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Old 01-09-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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As others have noted, this isn't a "study," it's a marketing campaign. The results are meaningless. But putting that aside, what might explain why a group of ostensibly honest people (few tax cheats, little public corruption) would refuse to pay for a bottle of tea? Well, what immediately comes to mind is that Minnesotans are pretty cynical when it comes to p.r. stunts. If the intent of the display was pretty obvious -- treating the public like lab rats -- I could see some people reacting negatively and taking the tea just to mess with the experiment.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: In that state that's next to that other state which is below that other state next to the water
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I once left my brand new iPhone 5S in the bathroom at Mall of America and it was turned in to the visitor's desk. I wouldn't test that theory again, but that was pretty dang honest considering it was Mall of AMerica.
I think that that's pretty impressive and amazing! I definitely believe that it shows further proof that there are still good, honest people in this world and especially in Minnesota, at least in my opinion! I'm not saying this only because of your experience but your experience definitely played a part because it sort of confirmed, in a small way, that which I already believed to be true!
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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I think that that's pretty impressive and amazing! I definitely believe that it shows further proof that there are still good, honest people in this world and especially in Minnesota, at least in my opinion! I'm not saying this only because of your experience but your experience definitely played a part because it sort of confirmed, in a small way, that which I already believed to be true!
I have lived in 3 states and 3 provinces. I can tell you for sure that there are honest people and crooks everywhere. You just have to get lucky and have an honest one appear when you need them.
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