I decided to replicate Stanley Milgram’s lost letter experiment to see what would happen.
I took ten envelopes, placed a couple sheets of paper inside, put my address on them, and put a stamp on them.
Next, I went around town and “lost” my letters. One was “lost” in the bathroom at Walgreens and another one was “lost” at the Walmart parking lot. I continued until all ten letters were “lost.”
Then I waited to see how many of my letters would come back to me. Would someone find my letter and put in the mailbox or would my letter end up in a trashcan?
I am happy to report, I received 80% of my letters over the next few days.