The reactions are a study in variations in human personality and character.
A prank of this nature promises some very awkward moments, and it is difficult to imagine beforehand how you would react to a grown man walking up to you in a restaurant and asking for a bite of your lunch, especially when you are on a tight budget yourself. You might just be tempted to say "Back off, I'm just as hungry." And then you may want to soothe your conscience with a convincing argument: "Lazy bum, never done a day's work in his life."
According to Hales, he repeated the "can I get a bite of your food" prank several times at several restaurants in Orem, hoping he would get more "interesting" reactions from "actual people" as opposed to not-so actual people such as "nice Brigham Young University students."
He observes that "It's interesting to see how kind some people are to a total stranger, like this lady at the end."
Andrew Hale's other LAHWF
awkward prank videos include, Handshake Confusion
, Hugging People
, and Smelling People
The video posted to YouTube on February 17 has received over 100,000 views