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I Like to People Watch

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    I like to gaze up at passing aircraft,

    and think about all the people onboard... I like that I'm watching them and thinking about them, and they're completely unaware. I wonder how many of them are looking down at the lights of my house, and whether they speculate about the people below them.
    camilleleanne camilleleanne 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Was talking to my pal.

    Thanked him for caring. He thanked me. We talked of helping. Him says him not me. Cant over reward help. Moved topic to who helps. Grunts help more. Fifty fifty collar color. But always grunts. Was sad about it. But proud to be disabled grunt. From...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 6

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    Anyone ever stop and stare at the sky just to

    see how many other people will stop to see what it is you are looking at?
    thebubbas1 thebubbas1 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    One man I noticed was wearing a waistcoat

    and had enough brilliantine in his hair making it look solid. It was parted in the middle and slicked down to within an inch of it's life, slightly too long at the back. He had a head like a Thunderbird puppet and I bet he didn't go to the barbers very often. Can't imagine what...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I want to watch my hubby f.

    .k a younger chick..Id love you just set back and watch the show..
    CLPLIKESFUN CLPLIKESFUN 46-50 8 Responses Jul 4

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    Some people do interesting things

    and I mean like day you were at a coffee shop. And some guy acted out for some odd bizarre reason. Saw a guy do just that once literally at a coffee shop cause he was too cracked out tripping out. It was pretty amusing I gotta say but what made him think getting all high and...
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Airports are the best.

    I play the celebrity game. Find someone and figure out which celebrity they most resemble. Bets is when you see an actual celebrity.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Many reasons. At times I wonder

    where they are all going, what someone could be thinking. Sometimes just for some fun! Add your own words to two people talking, or thoughts to the face of a single person. And yes the sometimes to laugh at them. I'm sure people do to me so why not. I don't do it to mean, just...
    ItsSIRtoyou ItsSIRtoyou 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    People tell stories. Knowing their stories

    sometimes requires watching. I lived at my previous address for four years. I rarely spoke to anyone, but I got to know them. I watched the couple across the street go through a divorce. I watched my neighbor, who was a substitute teacher, live a life burdened with severe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29

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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 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    It's sometimes funny to watch some people doing

    something the wrong way but doing it confidently. Even more funny, they succeeded.
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Everytime I'm at a red light

    and I look into passing cars I see someone digging in their nose
    vyoungin vyoungin 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    The best places to watch people

    for me are the airports and railway stations. I can sit there all day long, see people coming and leaving for their destinations...some there to bid goodbyes, some excited to take the journey, others bored and tired! For that time, I start feeling like I do not exist in that...
    vini0211 vini0211 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 6

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    I have a buddy that wanted a ride to pick up

    his car after work. He is an accountant that works high up in a firm that leases a lot of the space above a bank in a large building. I was in jeans and a collared shirt. Every male was in coat and tie in this building and all the women were dressed for church. The women...
    Thisis4fun Thisis4fun 56-60, M 20 hrs ago

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    MummifiedCatLady MummifiedCatLady 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I have a strange yet

    so appealing need to watch others, when they are unaware I'm watching. I'm not a dirty old perv lol, I have a long term gf and a normal job. Standard English chap. But for as long as I can remember I have enjoyed the odd spy, eventually stepping into the exhibitionist type of...
    redlizard2015 redlizard2015 26-30, M Jul 27

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    I like to sit in a coffee shop

    and see people coming and going.. see brief glimpses into their lives and their interactions. as an aspie this is all fascinating but utterly incomprehensible at the same time. how people can be so complex in their relationships and behaviours with so many levels of...
    UKdad84 UKdad84 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    When you have no friends,

    and are always alone, you get used to people watching. I'll go to the mall, sit on the edge of the fountain, read a book. Over the top I'll look at everyone that walks by, giving them a story. Why are they at the mall? Why is she wearing that graphic-T? Why is he being short...
    RedHeadedNinja RedHeadedNinja 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Wonderful read on People Watching.

    One of my favorite things to do. I can get lost in studying ....people!! You’re bored while standing in line or forced to sit in a doctor’s waiting room. What do you do to amuse yourself? Invariably, many of us turn to people watching to pass the time. Without even...
    LEXUS46 LEXUS46 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    (I also waffle... so consider yourself warned!

    )... My day is rather small by comparison to other times in my life... Interaction with people is now at a minimum, and there's only me (and the awesome Peeps on EP) keeping me sane during my ever so stressful day of dull office work, from home... On my own.... Well peeps here...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 31

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    big thing been on my mind years .

    sounds diff.. a sexual exp with someone shouldnt have been with .. been big secret n in my head ... wana no any thiughts n opinions to it if anyone likes hearin nawtier kinda things ...
    slider82 slider82 26-30, M Aug 12

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    I drive a gravel truck all over our city

    and because I am really high up, I can see into everyone's car. Many people have their phones on their laps, or tucked in between their legs. I think it's just a matter of time and practice that people will become better at texting and driving. The thing is...people complain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Monsters everywhere Disguised

    as beautiful creatures Poisonous words spoken yet coated with sugar Careful they can be the death of you.
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Walmart is the best place

    for people watching lol. So damn entertaining haha
    Royalsfan43 Royalsfan43 41-45, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to watch people some days,

    just to take my mind off of being bored. About 5 years ago I was walking to work from a friends place I had stayed at. It wasnt to far of a walk and the day was warm and the sun was out :) As I was getting closer to my work, out of the corner of my eye I saw 3 guys roughly my...
    satnlacy satnlacy 22-25, T 2 Responses Aug 26

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    lol not in a sick way.

    ...jus I like to observe their actions n behaviour sometimes.... if I can focus without distraction, that is....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 18

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    It's like the feeling of getting to know a

    person by observing their body language and facial expressions but not having to officially introduce yourself to them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 23

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    I'm in sunny Las Vegas right now,

    the Mecca for people watching. I got in last night and spent a few hours having a great time watching the whirlwind of life and excitement that is Vegas.
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M Aug 3

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    Someday your life will flash

    before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    He wanted to tell her how much he preferred to

    look at her, that only by watching could he memorize her, and take her and possess her. He did not know how to explain that he could not touch better or more fully with his hands than he could with his eyes. Seeing encompassed all at once; a touch was limited to one spot at a...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07 41-45, F Jul 28

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    And not just visually,

    I am also quite observant of their demeanor. Online, I have my own way of observing netiquette. There's a lot of people to meet in this world, but hey, I am not going to waste my time, breath, and energy socializing with anyone who will take away moments of my joy and happiness...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 5

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    I have horrible anxiety with people

    but idly enough at an event when you just blend I like to watch people. A chance to just be a face in the crowd and watch how people act in their environment is fun. And secretly making fun of them for shíts and giggles. (Not to be mean just to laugh)
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I have silent conversations with perfect

    strangers. I like to Imagine I comfort them when they're having a bad day.
    xiatess xiatess 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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 26-30 17 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Goodie goodie.... I see you over there,

    oh that may sound a lil creepy. I have done this for quite sometime. It's an inner curiosity of how the people around me work...Their mannerisms, how they respond to those around them...I find I am very intrigued
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 27

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    Alright there's a pretty attractive guy I see

    after school everyday and I'm a decent looking girl. Obviously I can't help but to stare at him and I've noticed that he looks at me too. He'll look away when we make eye contact and we stare each other down everyday. Is he staring because he noticed that I stare at him all the...
    17girl 17girl 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 29

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    passivity passivity 18-21, F 26 Responses Jan 23

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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 6 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    This dude was just sleeping in the train,

    so I drew him! He had a bag with patches all over it.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 18-21, T Mar 28

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    I love to go to the local mall,

    buy a slice of pizza or some coffee, and watch all the people just wandering around. Occasionally I find someone I am interested in and casually follow them, not to stalk but to get a feel for who they are as a person. Like if a woman buys candles and lingerie, I imagine she's...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I see you I study you I read the expressions on

    your face. I see the way you interact with others. I see your expression when you think no one can see you. I can see your joy I can see your pain I want to reach out to you, to hold you. In my heart I know I can make it better. I know I can fulfill all your dreams and passions...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25

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    So Madan Mitra refused bail in Sarada scam.

    Good for the people who invested in it.If released,as a minister,he could make the trial sway in his favor.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F Aug 6

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    People who are afraid to step on an escalator.

    ....missed it.....how 'bout this one.....no, not that one......wait, not that one either.....that one--no, not that one!!
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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