Fun fact: while being usually very well paid due to a number of reasons including skill and the nature of the job, executioners were considered "dirty" in most European societies, to the point where you were not supposed to interact with them, touch them, or even use the same gate as them. Despite this, they were usually respected by the community, even if at a distance
@Cabbage Salesman, it’d take a serious set of stones to disrespect the person whose literal job was to kill people for the government
@Cabbage Salesman, so a job where people are supposed to avoid you??? Why did we get rid of this job?
@Cabbage Salesman, theres a lot of evidence suggesting those customs were never intended, like in human psychology it's not strange at all for a "violent" member of a tribe to be socially distanced by others while harbouring no ill feelings on either side. Like we accept necessary evils, but it would not be beneficial to survival to bond with "violent" people, but it would be beneficial to stand behind them. So most likely these customs naturally formed themselves and then we made sense of it by calling it a custom. Now that's only a historic theory, since we can never know for sure
@Cabbage Salesman, im seeing mixed signals here...
"you make my limbs go numb"
"my heart lies all open in front of you"
"you make my pain go away forever"
"nobody cared who I was before I put on the mask"
"You take my breath away."
"When I'm with you I lose my head."
Any other lines?