Rich vs. Poor Prank: Who’s more honest in telling a blind guy he has the winning ticket?
Jag Singh, prankster and YouTube vlogger who goes by the username Johal, recently posted a hidden cam video of him wearing shades and holding a cane asking passers-by to see if his lottery ticket is a winner or not (which it is).
Surprisingly, the experiment showed that homeless people, although they desperately needed the $500 which the ticket guaranteed, tended to be more honest than people from “wealthier areas” of the city with one of the people in the video simply walking away with the prize, and another ‘kindly’ offering to help get rid of the “not lucky” ticket.
Homeless people who were caught on camera, on the other hand, not only did not ditch the young blind man who would obviously have been capable of doing nothing if they had decided to take off, but they were also sincerely happy for him.
As a reward for being so honest and helpful, they received $10 each which came at the right time; one of the homeless guys confessed that he hadn’t eaten since the previous day.
Jag Singh told RT that he was really surprised by the results of the experiment.
“I’m not sure but I feel like poor people have morals. They know what people go through when they lose money,” he noted. “It’s amazing to see that people who need money won’t take it while those who have jobs and steady income easily take money from you.”
This isn’t the first social experiment of the kind. A prankster from New York, dressed as a homeless guy, asked for money sitting on a street first with a sign saying that he was a single father and a little girl sleeping on his laps and then with another sign, reading: “Homeless need money for drugs, weed and alcohol.” The drug-user version of the prankster won more compassion among passers-by.