Twice recently I found myself walking in the city carrying a bunch of flowers in my arms. On both occasions i was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who spoke to me. The girl working the street for Save The Children shouted Nice Flowers! as I passed. I got them for my birthday I said over my shoulder. Happy Birthday! she shouted after me. Passers-by, sales assistants, waitresses, an elderly man at the bus stop, a woman beside me as we waited to cross the road....
Love the flowers!
They're my favourites.
The first bunch were a birthday gift, the second I bought for myself (in the name of research you understand) to test if it was true that people spoke to me more if I was carrying flowers!
It made the city feel a friendlier place and cheered me almost as much as the flowers did, if not more.
Why not try it out? (and report back!)