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I Enjoy People-watching

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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...
    JKLivinLily JKLivinLily 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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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...
    DekuBoy DekuBoy 18-21, M Jul 18, 2011

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    Almost As Much - As I enjoy watching my fiancé. I get mesmerised by him. I find it difficult to look away from him, he is just so wonderful and perfect. I think I have...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    First Job (Re-Post) - This is a experience i had for another group but i think it also applies hear. This kinda started my whole fascination with other peoples lives and how they...
    Susannersbananers Susannersbananers 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Sep 24, 2011

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    Some People Are So Interesting... - I love going to places where there are people en mass...I can sit for hours watching them...wondering what errands they might be on, where they...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 30, 2008

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    Love It. - one of the best forms of entertainment. you can learn so much about people. questions always rise as wells. where are they going. what are they doing. what are they...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2009

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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...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 15 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...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Feb 1, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 15

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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...
    Dexagon Dexagon 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 25, 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...
    BrentBlogs BrentBlogs 26-30, M Oct 3, 2013

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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...
    ava12982 ava12982 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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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...
    CanHappen CanHappen 56-60, M Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 4 Responses May 23, 2008

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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...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 2 Responses Jun 20, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Starbucks & the Mall - Those are two places that I like to go to and sit and watch people walk by.  I like to guess what they are doing and what they may be on their way to do...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F Jul 2, 2008

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    Often when me and hubby go for a coffee i sit and watch people come in and out of the shop. I wonder if they have had a good life or if they have struggled like myself, i find i...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Jan 10

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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...
    searchingforknowledge searchingforknowledge 46-50, M May 22, 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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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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...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F May 2, 2012

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    At the Fairground - I love just watching people at fairgrounds, the expressions on peoples faces as they ride on the rides, the look of excitement on the childrens faces when they...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Because You Are Better Than An Aquarium! - I like fish, I like watching them. But nothing beats a busy place where I can 'get my stare on' watching other people. You're all...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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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...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    Watching People -                            ...
    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...
    maxxcrash maxxcrash 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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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...
    simplyus simplyus 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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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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    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...
    doitagain doitagain 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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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...
    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...
    reverandron01 reverandron01 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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...
    xturtlex xturtlex 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 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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    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...
    RainMan RainMan 21-25, M 6 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 23, 2008

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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...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 33 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    It Is... - Kind of fascinating watching people just going about their daily business.
    mrjonesmcr mrjonesmcr 22-25, M Nov 25, 2013

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 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...
    bigporkygeorge bigporkygeorge 66-70 Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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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...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M Feb 17, 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...
    nokindwords nokindwords 18-21, F Mar 18, 2013

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    Actually there are few things more meditative for me than when I manage to get into a public space and just watch people go by without expecting or worrying about interacting...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    (Inner peace: teaching the children how to watch the world going by)I've sat for hours watching people while on my travels with the hubby. Many a wild weather storm we have had...
    3littlegirls 3littlegirls 31-35, F Mar 19

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    As a boy and young man I did quite a bit of people watching in ways that would not be socially acceptable. I have long since outgrown that particular vice but I am still a people...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 51-55, M Mar 18

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    Sometimes, when i'm just walking along the street, and people watching my mind kind of just goes "ooh he's hot". Yes I am weird.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Lighting bolts, dangerous if you get struck by it, but enjoy watching. Comes and go in a flash lol. Best to get your camera out and start recording the sky, be a great vid
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have always enjoyed watching science fiction movie, television programs or documentaries. I know it is fairly old now, but "Close Encounters of third Kind" was an eye opener for...
    aussieguy01 aussieguy01 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ever since I was young I have always felt alone. No one liked me and I was constantly ridiculed at school for being weird. The older children from school used to follow me home...
    mrshitmypants mrshitmypants 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    If you're sad take relieve by watching this short silly video. ^_^ http://weird-in-a-odd-way.tumblr.com/post/82819082260/weird-in-a-odd-way-created-with-gifboom-i
    liquescent liquescent 18-21 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I Enjoy Being Seen Naked ... especially in public , and have since I was a teenager . Running at night wearing loose , brief , high-cut shorts , tearing them off in bushland...
    RandomBloke01 RandomBloke01 41-45, M Mar 17

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