Friday, October 01, 2010

what you see is what you get, or not


tony said...

It's Interesting & not what I'd expected.
I though the first person along would pick all the money!
Also, I expected a pick-up truck & a guy with a shovel........trying to replant the tree in their garden!

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.M.,
Oh! Yes, I was truly surprised
by the pedestrians response to the money tree...I wonder why [some people] by-passed the money tree?

A).To Good To Be True?
B.)To stop?
C.)Just not interested?

Thanks, for sharing the video too!
DeeDee ;-D

Tom said...

that's unreal.

and great!

karen said...

Thank you for a wonderful start to my morning with this vid.
I'm not surprised at all by the reaction.....some take for granted that trees are in their path to enjoy just as a tree....much less with money on it.

Thanks CM

John said...


Many people do not pay attention to their surroundings walking by oblivious to the world around them. Street criminals thrive on that and actually so do visual artists who pay attention to details that others do not.

Megan said...

yes, but where was this?

Magic Ding said...

The idea is so sweet, I just surprised why some people just passed by without even notice it. Then I begin to think that maybe we ignored so many amazing things/scenes in our life just because we so used to the normal routine. And sometimes afraid of changes.

Sam Juliano said...

This kind of behavior exists daily on the streets of New York, as the issue here is being "focused." The improbable could have taken hold in one's consciousness. Hence, any reaction is unsurprising.

Cynthia Monica said...

I love, love the idea of the "money tree". Reminds me a bit of the famous violinist who set up and played in the New York subway, and rarely did anyone pay attention. I just keep thinking of the quote, "stop and smell the roses"....seems we are all in our own little worlds....maybe a bit too much...

karen said...

How did I miss the Royksopp the last time I popped in. Totally good music...Royksopp's my latest crush! Thanks for the tunes to perk up my less than exciting evening. Always a pleasure visiting...

Coffee Messiah said...

tony: Expectations always let ya down ; (

dd: Not that it matters, but it's amazing what some people tend to see and not see, as you know.

tom: Was trying to figure where in chicago it was.

mg: Thanks for stopping by.

john: I learned those trick working the am hours at the paper.

md: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

sam: Seems that even here in the middle of nowhere it's like that too. Just the way people are, used to TVs and computers to tell them what to take notice of.

otl: She comes up with some good ones.