10am - 12:10pm
I coordinated my “Do Nothing Experiment” at the entrance of Target on a
Saturday evening. Fortunately I had picked a good hour, because it was pretty busy.
People came in with their kids, spouse, or friends. Most of them looked rushed as they
hurried to get a cart and speed walk to their destination, but a few of them looked
relaxed as they stopped at starbucks to grab a drink, and browsed the $1, $3, and $5
section. As far as I know no one noticed me, I had 2 people glance over at me for a split
second, but went on with their shopping without a word or a smile. Everyone was to
busy with their needs to try and focus on what i was doing I guessed.
My thoughts before the experiment was I didn't want people thinking
weirdly of me. I questioned myself as i drove to target, “ Will they stare?” , “ Will
someone say something?” I was very nervous. As i got there and just stood there i tried
not to think too much as the assignment told so. Although, i did feel very self conscious,
somewhat embarrassed as well, but i did notice that i became extremely aware of my
surroundings. I saw everyone's face expressions and mannerisms as they spoke with
the ones who accompanied them to the store, as well as the employees how they
interacted with the customers. After the 20 minutes were over i f...