?
I do love the subculture and I will not leave any time soon. In fact, I really don't mean to sound all that bitchy (only a little bit). To be honest, the few times I actually did venture out to a club or a concert, I have met some very friendly, down to earth people who made me feel really comfortable. I just wish there would be more of them!
I challenge you to give your local goths a friendly nod today!
Good night Darklings!