|Originally posted by Sushipunk |
This will sound stupid, but go and get a couple of part-time shifts a week working in a bar. Any bar, it doesn't matter, really. You'll be forced to deal with [all kinds of] people non-stop, and with your customers drinking, you'll find yourself in positions that are quite unexpected. <-- This part is a really good thing.
It does sound stupid, considering I really dislike bars, especially obnoxiously loud ones, which in the US are the only option in most areas. Also, I am terrible at distinguishing what people are saying when there's a crowd and noisy music, so I would suck as a bartender on that level even if I could get past the social aspect of interacting non-stop with demanding drunk people for hours.