Just another day of social experimenting over here. I would say that I am pretty decent to strangers. For the most part, I try to make eye contact and smile. Today, I made a conscious choice and:
I said “hello” to everyone I passed on the street.
Back at the lab, I used my T-I 83 to compute that the result was a low 40%. That is, 4 out of 10 people returned the hello. Furthermore, those that chose not to say hello back weren’t the least bit regretful. (NOTE: only seeing 10 civilians might seem like a short list, but keep in mind I have a 45 second commute to work).
Try it today- it was fun. And depressing.
Fun factor: 6