My Window

I love to observe people and try to puzzle them out. There's a window in my bedroom where I can see the parking lot of my apartment complex from my desk. It's near my bed, too, and when I can't sleep sometimes I hear and see the strangest things. One of my neighbors had someone break his truck windshield, and I overheard him say that his ex had done it. The crazy thing about that was he said, "Now that's love!" Once I saw a couple with their kids outside after midnight. The kids were riding their little bikes around the parking lot. My parents would have never allowed that. I also watch people at parties, in traffic, at the mall, anywhere where I can blend into the background. And I always wonder why folks are always on their cell phones. If you can't reach me at home, it ain't happening. I have a feeling I am missing a lot more crazy stuff. I'm just a harmless observer.
Sage360 Sage360
41-45, F
1 Response Jul 23, 2010

I agree, people are fascinating and I love watching them when they don't know they're being observed. Not, y'know, in their houses or anything, just when they are being their weird selves out and about, or in their car or whatever. I get so tickled when I see someone car-dancing to their radio, oblivious to the eyes around them. :-)
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I think people are always on their phones because we are inherently social animals. We can get that feeling of connection to whomever we want, whenever we want with just a phone call. I, too, am a subscriber to the attitude of "my time is mine to choose what I'm doing with", so if I'm doing something else, I don't answer my phone. If it's important, leave a message. If not, I'll see you called and get back to you when I can.