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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So glad I am not the only one.

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Ok some songs are just that good.

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1 month 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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1 month ago

ALL the time!!

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Cip IESAN
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1 month ago

The same for telling jokes!

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

Must be polite...must be polite

Aria Whitaker
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1 month ago

Right lol. And I would be unable to tell you 4 seconds after reading it what it said!

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Zelda Blue
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1 month ago

Or opening a birthday card hoping for money and remembering you are an adult and only get cards now no money.

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

OR..... acting like you don't care there's NO money in it as you read it ;)

ZoeIsHahaha
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1 month ago

And then whoever gave it to you asks if you noticed the money

Charlotte A.
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1 month ago

gosh what a cute face

Ginny Weasley
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1 month ago

YES!!

Vanta Black
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1 month ago

What? I open the card, thank them for the money, and then read it. It's usually just "Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!", or "Many Happy Returns" if my stepdad has signed one.

Ginny Weasley
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1 month ago

lol. My mom always wants me to read them, even if it just says happy birthday.

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Linda HS
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1 month ago

What a face 😻

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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1 month ago

That FACE!

Lemon Garnished Potato
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1 month ago

just slip the money to the side and pretend to think nothing of it, read the card and then later when you have time to yourself count the money while chuckling and grinning like a greedy goblin

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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1 month ago (edited)

don't go savage..dont go savage

Donovan Strader
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1 month ago

EXACTLY

Michelle C
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1 month ago

WHAT!?! that's the first part I notice...I'm like thanks for the $100 Grammy I'll read the card later cause I you know how it make me cry and then you cry, but before we cut cake I'm gonna run out real quick and get this top I wanted before the boutique closes.

Kristina Thomas
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1 month ago

Hahaha I like your style! I've never known anyone so carefree about their birthday. We're so self conscious.

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Maira Sarwar
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1 month ago

politeeeeeeee

Magical dolphin
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1 month ago

all the time you just have to be polite....

Mollie Burge
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1 month ago

why do people stop getting money in cards as they get older? You need that money more than ya needed it when you were 8!

Drawing Gamer
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1 month ago

i fell like the cat is a 1st grader and i am a plane

Caroleann Mc Callion
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1 month ago

I was please to reach the age (in my 40's mind) where I felt completely comfortable opening it, holding up the money and growling "YEA! Money!". Before thanking the person who gave it to me.

*The Star Wolf*
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1 month ago

omg yes

LiBye
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1 month ago

I never got money or gifts. The cake was always the present...

Mollie Burge
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1 month ago

oh thats sad.... :(

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Jodi Forrester
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1 month ago

Lol. That face is halarious

Jessica Cifelli
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1 month ago

I wanna boop that nose!

miley stewert
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1 month ago

i just say oh money

Maia Zimmerman
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1 month ago

Every time

William McCarthy
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1 month ago

dont notice the money...dont notice the money

Aurora Graham-Hayes
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1 month ago

yeah

Jo Choto
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1 month ago

I don’t pretend.

Jael Grant
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1 month ago

Not when I was younger I would pull it out and wave it around. But would obviously never forget to say thanks

cat man
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1 month ago

i don't get money for my birthday

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT! Thank you for the card too.

Ian Koch
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1 month ago

I don't do this, instead, I *casually* shake the card, and then pull the money out from the bottom of the card where it is now sticking out.

Doris Culverhouse
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1 month ago

I don't even say that. I am like yah money!!

Kelly Hartle
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1 month ago

Always. Or smiling when you get that purple hand towel from your grandma for Christmas, because she was at least able to remember you.

Khadija Hammond
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1 month ago

Nah! Grab the dough😂

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

I always notice the note and exclaim with delight...why not? A gift.

Kim Shannon
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1 month ago

Or the absence thereof

Kenny Kulbiski
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1 month ago

On the plus side any card will do when you send money. The recipient ain't gonna look any further anyway.

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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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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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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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1 month ago

Or after we leave a video conference.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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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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1 month ago

It's about concentration though.

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troufaki13
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I have a 2m charger cord so I'm good! :)

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Foxxy (The Original)
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Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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Peter Korpershoek
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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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1 month 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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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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1 month ago

hits way harder in quarantine

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 month ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 month ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

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hispanic! at the disco
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My OCD makes me do weird shit like this :( It can be really tough

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1 month ago

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

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juice
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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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1 month ago

wow this article is so accurate

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Nea
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

As a night worker all the time!!!

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Vanta Black
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1 month ago

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

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troufaki13
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I mean, it's a direct order. No?

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The Emerald Triangle
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1 month ago

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

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Nea
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1 month ago

But i am an adult.

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earringnut
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1 month ago

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

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

Hehehe😆

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Too often.

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hispanic! at the disco
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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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I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can...

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It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

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The Emerald Triangle
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1 month ago

Trump. Totally Trump.

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1 month ago

😂

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 month 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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It is almost like forgetting that the same thing was posted already

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