On twitter a while ago, someone posted that they’ve never met a Scorpio that they’ve liked. My first response was that I’d love to meet her, just to prove her wrong. But I know I’d have a hard time being civil as I’d already feel like she’d made up her mind about me and that it wouldn’t matter. I also would want to slap her upside the head. It’s a small step from saying all Scorpios behave thus to saying all people of a certain ethnic group act a certain way.
So for today’s prompt, does one character prejudge people before they come in a room? Can you portray that in a way that it doesn’t come across negatively? How can you give them a wake up call if their assumptions about people are negative? Can it be a funny quirk? Could it be a positive assumption? Like believing that all tall people can play basketball or all Latins have great rhythm? To make it tricky, try writing a scene where all your character’s assumptions are shattered. How do they cope?