Narrator: Now listen to part of a lecture in a Sociology class on this topic.
Professor: Have you noticed how,
when a student gives a class presentation,
they might dress just a little more formally than usual.
Eh...For example, if you usually wear jeans and a T-shirt to class,
you might wear a nicer pants, a nice shirt or sweater because
you know, you're dressing up.
You want people to know,
even before you begin speaking, that you take this presentation seriously,
that you've come prepared, that you're a responsible student,
that you've got a good presentation for us.
You get the idea.
Or, Um, here is another example.
There was this one time where I knew I was going to be giving… the president of the university a ride.
It was to a meeting across town.
Anyway, the day before I was supposed to give him a ride,
I wasn't even aware of doing this.
But the day before I was supposed to give him a ride,
I took the trash out of the back seat and even had the car washed.
I suppose I was thinking in the back of my mind that,
you know, if my car was neat and tidy,
the president would think that I was responsible and respectful.
And then to top it off,
when the President got in the car,
I changed the radio to a classical station.
Now I don't even like classical music.
I guess I must have been thinking that the classical music would seem more sophisticated.