Notes i took
My assignment was to set an object out and see if people would touch it. Not surprising, i found that people were not as trusting as you would want them to be. I sat in front of the public library about 10ft away from a can of bubbles that i had wrote "play with me" on top of. I watched as adult and kids walked by but no one would touch it. I opened the cap to see if when people could see that it really was just bubbles that maybe they would play with it. They did not. One girl went to the extent of moving it to the ground, not giving it a second thought, before she climbed on top of the pedestal the bubbles were placed on. Another young girl put her finger in the bottle as she walked by but did nothing else and kept walking. Eventually me and my friend realised that maybe we were sitting too close to the can and it was obvious that we were watching these people. We then moved the bottle onto the floor so that we would still be able to see it and moved about 30 ft away. Still no one touched it. One girl leaped over it. The first person to touch it was someone picking it up and moving it off the ground because I guess it was in their way. We decided to leave because we had been there for over an hour and still no one had touched it.
Overall it surprised me how much people either don't trust others or are afraid of being laughed at. Most parents told their kids no before even taking a second glance at the bottle. I learned that people would rather be boring than risk being embarrassed or taking a couple seconds out of their schedule to play.