[Noisebridge-discuss] Upstairs door latch mechanism?

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 16:05:29 PST 2012


> Right, and I am decidedly /not/ a big guy. Imagine me trying to have
> that conversation, but on the street outside the gate. I don't think it
> would have gone well.

I've done this, at 3am. someone sort of followed me there from a party
(incidentally one where they had to eject one of our homeless residents
for drunkenness).  I'm a smallish female, although i usually wear baggy
clothes and boots.  It wasn't fun but it worked out ok.  I'm pretty
assertive though.

Since our constituency of preferred users includes many people who would
be uncomfortable with this type of confrontation, we probably want to
help deal with that!  I think that the more complicated it looks to get
in, the easier it would be to tell a person trying to follow you in that
they are not authorized for entry.  By creating a ridiculous rube
goldberg of Entry we can create a Flying Spaghetti Monster type
authority to appeal to when denying someone entry.  THE SCIENCE-DEITIES
OF ENTRY DENY YOU! I AM BUT THEIR HUMBLE SERVANT!

R.

On 2/10/2012 2:34 PM, David Estes wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com
> <mailto:shannon at scatter.com>> wrote:
> 
>     I'm a big guy, I speak in an authoritative tone, and he was
>     extremely deferential in exactly the way you'd expect from someone
>     meek unexpectedly encountering an authority figure, and I still
>     found the whole thing extremely awkward.  Even though there wasn't
>     any "unpleasantness," in the sense that nobody yelled or was
>     confrontational, it was still extremely socially awkward, put me in
>     a position of uncomfortable power distance, and was also very time
>     consuming -- I think it was a ten or fifteen minute conversation.
> 
> 
> Right, and I am decidedly /not/ a big guy. Imagine me trying to have
> that conversation, but on the street outside the gate. I don't think it
> would have gone well.
> 
> 
> 
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