I Enjoy People-watching

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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
    May 23, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    Ok, what's their story?

    I say awkward office romance . I had to cover over some advertisement so that's why dudes hair is all distorted and chest
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    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
    Mar 15, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 18, 2013


    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
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    It is like you are some FBI officer spying on

    someone analyzing the case lrofile
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96
    18-21, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Feb 9, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    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

    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

    Just watching folks walk by sometimes.

    . Wondering what they are talking about, picturing there homes .. Where are they going and where are they coming from?
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    I don't know what it is about watching people

    in an airport, but it's just interesting. I suppose it kind of gives me certain feeling of being part of something bigger? I never criticize,or look dwn upon anyone. I get lost. Different way people walk,facial expressions, etc. It's fascinating.
    Sugasug Sugasug
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015


    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

    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
    46-50, F
    79 Responses May 3, 2014

    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
    Mar 4, 2013

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

    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

    People watching is great

    whether is in a club or pub or just out and about humans are strange things easily distracted curious and maybe wanting to see what else is out there Doing the job I do I can read body language well it can make me smile some times
    lovebustyladies lovebustyladies
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    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
    41-45, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    I just love watching people just walk around

    and I love it when I catch hem doing something weird or embarrassing<3
    Akeile Akeile
    18-21, F
    Feb 4, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2009

    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


    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2007
    Simonmrg Simonmrg
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 19

    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

    I love to sit at a cool coffee shop watching

    people go by Clothes are a reflection of the self, personality or the mood somebody is in. The way people carry themselves I feel i could write stories of what they all create in me and I like coffee, music and a good book so amazing.... I hope we'd have more of this cool ones...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    Frank Exactly keep you excluded

    but remain hacked in the phone Bullying ...
    imawakenow55 imawakenow55
    51-55, F
    Dec 20, 2014

    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
    61-65, M
    Oct 2, 2013

    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, 2014
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