At "Duck Duck Goose", the first stop of the day, an elderly lady, who was walking by as I was looking for the cache, stopped to tell me that the whole park area is overrun by giant rats every night. I found that hard to believe, but at the same time, I was half-tempted to return to the scene later to see if it was true.
At "My Ice Cream Is Melting", a deli employee, who was making a cell phone call behind the deli, saw me looking around and asked what I was looking for. So I told him about the geocache. He thought it was a scavenger hunt and helped me look for it for a little while before heading back into the deli. I noticed from the cache logs that some geocachers hesitate when explaining geocaching to outsiders or make up an excuse. Of course, it's possible that the person to whom you explain geocaching will steal the geocache, but to my knowledge, no one to whom I've explained geocaching has gone and taken the geocache. It could be that I've been lucky and all those people were honest. Or it could be that they're living up to the trust I placed in them to leave the geocache alone. On the other hand, I don't think it was a good idea to place that geocache too close to the stores and restaurants anyway.