Keeping an Eye Out
A couple of years ago, I read the story about the violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. He donned street clothes and a baseball cap and played his 3.5 million dollar Stradivarius for a while in a busy Washington DC Metro terminal. It was an experiment to see how many people would take notice in the midst of their bustling day. After an hour, this man who regularly gets $1000 a minute for his playing, received about $35 in tips in his violin case. While thousands passed by on their way to their busy day, a few people stopped to watch for a couple moments, and only one person recognized him.