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I Like to People Watch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 19 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Arriety Arriety 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I Love Sitting In A Crowded Bar

    Its always entertaining to watch the animals doing their mating rituals in a crowded bar. I really like the balcony where I can watch desperate boys go from girl to girl and strike out with pathetic lines. I sat in a bar near an army base and chatted with a young lady who seemed...
    hotroddot39 hotroddot39 41-45, M Feb 1, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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

    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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    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 18-21, F Jul 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Cosplaygirl Cosplaygirl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    Watching ghetto fights on YouTube.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    Gdb0 Gdb0 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I like people who say what they think what ever is is and in whatever way they want. Direct openess and honesty is my policy throughout everything I do and say.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I am always more interested in watching people than I am in any event I attend. I especially enjoy watching people at open air concerts and festivals. People do some crazy...
    kapkapperson kapkapperson 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It doesn't matter if it's at the airport, out on the soccer pitch, a restaurant, or anywhere else. If there are people I'm guilty of watching everyone. Sure it's my anxiety and...
    brian29715 brian29715 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Ever watch people who think no one is watching...not like a creepy stalker, just as long as they're in your line of sight..try it sometime...you will be amazed, horrified and...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago