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What do you think about this stunt or action?

Asked by truecomedian (3932points) October 12th, 2010

I use to live in Chicago, and it get’s cold in the winter, very cold. I used to go to the Art Museum there on Michigan Ave. I’d go in the dead of winter wearing my down jacket with just a wife beater tank top underneath. I would check my jacket in at the Museum and walk out to the street and stand on the sidewalk. I would light up a smoke and nonchalantly smoke it. People would walk by and assume I was homeless and had no winter jacket. I would get the strangest reactions from people, it was a riot. People would offer me money, and try and help me out somehow. I could stand the below zero degree chill for about as long as that cigerette, then I would go inside and enjoy the art.

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11 Answers

rangerr's avatar

What is the point of this story?

ducky_dnl's avatar

I’m with rangerr. I guess I find it silly?

meiosis's avatar

I think two things.

1) to elicit the compassion of strangers for your own private amusement is distasteful and bizarre.

2) you should stop smoking.

Cruiser's avatar

So that was YOU!! Truthfully I am surprised anyone here even noticed.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I think that it’s pretty cool that you can stand below zero temperatures, but if you have to have a cigarette to do it then not so great.

Did you ever except the money?

Likeradar's avatar

I think whatever the emoticon for eyeroll is.

YARNLADY's avatar

It might be a good idea for people who get their income from hustling on the street, but otherwise it sounds pretty silly to do it for entertainment.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I think it’s entirely forgettable, uninteresting, and not in the least amusing.

truecomedian's avatar

Ok I get it, it was a lame thing to do. But I did it at first because the cold felt good, then I noticed how people reacted and I thought it was funny. If you factor in how cold it was, it was a “had to be there” kind of thing. I wouldn’t do it again, couldn’t. Thanks for the answers.

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