THE TWINKIE EXPERIMENT

When I was at Wal-Mart, I bought an eight-pack of Twinkies.

Today, I brought them back home with me to SJC. As an experiment, I taped one of them to my messageboard. Next to it, I wrote “Free Twinkie! Please, take it!”. I timed it to see how long before someone took it.

About five minutes after I put it up, I started surveillence by peeking out my peephole. Some guy totally passed it by. I waited but no one else came. I had other crap to do, so I left it to be.

Around 8:30pm, I came back to my room and it was gone. Total approximate time before it was taken? Three and a half hours.

What did that whole exercise tell me? I’m not really sure.

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