32 Weird Things Everybody Does

There are just certain things we don’t admit that we all do. It’s either that or society collapses. [via buzzfeed]

 

   

         

              

15 responses to 32 Weird Things Everybody Does

  1. 4 and 10 are 100% me. Once I was afraid to leave Big Lots without buying something because I’d been looking around for so long. So I made myself buy something, even though I didn’t need anything.
    Also, I very often have to watch videos on YouTube several times because I get distracted by my own thoughts.

  2. These definitely aren’t all universal, but yeah, I really relate to the one about leaving a store empty-handed. It’s one of the most consistently irrational things I do. If I haven’t taken anything, why am I wracked with anxiety when I approach the security-tag sensors? I guess it’s just further confirmation that preventing people from having mistaken impressions of me is more important than anything I actually do in my life.

    And it’s so much worse if I’m wearing a long coat, or if I’ve been walking to multiple stores and I carry one or more bags into another store, only to find they don’t have what I’m looking for. I could assuage the store’s suspicions by asking someone about that item, but that would require interacting with a human being and making myself look like a moron who can’t navigate the well-marked aisles of a department store.

    I’m not a well-adjusted person, is what I’m saying.

    1. “preventing people from having mistaken impressions of me is more important than anything I actually do in my life”

      I fully relate to this statement.

      Also, I consciously take both my hands out of my pockets as I am leaving the store to “prove” I’m not holding on to something stashed in there.

      1. “Also, I consciously take both my hands out of my pockets as I am leaving the store to “prove” I’m not holding on to something stashed in there.”

        Same. Bleh.

        1. When I was younger I used to have my black freinds go into a store first and walk around looking shifty, then came in afterward and shoplifted.

          It worked WAY too well.

    2. I turned 49 yesterday and let me tell you, prepare to feel like this your whole life because the feeling never goes away.

      Sometimes though, since I know I’m innocent, for a cheap thrill I tell myself I’ve put something in my pocket as I approach the detector things or security cameras at the store’s entrance just so I can more fully enjoy the feeling of sweet relief when I walk out and nothing happens.

  3. I can’t do anything meaningful while holding a phone.
    My dumbass spend a couple years having to cut conversations short with my boyfriend b/c I was too focused on what I was doing to talk any good

    Now I use Bluetooth headphones and I can start doing shit I’ve been putting off for days so easily if I’m on the phone with him 🙂

    1. Same. It got to the point where I didn’t even think about it anymore. I just accepted that with each succulent bit-o-honey I consumed, there would be some paper.

    2. My poor little sister… I was an evil child and had her convinced for over a year that the wax paper (all of it) was part if the candy.

  4. Very interesting things.I can definitely identify with some of those things.I believe most of us can say we have experienced at least one!

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