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I Like to People Watch

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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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    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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    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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    Travel

    For me, visiting a new place isn't about seeing monuments and museums. It's about experiencing life through the lens of other people. I like to people watch in day to day life, and I definitely like to people watch when I travel. Travel guides can be a bit frustrating because...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    Body Language

    I like to observe people. Many make me just laugh and others make me think. I sit at a red light and watch other people driving their cars. I notice that so many have frowns on their faces. Why? Do they not like where they are going? Where are they going? Are they going to work...
    greeneyes37 greeneyes37 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Humans are interesting creatures.

    I've always liked to be on the outside, looking in.
    landofseas landofseas 13-15, F Jan 27

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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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    Staring

    I think I have a problem with staring. Or at least that's what I am told haha. I love to people watch ..I like watching how different people interact. At the end of the day we are all the same we all act the same in relationships or around people we are comfortable with but it's...
    shsa514 shsa514 22-25, F Sep 30, 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 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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    The Train Commute Home Is Full Of Facinating People

    I love to people watch at the train station and on the train after a day of work. I love to people wtach in art galleries, I find myslef watch people looking at the art work rather than looking at the art work myself. A persons face can say so much
    welshaussiegirl welshaussiegirl 31-35, F Jul 20, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 31

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    All the Time

    Anywhere I go, I always seem to stop everything to do a little people watching.  It fascinates me that we get to witness a tiny facet of people's lives everyday.  These could be good times or bad.  I start to think what moments of my life would I want to be "...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    In Tunisia

    One evening when my girlfriend and I were sitting having a drink outside a restaurant where we had booked dinner, I couldn't help but notice a pretty girl in her early twenties sitting behind and slightly to the left of my girlfriend. The girl was sitting at right angles to us...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 10 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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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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    Definitely.

    This is a topic I can really relate to.With my disability I am often forced to observe life from the sidelines, although those of you who know me, or have just read my stories will know that I've lived as much of my life as possible centre stage, but people watching has for many...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Times Square

    Times Square is the best place to people watch, in my opinion. There's so many people, all different types of people. Each time I visit New York, I make sure to go to Times Square for a good hour and just watch people. Sometimes, I like to judge people as I watch. I don't judge...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 16-17, F Jul 2, 2013

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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 5 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    You know when a statement here strikes you,

    and then when you check that person's profile... their experiences make them seem like total creeps? Hahaha. It's hilarious.
    amazebaltz amazebaltz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    It's So Human To Be A Human Being

    Sometimes I just love people. I like to people watch. Sometimes if I see some sad scene, people shouting at each other or maybe people that are nervous or tired and looking very sad and upset or angry I feel sorry and sort of glad for them at the same time. That is so human to do...
    Memonster Memonster 22-25 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    I Used To Play This Game

    I'd watch one person for 20 or 30 minutes. Really scrutinize her. I'd keep certain questions in mind; what is she like; why is she wearing green; why is she out at 1am? Using that information, I'd construct a mini biography.  To be honest, I still play this game. It's a fun...
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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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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    It'S Nice To Know I'M Not Alone.

    A few weeks ago I had an epiphany of sorts. That people-watching wasn't what one would call, a /normal/ pastime. The idea floored me. I have people-watched as far back as elementary school, spying on classmates and adults alike. It is just something I do. But the people I watch...
    ListeningToTheWorld ListeningToTheWorld 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16, 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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    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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    I Can Spend The Day

    put me on a park bench by the water, i could spend the whole day watching people, i love watching people"come and go"   doing their ever day activities, wondering what they are doing , where they are going and wonder what they all have on their minds,i love looking at they way...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Jun 6, 2013

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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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    Observe More Than Watch.

    I do watch people all the time, and not in a creepy way either. I just find people interesting. I try not to stare but sometimes it's unavoidable cause I can't believe what they are doing. I luv watching Ladies cause I see clothing and shoes that interests me. It can be a...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Strangers

    I love watching strangers. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than going to restaurants and the mall and clubs and parks to watch people. You can learn a lot about human behavior and personality from a few hours of sitting and watching people as they mill about these places. I...
    studdaddi studdaddi 22-25, F Mar 30, 2012

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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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    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 14 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    During My Lunch At Work

    At work after i have eaten my food as fast as i can humanly can i watch as the customers and associates below are rushing around trying to find what they need and get what they need done. They look like little ants rushing around.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Dec 8, 2012

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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 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    Wow..this Sounds a Little C...

    Wow..this sounds a little creepy! I watch people..:D But seriously, you can learn as much about someone just by watching them as you can by talking to them. Because when you talk to them, you see what they want you to see, but when they have no idea you're around, well, then you...
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2007

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    People Watching

    Does anyone else find people watching extremely fascinating? We all have our own stories, and every single person in our world of 7 billion people has their own story. No two people from the past and no two people in future will ever have the same story as someone else. It's...
    drowninginreality drowninginreality 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    People Watching At Ep

    Ok, it's not the same as "real" people watching, but I still enjoy it all the same. If you watch carefully, you can tell who likes who. You can see who doesn't like who. Ok, perhaps I need to get a life, but I still find it entertaining. One thing that does puzzle me somewhat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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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 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 15 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Entertainment

    now what better is there in life than sitting back with a ice cold beverage in hand and watching the circus pass by. People come in all shapes and sizes and some have such great expressions on their faces when they think no one is looking. The world is a crazy place and people...
    calvinunmaker calvinunmaker 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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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    Times Two

    What is even better than watching people is watching people watch other people.. watching their expressions and eyes as they examine another person. Its the closet thing to mind reading.
    Bubbly13 Bubbly13 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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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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    What Makes Them Important

    I go on the bus and see people and think where are they going, who are they going to see, what kinda job do they have? I don't like making stories up for a random people I wanna know. Sometimes I would like to ask a them all those things but how? Won't they think I'm weird or...
    madamlazy madamlazy 18-21, F Nov 23, 2013

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    Staring

    Sometimes I stare without realizing it. Then I get funny looks from the person. What can I say . . . it WAS an accident
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    Arriety Arriety 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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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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    People are .. Interesting to watch.

    Especially at stop lights when they think no one is watching and start "digging for gold"
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Sometimes I feel like a creep just looking t people around me in the grocery store and quickly looking down when she catch me to try to hide the fact that I was looking at all, I...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    On numerous occasions I've seen people pretend as if they like people and then the second the person is out of their presence they will either disparage them with vile hatred ...
    Marah613 Marah613 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    yeah like people who are comfortable wid their thoughts and dont go on the moral high ground standards set by some unknown people society etc etc in short like people who challenge...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    when I was younger I used to work at a casino and I loved it! I had friends, had sooo many friends, and so many people that came in and I talked to them it was great. Then I found...
    Nala22 Nala22 31-35, F 2 days ago

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