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I Enjoy People-watching

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    Cool Breezes

    There is a large library near my office building. Every summer I make sure to eat lunch on its steps just to remind myself of just how much of a melting pot NYC is. The smells of dirty water dogs and pretzels and pizza and burgers all wafting in the sizzling summer heat...
    doitagain doitagain 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    People Watching

    i love going downtown, to a mall, a store, a grocrey store, to a park, or even to an airport. you never know what ur going to see. people fasinte me, i absolutely love to watch them. there are so many diffrent types.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F Jul 10, 2009

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    Nosy, Ain't I?

    I am highly curious about everything, including people. So, when I'm out there in the world, I people-watch. :-) Though, I don't want to freak out others, with my staring, so I figured out a way to look but don't directly look. A spy tactic. They never figure out that I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    I just love watching people just walk around

    and I love it when I catch hem doing something weird or embarrassing<3
    Akeile Akeile 16-17, F Feb 4

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    So Much Mystery :)

    i just realized recently that i absolutely love people watching. i love sitting by the window, enjoying a cup of coffee and just watching people go by. i always think it's the funniest when the people stare back, looking all confused, and i just laugh. i always try to figure them...
    JKLivinLily JKLivinLily 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    The Coffee Shop Diaries

    It's 1:30 in the afternoon, and I'm sitting in a downtown coffee shop shop watching the people file past. Its amazing to just sit and watch as people pass and marvel at the mass of humanity we see every day. I will admit that as a man, I do admire the beauty that passes my way on...
    searchingforknowledge searchingforknowledge 46-50, M May 22, 2013

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    I Love Watching People Too. They Are So Different. They Are Right About Woman Are From Venus And Men Are From Mars.

    I am a old man. I have missed out with everything in life. I worked to much.
    bigporkygeorge bigporkygeorge 66-70 Mar 4, 2013

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    And I Even

    make up little stories for all of them; where they're going, where they've been, what their job is, what their family's like etc etc. it's fun.
    juniper juniper 21-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    On a busy part of the Thames Embankment I.

    London somewhere between the City Hall and Tower Bridge there is this weird sculpture, I think it you'd call it. It looks like it might be a dinosaur's egg; it is upright on the ground. It has a name which I can't recall. It's amusing to watch people's reactions to this thing...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Mar 16

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    People-watching? ...

    People-watching? what is that exactly? Well, I suppose I am, I usually take my sketch book with me when I go to the mall with friends and sketch peoples of the busy people while they shop... I also make cartoons inspired from people at my university (a.k.a of my professors...
    yoyo101 yoyo101 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2008

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    I sometimes go to the mall,

    sit on a bench, and watch people walk by. I've been known to sit for an hour of two and just sit and watch. I even developed a character that walks and talks a certain way. I give credit to this by watching people.
    reverandron01 reverandron01 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    All the Time

    I people watch all the time. I always sit and watch and u can learn so much about peoples actions and emotions. Its like being at the zoo lol... i dont know if im curious or just nosey but i wanna now who they r..where r they going ? whats their life like? what do they look like...
    ava12982 ava12982 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Wonder What They Are Like?

        One of My favorite pasttimes is people watching.  I can easily spend hours watching my fellow human beings as they walk, talk, argue, laugh and display emotions right out there in front of me as if they were on stage and I was their audience.  It is...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 33 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    Sitting in a cafe alone with my sunglasses on

    drinking coffee and watching him as he watch her... She's talking to another guy who is her lover....I can tell by the way she touch him and he touch her that they are lovers He's watching her every jester and moves Trying not to be notice I can see the wanting in his eyes...
    Starrmoonchild Starrmoonchild 36-40, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Watching People

                                   i enjoy watching people. especially if you are at a mall or some place very busy. i get a real kick...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Staring At People

      My wife and I both like to people watch and sometimes we are both guilty of staring. What’s even funnier is that we both have passed the habit to our little one. We have caught ourselves, all three of us now, at restaurants off in lala land staring at some...
    maxxcrash maxxcrash 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    It doesn't matter if it's at the airport,

    out on the soccer pitch, a restaurant, or anywhere else. If there are people I'm guilty of watching everyone. Sure it's my anxiety and my general distrust for people, but it's also the women, damn, I enjoy watching them. The other thing is I think people are funny. They do...
    brian29715 brian29715 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Living Room

    While I do enjoy people watching (people do the weirdest stuff when they think no one is looking!), I find it awkward. Especially when someone catches you. Some of my favorite places to people-watch is on the bus, and at the mall. It's much easier to do on the bus 'cause it's the...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Sep 24, 2011

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    People-watching

    I like to go outside in the town and just look at everyone and what they're doing. I also like to make up little lives for them, so when you see a family for four for example, you've got the angry dad who hates his kids and wants to go home and watch the football game on his big...
    Dexagon Dexagon 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Alone Time

    I do tend to retreat in the middle of a busy or stressful day and people watch.  Sitting on a wall, in a cafe, even in my apartment looking out at the busy street below.  I think it is a form of distraction to me, my thoughts get carried with them as they walk further...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 23, 2008

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    People Watching

    I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone...
    nokindwords nokindwords 18-21, F Mar 18, 2013

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    It's Entertaining

    Doesn't matter where. A mall. A coffee shop. Where ever.It's like spying on others.It's a learning thing. Fashion. Attitudes. You can make up stories about what they are doing. Right or wrong.Ah, imagination.Guess it's more about me and my mind than about others.Maybe it is...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    It stunts me so much.

    This thing we call people-watching. All it takes is to sit down somewhere, and watch people go by. Watch all their differences. You can someones mood JUST by watching them closely. Our world takes for granted some of the things we can do. Like this, this is one good example. We...
    xturtlex xturtlex 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Because We a Strange Bunch...

    I like to watch people wherever i go... At a swimming pool, the beach, in the mall at lunch time, a social gathering, the pub or even an office meeting. Wheter people are doodling or talking or walking or flirting... You can read so much about people just by watching. Are they...
    simplyus simplyus 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    It is like you are some FBI officer spying on

    someone analyzing the case lrofile
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Aug 7

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    Watching On the Job.

    Some years ago, while filling in the gaps between real jobs, I worked as a security guard for a basketball team in Minnesota. I really don't care for sports at all however the thing I loved about the job was the people watching! It was amazing, such a wide range of people came to...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M Feb 17, 2008

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    Sometimes,

    I'll be at the store, and I'll just start making up the story of some random person's life.  It's quite entertaining. It's especially fun to watch a couple that is together and try to figure out what they're saying to each other...  I'm just too nosy and have no...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Cafe Quiets

    I love people watching. Sitting at a cafe in Narbonne and watching the world go by. Thinking about their lives, the strangers who walk by is entertaining!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    When I have some quiet time,

    I like to take things easy. When I am sitting with a coffee, I think about the people coming past. I wonder whether they are happy with their lives, whether they consider themselves successful. When couples come past, I wonder how long they have been together, and whether they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15

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    That's Me

    I love to "people-watch". We are all so different, yet so much a like. Different back grounds, education, etc... But we all dumb out with the best of em. Yesterday at walmart I sat on a bench just watching folks, I kept watching couples, when I realized I to was being watched...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F May 2, 2012

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    Crazy Neighbors ( Is This People Watching?)

    I was sitting out in the yard just yesterday me and my daughter. It was a beautiful evening. The neighbors across the road are very loud. They always are. They have 2 small children.... Mom was letting the kids play with the waterhose. Cool. (Well the whole road, drive-way ect...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    Cafe Psychology

    I love sitting down for a Coffee and watching all the passers by and the other people their. It's weird but I feel emotively linked. I'll see two people fighting and feel down, or see an old couple having a laugh and i'll smile. But yeah, i think it comes from my love for...
    RainMan RainMan 21-25, M 6 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Did anyone else misinterpret this experience

    as being about voyeurism? I thought it meant I like people watching ( as in I like it when people watch). Anyway - I remember as a child my grandmother introducing me to people watching while we were sitting on a low wall in the sunshine waiting for my mother to come out of a...
    Gdb0 Gdb0 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I watched you, as you slept.

    It was the first time I saw you that way. With your left leg bent at the knee, the right straight, they appeared casual, relaxed. One arm rested on your forehead, as if you intended to cover your eyes but fell asleep before you did. The other lay on the bed, near your leg. I...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    People Do the Funniest Things...

    When they think no one is watching... I used to sit in the airport in Hawaii for no reason at all - just to pass time really... and I'd sit there and watch all the tourists coming in or leaving... people are so funny... people scratch their butts, pick their noses, scratch their...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 4 Responses May 23, 2008

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    I love to: I have to transit a lot to get

    where I'm going. I always look around and watch as people come and go with my headphones on and depending only on what I see. I wonder what they're day was like and whether they'd rather be out or at home. I think about the kind of stress they might have to go through or more...
    a3s1r a3s1r 26-30, T Jan 25

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    Have Been A People Watcher For A Long Time.

    I have enjoyed watched people for a long time. When I was stationed in Italy I used to take my children on a Train ride once a month.  It was so they could have experiences and memories.  We would take the Locale to Florence and walk around and look at the sites and when we...
    CanHappen CanHappen 56-60, M Oct 2, 2013

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    Humans Are Amazing

    Now that I think about it...this is rather stalkish, even. Well, whatever, once in a while, it's nice to sit in New York or someone and just watch people go. Imagine that every single person we see go by-they all have their own little adventure, their own destination, their own...
    DekuBoy DekuBoy 18-21, M Jul 18, 2011

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    People Are So Fascinating!

    Ever since I was a young girl, I've been fascinated by people and human behavior.  I remember in the 2nd grade, walking a neighborhood child to school who was slightly 'retarded' (that was the word we used way back then).  She and her family were strange and intriguing...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    My Eyes Have Seen You

    Yes it's true I enjoy people watching, if I'm at the mall I just grab some lunch and watch all the people shopping or watch the other people eat at the other table, of course they probably think I'm strange but so what, I'm just people watching.yeah....The End
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Feb 1, 2013

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    I love and enjoy watching people in all kinds

    of situations and see what they will do. I love studying people and watching them too. I should write a book on my findings about people and watching them in general.
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Watching

    Yes it seems weird but I am always people watching if I am sitting down eating lunch or in  a park.  I think its interesting, how people interact with each other, I could do this for hours cause its so entertaining, sometimes its better than TV :)
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Picking Your Nose In Public

    On the subway ride home from work, I sat beside a guy who kept picking his nose. He stunk, too. It got me thinking... what other gross things do virtually all people do from time-to-time? Here's my analysis.
    BrentBlogs BrentBlogs 26-30, M Oct 3, 2013

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    Earlier today I was over forty minutes into

    "The doctor is running behind," so I was doing my best to get comfortable in the waiting room and playing on Facebook. Try as I might to refrain from "people watching" inevitably it was going to happen. There was an older couple sitting on a nearby sofa. They were speaking to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 94 Responses May 3

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    Related Experiences

    I have been professionally trained in people watching for over 35 years. I will sit, stand, or walk next or close to others and see how they react to a particular situation at...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    This fat moose has 75 people watching every move for 2 years.....the fat pig And her friends do a Dan and She thinks her scam operation is working....with 75 witnesses watching a...
    simcardbaby4 simcardbaby4 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Whenever I'm out and about I always like people watching. My favorite place to people watch would have to be the mall because no one notices me ... And I rarely run into anyone I...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sitting outside Starbucks people watching, wondering why everybody is so happy yet I'm so sad. Suppose it's a love to hate thing.
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M Nov 18

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    Anyone from Fairfield county or New Haven. Who likes museums people watching also documentaries wanna talk. Everyone around me is a bit blah.
    Gigilaugh Gigilaugh 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    There's something humorous about watching someone pop a balloon by sitting on it. Have you noticed that people can be very tense while sitting on a balloon then all of a sudden...
    bustrnot2bust bustrnot2bust 46-50, M Dec 5

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    ROCKWELL "Somebody's Watching Me" Who's watching Tell me, who's watching Who's watching me I'm just an average man With an average life I work from nine to five Hey, hell, I...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response