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I Like to People Watch

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    The Last Time I People Watched...

    A dad walked by holding hands with his little girl after ballet class. She proclaimed ballet is her favorite thing. Then she looked up at her dad and in her tiny voice, she asked "What's your favorite thing in the whole world daddy?". Without skipping a beat her dad looked down...
    mjob mjob 18-21, F Feb 14, 2011

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    Watching ghetto fights on YouTube.

    All they say is '*****' or 'nigga' haha
    ZoeLouise3399 ZoeLouise3399 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    i sure do as it teaches me a lot of things

    class rooms dont teach..some part of our education is unorganised..
    romell romell 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    "Is he married?" "I wonder

    if she's a lawyer" "I wonder how they coped at school?" ... There's a bit of Sherlock Holmes in everyone I think, if you can harness it. I'm often told off by the girlfriend for making assumptions, but to me they're gut instincts! Unpolished shoes, odd socks, shirt crumpled, a...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    People are .. Interesting to watch.

    Especially at stop lights when they think no one is watching and start "digging for gold"
    elliesa elliesa 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    It's Inspiring To

    I'm working a summer internship with some pretty lose rules about the exact length of my lunch breaks so usually I wander around downtown Cleveland for about an hour and a half just watching life happen for others. I see busy business men chatting away on cell phones, teenagers...
    boldaslovecanbe boldaslovecanbe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    I plan to people watch it's

    so relaxing drinking a coffee and watching the world go by, amazing the things you notice when you sit still and watch..
    freochick freochick 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I have always been drawn to people watching.

    I think it came about from my childhood, when I felt shy and out of place. When I was younger, I would try to make myself invisible. I was actually quite good at it. I tell people this now and they have a hard time believing it, but I swear it’s true. And when I made...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    People watching is a fun past time

    for me I like to just sit on the beach or at the park and just watch lol it's quite entertaining and even funny lolz the stuff u see
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    People watching is seriously one of my favorite

    things. My friends and I actually plan to go to public places and we usually end up with the funniest stories afterwards. Once, we followed a gay guy into a women's clothing store and listened to him talk with his bf on the phone while he tried on mini skirts lol
    taylor468 taylor468 16-17, F Nov 28, 2013

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    Living in Oxford, we get a lot of tourists

    and with me always being early when meeting up with friends, I tend to sit near Carfax Tower while I wait and people watch. Seeing a tourist nearly get hit by a double decker bus while taking their umpteenth picture of a building that looks surprisingly similar to the other...
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 21

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    I Did Some In Australia Recently.

    I have decided that Australia has some of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Friendly, helpful and enjoyable to spend time with. I can't wait to go back! They actually take great pleasure in returning a smile. All of our days spent down under were G...
    ken360 ken360 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Fascinating Thing This Human Race...

    Standing back watching a crowd is one of my favorite things to do. People as a whole move with such an interesting dynamic against one another.For some people they move through public like they own the world. Talking freely about the most private of things, content in their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2012

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    I am not a patient person

    and since half of my friends often have trouble with being on time I was always the first one to arrive whenever we hang out. It was then I have develope this habit of watching people rushing through whatever their business is and predicting their life stories in my head.
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I don't think there is anything more interesting

    than watching people interact with each other. I love watching people. Which is really strange because in other ways I prefer to be watched
    Hard2Beat Hard2Beat 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I like to just sit in a park,

    or even at a stoplight, watching the cars go by, wondering what other people's lives are like, who is cheating on who, the fed up house wife, the unhappy husband, making up my own stories, makes my life seem a little better.
    donttakeitpersonal donttakeitpersonal 36-40 Sep 8

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    When I have time to actually sit

    and drink my coffee at the shop..I like to watch people coming in and out of the door. Its funny how oblivious they are of their surroundings. Some rush in, some take their time leaving while their nose is glued to their iWhatever-is-the-gadget-of-choice-that-minute. Why...
    CaliLuz CaliLuz 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Social interaction with humans is

    so interesting. It's fun watching people... I wonder what people think when they watch me, haha.
    FelBaby FelBaby 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm sitting on the trait.

    .commuting. Watching the people around me, most on their phones and between late twenties and 50's. One gentleman, in his late 70's, possibly early 80's also looks to be "figuring things out"....it's almost like you could read the thoughts he was having through his facial...
    QuietAndNice QuietAndNice 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    My Profession

    I love love love to people watch. I could sit on a bench all day long watching people ...They probably don't even notice me ... but i notice them. Everybody is so different, not one person exactly the same. It amazes me how so many different looks can be created lol. I like to...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Watching People Is Great

    Seriously?Is there something more interesting then people in this world? I don't think so...All the styles and behaviors. In Paris they have the outside cafe tables, with the chairs always facing the street. Yes , they got it!!! Is not just about chatting or reading your book...
    redUmbrella redUmbrella 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Roadside Strangers

    I enjoy people watching. In fact, I have been known to dedicate little road trips to this hobby. I get in my car, pop in an audio book and just go somewhere, anywhere. It is amazing the things that are going on out there in the world. Sometimes it's interesting to go to...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    People

    I like watching people because you can learn a lot about a person just by really paying attention to them.  I watch people everywhere all the time.  But then it has been drilled into me by my dad.  He always said, "Always be aware of your surroundings."  And I am.  I pay...
    Brunhild Brunhild 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Oooops

    I have a terrible habit of getting caught staring at people, often causing odd responses. I'm lucky I seem generally unthreatening because it probably would be an issue otherwise. It often starts as I zone out and I begin staring at someone, wondering about their story and why...
    grrimaturtle grrimaturtle 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    I like watching others

    as they wander through their surroundings. I find it interesting how others sneak a glance or stare at the ground wary of others taking notice of them , while others strut around like they own the place, head held high, confident stride, unafraid of eye contact or drawing...
    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sharing A Laugh W/a Business Associate.

    I had a lunch date with a female client ,she was my go to person in this one company and they were always bought software from me.She was a tall lanky skinny very pretty women and she always dressed like she was attending a red carpet event. I would always get there a bit early...
    rknst74 rknst74 41-45, M 9 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    The Lethal Look

    I enjoy watching people. My 11 hours flight from Australia to Dubai last weekend was educational. The flight stewardess seemed keen to serve my husband. I was left to watch. My husband was amused and couldn't wait for my reaction. LOL She smiled coquettishly to him, and the...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 6 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Sunday Afternoon

    I took a Sunday stroll on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. I walked through the park, observing the young skateboarders. Across from the skateboarders, I observed the old homeless men sitting on benches, watching me as I watched them. As I crossed the street, I noticed a young...
    wildf1ower wildf1ower 22-25 18 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Watching Him, Watching Her

    It was a couple of summers ago. On a balmy evening in a European city in a pretty, sheltered square surrounded by chic shops, pavement cafes, people sauntering by enjoying being bathed in the glow of late evening. Not the slightest breath of air. Total calm. The sunlight slowly...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 18 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    aureatequeen aureatequeen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    It starts the same, another person you look at

    with wanting eyes. Liking people from a distance. There are no limitations. Seeing them smile from afar wishing you were causing it. Even wondering what their name is. So you can place the face with a personality. You watch the way they walk gracefully and full of wonder. It is...
    500DaysOfWhat 500DaysOfWhat 16-17, F Jan 29

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    Its almost as if the sun forgot to rise today-

    looking out I can see trees flashing by in the foreground of the gloomy weather backdrop with only a tint of orange. I'm stuck on the train for the next hour and all I can see are sad faces everywhere. No one, old or young seems to be looking forward to whatever business they...
    rememberthattime rememberthattime 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Rear Window

    I bought my appartment in Montreal for the main reason I can see everything in my neighbours's appartements. Like in Rear Window, I can watch them live their lives. It's fascinating. Almost morbidly fascinating . Haven't seen a murder yet ;-)
    MlleLulu MlleLulu 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    I get caught staring at people way too often.

    Its not that I'm being critical, I just like to make up stories in my head of what they might be thinking
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Amazing

    I love to watch people. It always amazes me at some of the clothes people wear out of the house.Do they not have mirrors in their house?Do they not understand that outfit is not working for you.It is sad that know one will say to them, you know that outfit is not working for you...
    lovingalifer lovingalifer 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    I love being watched especially a guy watching

    me make another girl squirt which turns me on especially when a guy is watching with his hard Vick in his hand
    kardi65 kardi65 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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    Arriety Arriety 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    People Are A Trip

    Just about any place we go I like to watch people. How they dress, how they act and people today can run you through every emotion you have in about fifteen minute's. Sit down in a resturant and watch the people around you and you might not be hungry anymore. Watch people pick...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    An Acceptable Way To Spy

    My mom taught me how to people watch on a road trip. While my dad was in a gas station she told me that if looked around I could find all kinds of funny characters. She pointed out an ordinarily looking bald man hurrying from the market doors and said, "Look, there's Larry...
    TheRamblingRose TheRamblingRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Humans are interesting creatures.

    I've always liked to be on the outside, looking in.
    landofseas landofseas 16-17, F Jan 27

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    I sit back and people watch instead being

    social. It interesting what you notice when you are not involved
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M Jan 16

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    Today I went into a near local place to get a

    car wash! Paid 11.99 for a full car body wash and inside interior cleaning like vacuuming and stuff! It's called the basic wash! But it got me so excited to see man all over cleaning my car and treating me like a princess! One if the workers smiled at me and said ' we hope to...
    Incubusbunny Incubusbunny 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    People observer! I like seeing whats going on

    around me and watching the world go by!I'm more of a watcher than a talker so i easily get distracted by sight with what i see while I'm talking outside!I also notice things more because i people watch... When i'm at the bus stop or on the bus or at any place i just sit there...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    So basically what I have noticed at my time at

    uni is that people with similar aesthetics tend to group together. Like the attractive/confident band together and the quieter ones band together. I have also noticed that people dress up (looking super good, high heels makeup etc) for uni and I just can't help but wonder at the...
    captaindusk captaindusk 18-21, M Apr 6

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    To me, the most beautiful state a person can be

    in is when they are falling apart. The honesty and intense pain that their actions hold is breath taking. Especially if they are slowly losing their mind. Something about watching someone lose their grip on reality and going from being concerned with their state, to comforted by...
    Mercurylucidity Mercurylucidity 18-21, F 1 Response May 26

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    People watching is such a simple joy

    and yet often becomes emotional to the watcher at times. To see how people react to a public setting - some carefree and laughing, others uncomfortably shifty and some even who yell and shout despite peeking eyes and nearby ears. It makes me wonder how these people are on their...
    alexandr4 alexandr4 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Cosplaygirl Cosplaygirl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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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 13 hrs ago

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    its my favorite activity to do in public places! i like catching glances from other people watchers and both knowing that we are not alone
    MrTibbles2014 MrTibbles2014 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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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 1 Response Nov 18

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