People keep saying this city is unfriendly so I decided to try an experiment. I am not a Scientist by any stretch of the imagination.
I decided today to smile at women today as an experiment. Of the 50 women I smiled at 28 gave me a mean look, 14 ignored me by pretending not to see me, 3 women gave me the finger, and 5 smiled back at me. This is a very unscientific study. I did note that of the women that smiled back at me 4 were over the age of 50 if that means anything. I shaved, wore a dress shirt, nice dress pants, and very nice shoes for the experiment. I wanted to look my best.
So I guess Vancouver isn't that unfriendly of a place if you can get 10% of the women to smile at a random stranger in a wheelchair.
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