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.