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When struggling to make ends meet at university, many students look for weird and wonderful ways to make a few extra quid.
But writer and actress Nicole Stamp may have told the best story of all when it comes to going the extra mile for an easy dollar.
Stamp shared a story on Twitter, which has inevitably gone viral, detailing her allegedly participating in a science experiment after being allured by a $15 an hour fee.
She describes how it all started off seeming very innocent, with a bowl of newly baked cookies for her to eat.
My university roommate just reminded me that one time, in first year, I signed up to be a guinea pig in a psycholog… https://t.co/DA1DnBdbqc — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
The rate was $15 for an hour. I was brought into a small blank room with a computer and a plate of tiny cookies on… https://t.co/ZHiH8pk0sK — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
The cookies were great AND they had been microwaved, so they were warm and chewy, just excellent. I had a couple. — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
The researcher asked me to do a quiz
It was about body image.
How often did I feel fat? How often did I work ou… https://t.co/vJ4wBoAZcu — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
no no and no. I have never really had the willpower or interest required to sustain any kind of diet and I really l… https://t.co/D5iTtcomzz — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
I finished the quiz and they were like "ok we need to go get the next activity but we left it in the other lab- can… https://t.co/b2KkLVVqAX — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
Then the researcher came back and was like "ok you can go now"
and I was like "what about the other part of the e… https://t.co/1Q8H5YePZJ — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
And I had a flash of insight: "Wait. There WAS no other activity. The real experiment was to count how many cookies… https://t.co/4D1hW7HVcZ — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
And I was like "Wait, was that quiz intended to fat shame me into eating fewer cookies? Like was the hypothesis, "W… https://t.co/WH20660bfC — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
And she was like "uhhh that's not how we phrased it, but... yes"
And I was like "Does it usually work?"
And she w… https://t.co/VFS6tZyH77 — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
I felt kind of.... proud.
And then to make things even better, then she handed me my $15! — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
As I left I was like, "Hey can I take a few more of them there cookies?"
And she was like NO — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
So that's the story of the best science experiment I ever ruined.
It seems unethical to try to get people to feel… https://t.co/p7MnWxX2gf — Nicole Stamp (@Nicole Stamp)
So there you have it folks: don't try this at home. Or maybe do. Definitely do in fact.
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