“Dropped into a maze, huh? I really am a lab rat, then.”
The other subjects arrived, and an announcement rang throughout the room, cold and impersonal.
“Your task is to get to the finish line first. The one who succeeds will receive a cash prize.”
Silence, anticipation, then...
It was over as soon as it had started. The finish line was only meters away, and everyone just sort of stood there, confused and angry.
He asked his friend about the experiment, days later.
“Oh, that? That was an experiment to test how people react to poorly designed psychological experiments.”