David Allegretti and his mate Sean decided to conduct a little social experiment. They wanted to know just how far they could get by wearing official-looking hi-vis jackets. And based on his findings that he wrote up in an article for Vice, it seems that they got pretty far indeed.
David Allegretti and his mate Sean decided to see how far they could get by wearing official-looking hi-vis vests
They decided to test their stunt at the local movie theater, and guess what? They walked right in for free
“Sean even gave the ticket clerk a cheeky “g’day” on the way in,” wrote David. “We couldn’t believe how easy it was”
“There’s just something about uniforms that garner an almost naive trust. People trust uniforms. Most of us obey the word of those clad in uniforms”
And guess what? It worked! “All in all, the experience had just proved…that you’ll never know if you don’t try”