in my most recent type thread i mentioned my being unnerved by moral criticisms of ESIs as one of the reasons that i have come to doubt ILI. a prime example of this occurred today, which will serve as an accurate report of what actually happened rather than a distant memory.
i was performing in the band for my school's graduation this morning at lincoln center, a renowned concert venue. the maintenance staff at lincoln center follows very strict union rules, which basically state that the performers cannot move any of the equipment; if you want your chair moved three feet, you have to ask a guy to come move it rather than move it yourself. or else.
while setting up to rehearse a piece with the school choir, some union worker guy came and started moving things that were already in the appropriate places around. i asked him something to the effect of "why did you move my damn chair?" he evidently disliked my use of the word "damn" and complained about it to the choir director, a surefire ESI. the choir director subsequently brought the union worker over to me, forced me to apologize (which i did, rather blandly), and claimed that i had acted wrongly by stating the word "damn." she continued reaming me out for some thirty seconds to my complete indifference and the rehearsal continued without further interruption.
i should explain that i was indifferent primarily because i felt that her accusations that i had done anything wrong were totally off base. i believe that both the union guy and the chorus director overreacted completely. nonetheless, i was rather distraught by the choral director's criticism and, in a sense, refused to accept its truth in a manner that i interpreted to be more Ti than Te, sort of like that i was outraged that she would actually bring up the point and that she was therefore wrong.
this perhaps brings up the issue of whether profane language is actually something to be particularly restricted; i throw it around all the time for the most innocuous possible purpose, while other people might see it as taboo. nonetheless, i feel that there are elements of this situation that are definitely applicable to socionics. by the way that the union worker reacted, i saw him as an insanely over-reactionary asshole and i frankly couldn't care less what that idiot thinks. i'm more dismayed by the way that the ESI handled the situation, which was to impose an arbitrary and (IMO) completely unjust moral standard.
what do you people make of all of this?