So I posted the following request to fiverr.com the other day:
If you’re not familiar with it, fiverr is a website where you pay people $5 to do any number of tasks, from getting you more Twitter followers to weird-ass videograms to resume help. It’s not exactly the first place you’d expect to find conceptual art. Which is precisely one of the reasons I find it so appealing.
I got 14 responses in a couple days, but ultimately I went with the user who seemed the most legitimately interested/willing, who goes by the handle saturnia.
As you can see from the receipt, she bought exactly $5 worth pudding. Which is kind of amazing and reminded me of this scene from Punch-Drunk Love:
"You can go to places in the world with pudding. That is funny."
tl;dr: I paid five dollars to see how a stranger would spend five dollars. And it was oddly rewarding.