I usually don't blog stuff from Boing Boing. But this is about a couple of girls from Livermore and the "experment" they did in Pleasanton, and so it resonates with me.
So these two preppy girls, one of them dresses up all goth, and they try to get job applications at Abercrombie & Fitch and Hot Topic. In Pleasanton, which means Stoneridge Mall. The verdict: Abercrombie spurns the goth and drools over the prep. Hot Topic is polite but indifferent to the prep. Presumably they are nicer to the fake goth.
Also, people in general are meaner to the fake goth, pulling their baby carriages away and suchlike. Such prejudice convinces the experimenter not to pretend to be a goth in the future. Too bad. If you check out the pictures, she's much better looking as a goth. Even the poll sidebar supports the fact that Goth Shannon is superior. Besides, she already bought all those clothes for the experiment. I wonder if the people at Hot Topic recognized her wearing the entire outfit she'd bought a few days before?
The moral of the story is that it's important what you look like, especially when it comes to job searching and baby-petting. These girls have a bright future as scientists who do those expensive studies to prove that common-sense things are true.