There’s nothing quite like being in your own company. It’s a pure judgement-free zone⁠—no pressure to show off, no expectations met by reality, no strange looks given as you’re voicing all the nonsense out loud in an empty room.

And interestingly, some of the most unusual behavior happens while we’re on our own. In fact, the things we do are so random, we don’t really talk about them. Ever. Like doing a remote trace or aligning your feet to the tiles so you won’t die.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of all the odd things we all do but never dare to tell, not even in truth or dare. And you know what? It's better off that way.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

So glad I am not the only one.

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

Ok some songs are just that good.

thingjummings
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4 months ago

Me : replaying again because the part that hurts me didn't hurt me enough.

nettie netwitch
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4 months ago

When I was young. Yes. Often.

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Tracey Hirt
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4 months ago

Yes! I will restart songs if I get distracted in the middle. Some songs are so good they need your entire focus.

Ines Janssen
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4 months ago

Also with Movie scenes,

RJ
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4 months ago

Yes. I'm like a kid watching Teletubbies. Again!

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deanna woods
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4 months ago

I do this all the time. Some songs need your full enjoyment.

Nea
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4 months ago

Oh yes!! Nothing less than full respect to good songs.

Tiffiny
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4 months ago

Or because someone interrupted you and you just want to listen or sing along in peace.

Zophra
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4 months ago

Golyardes' Grounde (Forsyth) Canadian Brass!!!

Bizianka
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4 months ago

Me all the time

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

Songs totally have feelings!

ISABEL HICKS
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3 months ago

I do that all the time!!!

Maira Sarwar
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3 months ago

ya

Magical dolphin
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3 months ago

i do that soooooooooooo much

Pam Davis
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3 months ago

That’s me!

TheaterNerd
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3 months ago

me: *listens to the entire dear evan hansen playlist 15 times after watching newsies 10 times* I dont give it the love it deserves! also me: *listens to be more chill once* Cool, i should listen to it more.

Jodi Forrester
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3 months ago

Absolutely. If my favorites are interrupted even by a short conversation like... Did you see that? See what? That dog in the back of that truck. Yea it was pretty. Now, shh... Restart song ! Woo hoo

Christel Nellemann
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3 months ago

Nope, never did that . Why?

miley stewert
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3 months ago

i agree kawaii-don...1e-png.jpg kawaii-donut-png-click-on-images-to-enlarge-and-download-643-5ed1770be421e-png.jpg

Tanya Kysel'ova
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3 months ago

hahaha, I do

Aurora Graham-Hayes
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3 months ago

all the time

Jeff Diamond
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3 months ago

Bohemian Rhapsody.

M Adams
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3 months ago

I do this as my kids often interrupt.

Jael Grant
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3 months ago

If this isn’t the truth then what is

Panda with Heart
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3 months ago

I am this person

Yoseph Workeneh
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4 months ago

I only do that to the song "Middle"

I Liek To Cute
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4 months ago

They are just THAT good.

Heather Reynolds Atwood
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4 months ago

Check

elia 84631
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4 months ago

I do it when i listen good song why i don't like when it ends

Thành Đinh
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4 months ago

Damn it i thought i was the only one

Jonathan Armstrong
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4 months ago

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Kira K.
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4 months ago

ok if you say you haven't even done this ONCE, you're a liar.

Efi Karafotia
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4 months ago

YES!

Fitriady Budiman
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4 months ago

i am.

Azziza
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4 months ago

Guilty!

Pompilius
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4 months ago

Almost every Led Zeppelin song.

Baali Venomax
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4 months ago

Am guilty of this.

Metalmesh
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4 months ago

All the time😃

Caroline Driver
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4 months ago

No, but I hate to have to stop a song in the middle, makes me feel disjointed, like I stepped off a stair that wasn't there

Evripidou Maria
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4 months ago

mostly when I;m driving. Sometimes I will concentrate on where Im going if I;m somewhere unfamiliar so I will restart a song that was playing

1337
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4 months ago

oh yes

Anja Schmidt
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4 months ago

one of a kind!

Cj Howard
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4 months ago

All the Time... or the volume was too low to my liking.

Bill Kratz
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4 months ago

I thought I was the only person who did that!

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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4 months ago

I do it with Netflix movies...

George Hudacko
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4 months ago

Wake up or go to hell!

Michele Clarke
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4 months ago

YES

Leasa Ana Maria
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4 months ago

I do this every day

Nash Nopper
Community Member
4 months ago

YES!

Fixin'Ta
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4 months ago

YES! This is me! I didn't "listen well" so I have to start over. (Sometimes more than once.)

athornedrose
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4 months ago

This is so important. Sometimes I just didn't rock out to it hard enough

Danial Ketchum
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel attacked

Toasty
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4 months ago

True, but than I find myself not getting into it as much the second time around.

AzKhaleesi
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4 months ago

Did that on the way to work today.... lol

Destiney Torres
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4 months ago

Maybe because i don't pay attention to it at first.2 but it sound so good that u have to

Khloe Ness
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4 months ago

im like that

MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

i do this plenty

byeoljari Lyra
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4 months ago

Zombie by Day6

Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

I do this when someone interrupts my listening

MellonCollie
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4 months ago

Of course! Why, is that a strange thing to do??

Nami Tantrum
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4 months ago

just did that yesterday :D

chickiethehen
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4 months ago

Nah I restart the whole playlist

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4 months ago

YES THIS!😆

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Humor plays a vital role in younger generations’ communication and media consumption. But Gen Z and millennials are renowned for what’s called absurdist, surrealist, and often dark comedy full of dank memes and observational one-liners.

In order to get this sense of humor, one has to understand the context in which the youngest generations came to live. In the past decade, the world has been bursting with information which is “both more accessible and less reliable,” writes The Washington Post. “Brands pose as a friend on social media to millennial consumers, and the line between real and artificial matters less than it once did.”

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Laugh Fan
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4 months ago

ALL the time!!

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Cip IESAN
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4 months ago

The same for telling jokes!

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

Must be polite...must be polite

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Another explanation is that such surreal humor is a response to a world that has stopped making sense. According to Andrew DeYoung, the director of 555 and editor on The Eric Andre Show, the Adult Swim school of comedy is designed to “reflect the frenetic distribution of information on the internet.” And that’s why most of their shows are so chaotic and absurd.

Since there’s no time for a narrative joke to be said online, traditional punchline structure doesn’t work. “Instead, things are funny because they are willfully jarring and strange,” writes Rachel Aroesti for The Guardian. Weird Twitter and bizarre dank memes are perfect examples of how millennials break down the joke, decontextualize it, and create utter randomness.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

That is definitely a hard one but considering the situation I would be in that I had 6mins to live, I would probably listen to Always look on the bright side of life from Monty Python.

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Liam Walsh
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4 months ago

When the cashier gives you the change by placing notes on your palm and then the coins on top... awkward shuffling around of money ensues.

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The Emerald Triangle
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4 months ago

Or after we leave a video conference.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

If a person is there trying to make a decision or taking too long I just say excuse me please and grab what I want.

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Rosie Hamilton
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4 months ago

It's about concentration though.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

I have a 2m charger cord so I'm good! :)

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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Peter Korpershoek
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4 months ago

I once got 'caught' by a store manager after the alarm went off, i was 12. I patiently waited right after the sirene, but nobody showed up. I got some angry faces from customers and personnel. I tested the alarm again by swinging my plastic bag trough the gates, it went off again. Nobody showed up... After one minute i started walking back to my bike, and right then someone grabbed me by the neck. He dragged me roughly to a small office where i had to empty my pockets and bag. He checked the receipt and saw that I didn't steel anything. He tested the alarm with my bag, it went off. They seem to have forgotten to remove a tag. I was 19 when i had the guts to enter that store again.

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Kaisu
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4 months ago

It's the best feeling ever, knowing you can have lots more sleep! Like waking up at 7 but then remembering it's the weekend and you can go back to sleep

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago (edited)

That’s a bit dangerous. Although I have walked to the shops and as I am almost half way home I have thought “I don’t even remember walking to the shops”. It’s like I was just suddenly placed there without knowing how I got there. Does that make sense? Kind of like I was on auto pilot.

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Just another user...
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4 months ago

hits way harder in quarantine

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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4 months ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

My OCD makes me do weird shit like this :( It can be really tough

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SanchaTheSeeker
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4 months ago

*oop time to eat dinner and go to sleep again*

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juice
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4 months ago

also works when you make awkward eye contact with strangers and don't want to be perceived as rude

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Donovan Strader
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4 months ago

wow this article is so accurate

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Nea
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4 months ago

So often i buy things that will eventually be used like kitchen towels just to avoid this...

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Kaisu
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4 months ago

But if it's 135.99 dollars with free shipping, then it's fine!

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Hilary Rudd
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4 months ago

As a night worker all the time!!!

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Vanta Black
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4 months ago

Nah, that's enough for a full 8 hours of sleep.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

I mean, it's a direct order. No?

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The Emerald Triangle
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4 months ago

Hell you think I actually want my family to know where I am at?

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Nea
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4 months ago

But i am an adult.

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earringnut
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4 months ago

This is comfortable. When I straiten out my back hurts.

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4 months ago

Hehehe😆

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Too often.

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

I always put one foot in and one foot out. I remember reading it controlled the temperature of your body.

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can...

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago (edited)

It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

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The Emerald Triangle
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4 months ago

Trump. Totally Trump.

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4 months ago

😂

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

haha I always think that this is how I would look if I were pregnant.

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Kaisa
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4 months ago

It is almost like forgetting that the same thing was posted already

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