I walked to the library from Lewis Hall in search of a piece of gum. Specifically, this piece of gum could not be pink. Nowadays, that’s not too difficult because most people carry mint gum instead of bubble gum. I first used a direct approach and asked the young man, with long brown hair at the front desk if he had a piece of gum that I could have. He said no, either because he didn’t want to give me any or he actually didn’t have any on him. Next, I saw two girls sitting at a table so I decided to go up and try them. I first said hello and asked if i could sit with them for a minute. I then introduced myself and they said their names were Hayley and Jenna. Hayley is blonde and wearing a tan cardigan. Jenna has dark brown hair and was wearing a pink t-shirt and black, square glasses. I asked if either of them had a piece of gum and Hayley said that she did. I then asked her if it was pink and she confusingly said no. Jenna asked, “What is the significance of it being pink?” That is when i explained to them that I had to go out and ‘scavenge’ for a piece of gum that wasn’t pink for a class in practicing talking to strangers. All in all, it wasn’t too difficult because many people do carry gum on them, and the girls were very nice and understanding.