Meet sandy. He is a homeless man living in Austin, Texas. He is not an alcoholic and doesn’t take drugs. He is a regular guy who became homeless through circumstance.
YouTube bloggers QuietAssassins conducted a social experiment with Sandy.
They recorded Sandy ‘pan-handling’ on the streets of Austin to see the reaction he gets from passers-by when he is dressed in scruffy clothes. Although homeless, Sandy does not pan-handle on the streets normally.
Then they dress him in a suit, he gets a smart haircut, and looks like a ‘normal’ working person. He hits the streets again and does the same thing.
The difference in people’s reactions is quite astonishing. Watch the video to see what happens, and to learn a little more about the experiment.