Now, for today in Foundations we went around asking "no less than 10 people" what they care about. I was partnered with Claire and we set about towards the plaza between Whole Foods and MCC.
Right away I saw two older lasses walking along the sidewalk, we pounced on them asking if they'd do it. The shorter friend was hesitant but the taller lady in red was all gusto for it. They gave us some cliche' answers but it was all good- if that's what they care about, that's what they care about.
|Lass on right said "people environment" other gal "world peace"
After that we spotted three gal friends hanging out near the rear end of their car, I approached and told them about our assignment- 2 of them were for it but the other friend was adamant saying she "wasn't from Seattle."
|Lady on left "+friends!" and on right "my family"
|"Children's theatre! :)"
|"Third World Engineering"
After that we hopped merrily along down the steps to Whole Foods, we tried to ask this one asian couple but the poor fellow said "I'm sorry, no english" I apologized and told him it was alright. Since there were some other fellow Cornish children also outside of Whole Foods we decided that we'd try the inside of Whole Foods. Little did we know how "in a hurry" everyone would be- we even asked this one guy who was simply standing and looking at cooking utensils and he said he was in a hurry. After dallying for awhile in Whole Foods and coming across someone who didn't have time to spare we headed over to the Customers Service guy- he didn't look busy. But when we told him what we were doing he told us he'd have to call the manager, after doing so he told us that he couldn't (he didn't seem very into the whole idea anyways).
Becoming desperate I jokingly look at the red car they have parked in Whole Foods and said "and what do you care about?" I then got all excited and told Claire that I just interviewed the car and it said it wanted "Clean Energy!"
Thinking we were just about out of luck about interviewing a real person we spotted a guy ordering a sandwich and I thought "Ok, this guy is ordering food and he has to wait, surely he'll have free time." Again, we approached, told him what we were up to aaaand KA-CHING! He was all for it. After getting the piece of paper and pen though he pondered for awhile. The guy who was making his sandwhich (and apparently was friends with him) asked us what we were making "the poor kid" do. We told him that he was supposed to write down what he cared about and the sandwhich guys smiled and said "Well it aint me or you guys that's for sure" and he laughed, after a bit he then leaned over the counter facing the guy who was writing down now what he cared for and said, "hey, I wasn't being mean, I'll get you a cocktail later." I don't know if the guy even heard what he said in the first place but he came back over and had what he cared about in little words up near the corner. So, pose, click, thanks, done.
|"-The conservation of Pacific Northwest wilderness."
|"Sunshine and Cigarettes!!!"
Deciding that it'd be a good time to go check back on our Clover House friend we ran back up the stairs and made a b-line over there. Seeing us come back in she got the ready for us to do our thing. And *snap* another person down on what they cared about.
|"My Family"- and Claire did a good job on getting the Clover House logo as well aha.
Well, we needed 3 more people (since Claire decided it'd be better to have the 2 people pictures only count as one person). Going back down the stairs we went over to Bank of America. Claire was worried that we wouldn't be able to take a picture because it was a bank, but I shrugged it off and decided to take a chance. Upon entering it was rather desolate, rounding a corner we spotted life- behind what I can only assume is bullet proof glass. The guy there was rather jittery about the project. We handed him the paper in that box that's between them and us- and we have to close the window before he can open his. He wrote it down and began to hand it back to us, but we told him we had to take a picture of him. Well, that just made him back off right away, luckily for him another gal behind the glass said we couldn't take his picture for "security reasons." I looked at Claire with a "you were right" look and we make our leave. When we went around the previous corner I stuck his answer behind some glass and Claire took a picture. Ha bank of America, we got our picture.
|"I care about out customers!!"- does anyone else feel like he didn't answer honestly?
I leave you with a quote about work.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."